Welcome to Hell

24 Jan

On my first day of work one of the crew members said to me, “welcome to hell.” Another said, “welcome to Prison Andrew.” (The cruise ship I’ve been working is the Prince Andrew) Yet another told me, “If you can work on this ship you can work on any cruise ship.

Let me take that last comment and explain it a bit more:

Add this to the work atmosphere I’ve talked about in previous posts, and you can probably understand why backpacking in South America sounded more appealing than staying to continue working on Prison Andrew!

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4 Responses to “Welcome to Hell”

  1. mandy January 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    4 days and counting to FREEDOM! SLEEP! HEALTHY FOOD!!

    • Hap January 26, 2010 at 2:03 am #

      and not shaving!

  2. Sonja January 26, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    Hi Hap,

    I discovered your blog after reading about it on stuff late last year. It came at the right time as some motivation for me! Just wanted to say that your an inspiration for going after your dream and not giving up. Im in my last semester at Vic in Welly but Im on exchange to Victoria in Vancouver Island right now. After this I plan to do a bunch of travel of my own! Probably for the next 4 or 5 years im thinking. You’ve made me realise I can just go with it and do what I want to do..and stuff the boring corporate lawyer job I was never interested in anyway!

    • Hap January 27, 2010 at 2:03 am #

      Awesome,
      Thank you so much for the comment, its wicked to hear. I definitely believe in doing what you love and what you feel is right, lifes too short not to be happy. And when you’re happy life’s better and things for some reason seem to work out. Who knows where your travels will take you and who you will meet, and you will probably find that law degree will come in handy somewhere along the line, maybe not directly in law but indirectly. Exciting times.

      Victoria, great place, and the island and another beautiful part of the world, infact it reminded me a lot of Aotearoa.

      Take care, thanks for the comment, I’m excited for you!

      Hap

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