Day 1 of ? – First Time I’ve Ever Been Early for Work

28 Feb

So I started my new job today. As you probably guessed from the thumbnail photo that’s accompanying this post, I’m going to be working on a boat. Right now my official title is Seaman Third Class. This morning when I started my shift I was First Class but I’ve already been demoted twice.


The sea can be a cruel mistress.

When my manager (or Captain as he likes to be called) hired me over the phone he was pretty vague about the details of the job. I was expecting life on the boat to be fast and furious like that movie Face/Off. Instead it’s been more hot and confusing like that movie Fast and Furious.

The boat itself is like a floating house but everything has different names. The front yard is called the bow. The backyard is the stern. The toilet is the head. The bathroom is also the head. I could go on but the main thing is I have to learn a whole bunch of new words for things we already have perfectly good names for. I need to get studying.

Today was mostly orientation, safety briefing, and unpacking while tomorrow is the first day of proper work. What I’ll be doing will depend on two things: the weather and what time I wake up. Considering that I’ve only gotten about four hours of low-quality airplane sleep in the past two days I should be able to sleep through the night. And as for the weather, the forecast calls for twenty-three degrees and sun with a zero precent chance of freezing rain.

Till then, I remain, yours,


8 Responses to “Day 1 of ? – First Time I’ve Ever Been Early for Work”

  1. Anonymous Person February 28, 2018 at 09:23 #

    The convenient part is that when you tell them you’re going to the head, either way they’ll expect a 20 minute disappearance.

    • Die Hard Three February 28, 2018 at 15:39 #

      there will be a full post on the head situation. full

  2. Chrystal February 28, 2018 at 10:02 #

    This sounds so cool Jason! Where are you – looks much warmer than Ottawa in February! Looking forward to following your always amusing stories on your new adventure!

    • Die Hard Three February 28, 2018 at 15:47 #

      Thanks Chrystal! Keep following the blog for more info! 😉

  3. Harris March 1, 2018 at 13:28 #

    Whatever you do…. No game shows!

  4. Mark Habinski March 8, 2018 at 01:08 #

    Laughed out loud at your double demotion, Jason. 😉

    • Die Hard Three March 8, 2018 at 01:17 #

      Yeah well I never did find out why it’s called the “poop deck”
      Totally unfair

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