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    Health and Hygiene Working on a Yacht

    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!…

  • Health

    The Dangers of Self Medication You Haven’t Thought About

    Every physician advises against self-medication. There are a few cases where over the counter medicines can be consumed. But most of the medicines, especially the ones for oral consumption, should be taken only after consultation with a physician.

    There are some drugs that can be addictive

    OntarioDrugRehabs and many other rehab centers face cases where patients approach seeking help for overcoming addiction to a particular therapeutic drug. This is real and there are certain medicines which do have this effect on the person who takes them. Doctors are very cautious about prescribing the dosages of such medicines. When you take them without a prescription, taking the wrong dose might lead to addiction.

    There might be ingredients that you are allergic to

    Even if you spend enough time reading the labels, you might not possibly understand the effects of each ingredient in the drug, unless you are a specialist in the field. There might be certain ingredients or derivatives which you are allergic too. When a doctor prescribes a medicine he or she checks with the patient for any allergies to rule out harmful combinations. Self-medication sometimes leads to the consumption of medicines with allergens.

    Even the benign drugs in the wrong dose can lead to serious complications

    Besides choosing the right medicines, the right dosages also do matter. Taking smaller dosages than the required amount might simply not show the predicted results or slow down the process. But taking higher dosages than recommended, might lead to severe impacts. Dosages might be recommended based on the age, body weight and much other such consideration based on the medicine being prescribed.

    Before taking any medicine it is also important to understand whether there is any underlying health condition that could be made worse due to that particular medicine. Also, there are certain drug combinations that could be dangerous. To rule out all such dangers it is good to avoid self-medication.…