Joined: 07 Jul 2009 Posts: 4474 Location: Near the 1st motorway in UK
Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:23 pm Post subject:
They already do multi-task. There's more to meals than just serving them, you know. Glad to know you've thought about cleaning down equipment, storing new supplies, preparing meals for the crew too and, perish the thought, that the crew have to sleep also!
That is the galley crews job description already. Day time is for sleeping when on nights....
Your post was as useful as this..
Siaradwch am ddatgan yr amlwg i gael swydd i fyny or there about
So thanks, we already sort of guessed that.
... You could find that the crew would have to multi task more. I have often wondered what happens to the galley crew once meals have stopped.
They may have to take on other duties, as you have become the oracle, what are their terms in their contracts?
Could jobs be saved that way...?
My bench mark for this is the cost compared to P&O. For me to get up, it is still cheaper than when they ran the service.
Um remember that other thing the boat does, called Freight, that's why it's a life-line service. Passenger travel is secondary to that. To benchmark on fare prices is short sighted.
I do not send freight. Ooops, I have sorry, I once sent a cement mixer to my dad, the offer was free delivery to the UK except Shetland, where, it was going to cost nearly £100 to have someone put it on the boat and my Dad to pick it off the boat, so I sent it in the post in separate parcels.
It too could be the bench mark of many, as the complaints and replies have just been about taking cars and families south. I can only assume the freight rates may increase as well.
As for safety, if the boat cannot take the additional hundreds that turn up then they do not take them. As they do now when there could be a risk to passenger safety. I dread to think what would happen if the 200+ turn up and the boat was already full!!! Kavi, how many staff cuts will make the various laws on ferry operations dangerous? You must know or are you doing a Corporal Jones thing?
Facts are the things that will help win not....a panic attack... _________________ We cannot change anything until we accept it. ConDemNation does not liberate, it oppresses.
Serco are saying the crew changes only affect the 'hotel' staff, not the traditional deck and engineering crew. However, all staff working on the ship are treated as 'crew'.
As part of the ships certification, the MCA will have set a maximumum number of passengers that can be carried and the minimum number of crew to safely operate the ship with those passengers onboard. In relation to passengers 'safely' means evacuation rather than any creature comforts. The vessel operotor has to demonstrate to the MCA that ang given number of crew 'is' suffcient for a given number of passengers.
It appears that Serco are in the process changing the certification to have a variable figure for the maximum number of passengers and minimum number of of crew.
I have no idea what the figure is, but they could derate the vessel to 100 passengers in the winter and have a proportionatly less number of crew.
im sure when they took over they did say that there would be fare rises. and well if you think about it with fuel costs going up and with the improvements they have suggested then it seems fair? is it not only going to be about a 3% rise?
Whilst I agree that 3% dosn't seem too much it's still an outrageously expensive service , £550 or so to take the family and motor off the island is an outrageous fee for a lifeline service , and that's with islander discount. how the hell tourism is ever meant to flourish is beyond me . As I've said on here before , it's cheaper per hour to go on an unsubsidised cruise with Cunard that it is with northlink , and not just a little bit , more like to the tune of 50% more per hour to enjoy Northlinks wares over Cunards , and Cunard feed you for free !
well I suppose im looking at it from a different way from you then. Its just me and my partner so we can just go as foot passangers (he wont pay for a cabin for me hahaha)
So I suppose with a group and a car yes it will be expensive. But I do still think if they are making all these improvements the price hike may not feel so bad?
I dont go off this island very often so when I do it doesnt seem so bad.... _________________ Scotch Egg on Sausage Legs!!
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