6 thoughts on “Personality conflicts onboard

  • May 7, 2020 at 9:23 am
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    I don’t work on a tug, only subbed here because I love watching tug boats work, but I always find that going to the person you are having the conflict with and trying to talk it out is a good first step.
    If that doesn’t help, or if it escalates the issue, then I get higher ups involved to try and sort things out.
    You know your mates best though. Some folks just aren’t the type you can talk to. Use your judgement with my advice.

    I hope you are able to figure it out!

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  • May 7, 2020 at 9:23 am
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    I’m not sure what happened or why you were complained against, but one thing I noticed within this industry and others that I have a hard time understanding is being super harsh towards co workers.

    Maybe it’s that it’s a manly man’s job and were all tough guys. Maybe we just don’t know how to communicate.

    I don’t know why we need to yell and swear at each other. This is a stressful job, sure. But keep the emotions out of it and let’s just get the job done in the most level headed state we can. I try my best, you try yours.

    We’re both getting paid to be here, why do we need to cuss, yell and scream?

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  • May 7, 2020 at 9:23 am
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    Always try the man to man approach before the office. Life can get hard if you get a rep as an office runner.

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  • May 7, 2020 at 9:23 am
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    Served in the Royal Navy. Speak to them first, if that does not help the situation then you speak with an officer.

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  • May 7, 2020 at 9:23 am
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    Personally, I always try to resolve it man to man but I rarely have any real problems. There are always going to be different characters out on the water and you have to remember, you’re one of them. You don’t have to like everybody but you do have to work with them. Look inside first and make sure you’re doing your job and being a good shipmate. Try to be the hardest working, cleanest, quietest guy on the boat with the best attitude. Not much more you can do than that.

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