Originally Posted by wingNwing
.....Except for the one we were at where the yard workers started drinking hard and fast promptly at 5:01 every Friday night......
This is an admitted highjack, but I would love to start a thread that would get all over this.
I'm the first to enjoy a cocktail at the end of the day and am happy that yard employees do so too. However, drinking in plain sight of the customers at 5:01 (make that 12:01 on Saturdays) is ridiculous. Generally, who cares. But the next time they screw up some maintenance (AND THEY WILL), the only thought I have in my mind is them sitting around drunk with empty Coors Light cans all around them. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Bad management, which is grossly typical in the marine industry.
I think everybody just wants to believe they are in an industry that is laid back and everyone is there for fun. However, they are still in business.