Can you imagine working off your casuals if you were in an office setting?
Or maybe walk in without showering and with stubble? No right?!
It has stumped me always when young people who want to work in the hospitality industry especially the cruisers, liners and at the Yachts that think that it is perfectly okay for them to work in their casual best. It is, in fact, the worst career blunder that they can make.
As crew on the yacht, they must remember that they represent the owners and by that association, they must be impeccably dressed in their uniforms with courteous manners and immaculate appearance.
The yacht at the sea is in every sense must be an experience that the guests overboard will cherish and not one that will give them an eerie feeling of seeing officers and crew in clothes other than their uniforms.
The symbiotic relationship:
I was once on a 4Yacht and I remember how the crew and the stewards won us over with their perfect hosting. After that whenever I considered a cruise on the sea, I always felt like contacting them. I have spread the good word and all of them who took my recommendation have come back to thank me for it and in turn, recommended it on to their own friends. So, you see crew maintaining great hygiene can translate to bigger business for them. It is a win-win situation for both the parties!
Neatness is pre-emptive:
There is no place for sloppiness in this field. The crew on the yacht, irrespective of its size has to be presentable on all counts. They cannot afford to be anything else. Water can be a scarce resource overboard but they will be expected to be their neatest best. So, if getting on to the yacht is your idea of making a wonderful career, get over that sloppiness now!…