[quote=richard8000milesaway;27242]take the DPO job. enjoy the money! watch your youth slide away as you sit for 12 hours in the same exact location month after month watching a computer monitor & losing your seamanship. trust me, you’ll be counting your minutes till your time off. then you’ll be home for a few weeks and counting/dreading your time until you return to work. after a couple years of this you’ll have a little money but be overweight and rather less attractive to the opposite sex. so you’ll marry a poor choice and breed. then you’ll sit around wondering what happened. perhaps cynicism will emerge in your personality (as you see so often on gcaptain, guilty as charged) also likely is alcoholism/drug abuse. but you’ll have that money! so who cares if you’re a little overweight or drink too much, right? eventually: the 2040 coroners report states [I]“obesity and inactivity increased the patient’s risk of heart disease, colon cancer, and minor cerebrovascular ailments including his minor strokes. Obesity and inactivity also led to patients diabetes. The patient’s significant financial means allowed him to remain on life support long after any hope for recovery existed.”[/I]
I am a DPO and would recommend you actually take the LNG job, at least you’ll be doing something & going somewhere. DPO stands for “Dreary & Permanently Offshore”.
When I was a fresh young mate right out of maritime school back in 1986 I travelled the world working on various sorts of vessels…[/quote]
Dang, R8KMA your vacation must be really boring too. However, enjoyed reading the post. Made me :D.