Friday, October 29, 2010

Back from Hiatus... The Nightmare that was Costa

I haven't been posting anything lately basically because life onboard is pretty much busy. A crew has to work 7 days a week 11 hours a day. Luckily, photographers doesn't have to work 11 hours a day. Everytime the ship is docked, the photoshop, my former workplace is closed. But having a workaholic manager, even if the ship was docked, I had to start to work again at night.

Former workplace, yes. I quit from my job. Why? There are a lot of reasons that all boils down to "it's not worth it."

It was fun being onboard. Partying almost every week, the people you meet and places you go. But being an artist, I got burned out with the job. I hate routine jobs... embarkation, gala night, portrait session, dinner shoots, etc etc then it goes back to embarkation shoot again. Also, there's nothing creative with my former job. The camera has been set and all I had to do was click the shutter release button. I wasn't a "photographer" i was just a "clicker."

I'll share the major reasons why I quit... soon... I'm still pissed of with Costa Crociere and how they do their manpooling (which, as a trained photographer, kinda insulted me) and how Costa Crociere treats their employees... Click here to view full entry...