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Old 11-06-2011, 08:04 AM   #7
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Getting a job on a yacht

Old Stone wrote:
One of the main reasons if the salary levels they can adjust by being foreign (obvioulsy much lower).
Salary levels have absolutely nothing to do with the reasons for foreign flagging a large yacht. American flagged boats usually pay much less as a matter of fact.

The crews make more money than they could ever dream about making in the USA or any other country. Holidays and travel is paid, room and board is provided, there are no "involuntary" expenses, on top of that, for most of them it is tax free.

Most of them make more in Euros than their land based colleagues in the US can dream about making in dollars. A crew can reasonably expect multiple thousands each in tips for a week or two charter.

-- Edited by RickB on Sunday 6th of November 2011 09:05:36 AM
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