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Handling Stress on board the Ship All of us experience some form of stress in our lives, be it at work or in our personal lives.  While some amount of stress is normal, excessive stress is definitely unhealthy and it can have a detrimental effect on your personal relationship and in your work. There are certain situations at work which ...

How to Motivate Yourself at Work Some days we are at work feeling so positive and motivated while some other days we just feel drained and everything seems to be so tough and you lose focus. When you lack motivation, the day at work can be such a drag and you will feel very unhappy.  If you feel unmotivated often, ...

Building Trust at Work In any relationship, trust is the fundamental core that is so important in keeping the relationship going.  Everyone can act in ways that promote trust in our immediate work environment.  In order for the company to succeed it doesn’t just require the effort of one person, it is a team effort.  The team work can’t exist ...

Among the challenges we may face at work is being faced with a negative coworker.  The negative coworker can pull down the morale of the whole team or even worse, affect the productivity of the team.   Some people are just negative about everything.  They don’t like their work, don’t like the ship they are sailing on, don’t like their ...

We spend longer periods of time at work as compared to with our family.  Thus maintaining a good working relationship on board the ship is very important as this can make your job more enjoyable and productive.   We share with you some keys to establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship on board the ship.   TRUST As with ...

There are a few lucky mates who love their jobs and also love the companies they are working for while the rest of us are simply getting paid so that we can afford to do what we love during the weekends or go for that annual vacation with our loved ones.  Some of us might be thinking is it time ...

Money management is about taking charge and managing your finances to ensure your financial well-being.  It is all the more important for seafarers to manage your finances prudently as you should prepare for your life when you will no longer be able to work on board the ship.   Some rule of thumb about financial planning includes: Personal & Medical ...

I would say working as a seafarer is a very unique career.  Seafarers get to travel to new places (ports) and typically often meet new people. Seafarers can enjoy several perks like: Good Money Yes, being a seafarer pays better money as compared to similar occupations ashore. Exciting Lifestyle Life on board the ship is never boring, and in fact ...

We have all heard before the term “Emotional Intelligence” but do you know exactly what does the term mean?  It is actually: The ability to precisely recognize your own emotions, as well as those of others The ability to use emotions and apply them to jobs and responsibilities, enjoys thinking and solving problems The ability to manage and control own ...

  The main element affecting concentration is rest. If you are not well rested, your mind will be scattered and you cannot be calm.  Ensure that you get the right amount of sleep at the right time.  Some crew like to play games on their laptop after their work shift and they end up playing till the wee hours and ...