On another thread the importance (or lack of) holiday pay is being discussed. A frequent commenter says the majority of his officers don’t want holiday pay & prefer to have the allotted money budgeted for holiday pay split between all employees throughout the year regardless if they are on the ship for holidays or not.
Here’s my math. 4 double pay holidays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years. 4 days salary divided by 182.5 days equals 2.19%. But since that is between 2 employees working even time it would mean a 1.09% pay raise throughout the year.
So would you prefer the guys on board get a double days pay for 4 holidays or everyone get a 1.09% raise? Its sounds like some office bean counting bullshit to me. I say give the guys working on holidays the extra money for their suffering.