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    DF's RATE just last week started stay the night duty. I don't really care for it b/c I don't get to talk to him.

    I know I am being a baby but, I thought that when they were home that they got to come home except while they had watch. Guess I was wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougiesgirl View Post
    DF's boat just last week started stay the night duty. I don't really care for it b/c I don't get to talk to him.

    I know I am being a baby but, I thought that when they were home that they got to come home except while they had watch. Guess I was wrong.
    It's not his boat that just started that it's his RATE that just started that

    Because my husband is a nuke electrician he always has to stay the night when he has duty (on that boat it was 6am to 7pm the NEXT night for his division) and he had duty every other day.. so he was only home a few nights a week. You're actually really lucky that he's the rate he is or he'd never be home.. the electrical division there has gotten REALLY bad. They were already undermanned and have lost Tony and another guy this week. Tony had that shitty schedule for the past 3 years.
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    That's no fun. I'm sorry


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    It's not his boat that just started that it's his RATE that just started that

    Because my husband is a nuke electrician he always has to stay the night when he has duty (on that boat it was 6am to 7pm the NEXT night for huis division) and he had duty every other day.. so he was only home a few nights a week. You're actually really lucky that he's the rate he is or he'd never be home.. the electrical division there has gotten REALLY bad. They were already undermanned and have lost Tony and another guy this week. Tony had that shitty schedule for the past 3 years.
    Thanks sorry I am getting used to the terms of things!!

    He has duty ever 3 days for now. It might change to everyother day.
    Sorry I hope things do get better for ya'll.

    So far for his rate it hasn't been that bad.
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    That's no fun. I'm sorry
    Thanks it will just take me some time to get used to. Because I know that it will be longer when he is at sea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougiesgirl View Post
    Thanks sorry I am getting used to the terms of things!!

    He has duty ever 3 days for now. It might change to everyother day.
    Sorry I hope things do get better for ya'll.

    So far for his rate it hasn't been that bad.
    His rate wont ever be as bad as Tony's rate luckily. He has a job that's a LOT different. There is a saying "pick your rate, pick your fate" and it really is true. I LOVED 3 sections after him being port and starboard for so long
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    His rate wont ever be as bad as Tony's rate luckily. He has a job that's a LOT different. There is a saying "pick your rate, pick your fate" and it really is true sometimes. I LOVED 3 sections after him being port and starboard for so long

    Okay now I am going to sound dumb but what is starboard?
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    Okay now I am going to sound dumb but what is starboard?

    port and starboard duty is what they call having duty every other day.

    There are 2 sides of the ship.. the port side and the starboard side. When they have duty every other day there are only 2 duty sections.. so instead of saying section 1 and section 2 they say port and starboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    port and starboard duty is what they call having duty every other day.

    There are 2 sides of the ship.. the port side and the starboard side. When they have duty every other day there are only 2 duty sections.. so instead of saying section 1 and section 2 they say port and starboard.
    Oh thank you.
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    Yep...the engineering dept(EM, ET, MM, forgive me if I'm missing a couple more) duties SUCK!!!
    Bryan has NEVER once come home on his duty days.
    I've gotten used to it!!!
    P&S duty sucks the worst!!!
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