[QUOTE=catherder;164792]I get what you are trying to do with your blog Cajaya but I caution you, it’s one thing to rant here as long as you don’t name names and put out too much identifying info, but you could really get yourself jammed up with your blog. You could find yourself blacklisted. You don’t want to do that to yourself.
Also, this comment is interesting:
“If I were an office person, and there was a female on a vessel who was not a butch, and was getting “excellent” or “exceeds expectations” evaluations every time, I would definitely be looking at it with a raised eyebrow.”
I am not young, and no longer attractive to young fellows but still am ok looking woman and hardly a “butch.” Yet I get pretty damn good evaluations (try 5 out of 5 which is rare) and performance bonuses. It’s not because I’m giving anyone wet dreams. I just do my job to the best of my ability AND get along best I can with others. That does not include “flirting around with the captain” or any other such bull shit. In fact, I am known for my professionalism.
We women aren’t going to get anywhere in this business if keep looking at the world through a jaded lens. The chip on your shoulder is likely the size of Gibraltar and it probably shows in your dealings with others around you. Stop seeing everyone as the enemy- especially the other women in this business. I know it’s your blog and you are ranting- I’ve felt that way too, sometimes but I think you are looking for what you want to see- or expect to see- and not what’s really out there.[/QUOTE]
Well, you work at NOAA don’t you? Not a supply boat in the [B]GoM[/B], which is what the blog is about. Working conditions in the gulf, not working conditions at NOAA. I too have worked on research vessels and gotten excellent evaluations. I chose to leave because the pay sucked.