[QUOTE=catherder;181990]Wait till you hit 50 plus there Cajaya…there’s a saying, old age ain’t fer cowards. There’s a reason for that.
Now, instead of talking about that all-night party at the club, we talk about grandkids, arthritis remedies and knee replacements. Fortunately, the industry still somewhat values experience- but they expect it to be packaged in a youthful shell, lol.[/QUOTE]
Yea, you are right. I should have included age. That is why I am glad we have a semi great government, even with all its flaws that actually has laws about these things. There is a country in Africa that forces people to retire at 60. They don’t care if you have saved up for retirement or not or what your financial situation is, after 60, you can’t work, period. I think lebanon might be that way too.
[QUOTE=Capt. Phoenix;181992]Well, the law in question would require all of that, yet you don’t give a shit.
I’ll beleive it when I see it
I’m not surprised you’ve been run off a number of ships with an attitude like that.[/QUOTE]
I have never been run off of a ship. On mudboats (which aren’t ships), at the company I worked at anyway, mysogny, workplace hositily, sexual harrassment and quid pro quo are normal and accepatable things and women that don’t go along or that say anything aren’t welcome.
I have come to find out that that company already has a reputation for that within the industry, and that many women wont even apply to work there in the first place after what they have heard or after their experiences with sexist remarks by recruiters that come by the academies. I think they are able to keep their “numbers” up by hiring women as cooks who don’t know any better about what is supposed to be acceptable and what isn’t supposed to be
The academies have rather low entrance standards and it’s actually easier for poor people to afford college than the middle class so what’s your excuse for not going[/QUOTE]
Well, I spent some time at an Academy. Almost everyone knew how to ski or snowboard already. Poorer or lower middles class families’ kids dont earn how to ski, that is a wasteful way to spend money because one small thing like a car break down can cause financial havoc and cause them not to be able to pay rent. Also, everyone’s parent’s sent them money, bought them a car outright, and most of them were kids of very wealthy people. Financial aid, doest cover the cost of training cruise or living expenses. I would say 90% of the kids I went to school with were priveldged. They may have not known it themselves, but they were. In short, priveldged kids go to Academies and come out and get the better paying jobs, the other ones go up the hawsepipe and get whats leftover. Now, if they are a guy, and aren’t too much into the fancy learning stuff, they can go work on a mudboat and do quite well.
[QUOTE=c.captain;182012]cajaya…I must point out to you that EVERY single thread you contribute to becomes a SHIT FIGHT of you against the world. [/QUOTE]
Hey, I didn’t cast the first stone, you are gonna have to talk to Tugs about that…
[QUOTE=johnny.dollar;182000]The problem is simple: the evil white male.[/QUOTE]
No, its the good 'ole boy southerner, and the elitist kings point graduate.
I wouldn’t put them all in one box like that.