Could it possibly be that some hawspipers ( who, lets face it have a negative view of academy guys from day 1) never really give an academy grad a fair shake? I’ve literally walked on a boat and had a C/M tell me I was worthless beforehe even asked me my name. From the very second I set foot on the vessel it was this man’s mission to remind me constantly that his license was worth more than mine. Many people like to complain about “green academy 3/m’s” but that is exactly what they are, green and new. Instead of scoffing and telling them they are worthless, set an example of how to lead by teaching them a thing or two. As a young 3/m or 3 a/e, there is an enormous amount to learn; I’m sure there are some know it alls out there, but there are just as many AB to 3/m who believe their poo doesn’t stink.
What I’m getting at is, give up the stereotyping, and stop using phrases like “all these academy guys”. We are all very different, I know there is a great deal I can learn from everyone on a vessel (cook on up to Master), and if you hawspipers are really as smart and sea savvy as you claim, you’d know that you could probably learn from us KP douchebags too!