We recently gave you a primer on what working on a ship is like. If you don’t have a college degree, one easy job to get is as a steward. You need to know that is it often called one the most difficult and stressful jobs on-board.
If you qualify, you will learn mostly by on-the-job training. Running all day long. You will get stressed since you are a passenger-facing crew member. The job includes many different aspects of making them feel good. They spend a lot of money to be there and the line wants them to spend more AND comb back.
Some of the things you’ll be asked to do:
* When passengers board, you’ll be inside the door and smiling. You can show them to their room if it’s ready…usually by 3 pm, or point them to where to relax and get something to eat.
* Most ships will have strong men deliver their big suitcases to each room, but you need to ask if you can handle their rollaways.
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* Upon arrival at the room, go in and show them the lights and other key things.
* You may also have to keep the common areas of the ship tidy. Pick up litter, clean the windows, polish the brass.
* Memorize where things are located. You have to make sure people know where to go.
* Report any anomalies to your boss.
* As the new guy, you’ll be asked to do all the grunt work.
* Keep your spirits up. Some guest can be very demanding. But they do tip! Chin up!
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