[QUOTE=Sweat-n-Grease;107367]If it takes demerits, and a regiment, to weed-out such students perhaps SUNY needs to be more circumspect with the applicants accepted.
Also, maintaining a spotless boiler suit in the ER is way off the charts. In no manner what so ever is this close to the real world.[/QUOTE]
The school is becoming more selective with its applicants. This year is probably one of the best group of people that has applied to the school in a few years. It just so ended up that demerit-wise they were the worst. That has to do with the new officers and an actual enforcement of the rules unlike years in the past.
I agree that a boiler suit does not need to be spotless but there should certainly be a work boiler suit and a clean boiler suit. It absolutely possible to do a normal day’s work and get minimal paint and grease on a boiler suit. Everyone in the industry can attest to that. Everyone is taking this way out of context. Captain Hanft said herself that the clean boiler suit does NOT need to be spotless but needs to look nice whereas the work boiler suit can have more paint and grease on it. No problem. She made the reason perfectly clear. When we are in port on watch Cadets are to wear the clean boiler suit. It makes the Cadet look good and it makes the school look good when dignitaries from other countries come aboard the ship. What she has a problem with is the drawings, hand prints and writings on the boiler suits. That is completely unacceptable and unprofessional. I think we can all agree that in the industry no one is going around slapping the backs of others with a brush covered in paint. Doing that is just asking for trouble. The people that do that are the people that are going to be problems in the industry and unfortunately those people make up a majority of this school. That shows a complete lack of respect for others around you.