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hi shipmates ian here well i have just had enough after sailing with AWSR, ships, hartland point/beachy head/long stone,here is a breif job discription.0600hrs call turn to as soon as posible, gally and pantry 1st job remove any plates/cups in pantry sink ,fill up sink in gally and strap up dishes,make a pot of fresh coffee,empty pantry fridge of salads and cold meat tray,switch on hot press to 80 degrees top fridge up with milk, butter,juices and bread,remove any old bread in basket,wipe down all surfaces and spills in fridge,clean microwave oven,drain the hot press once a week and wipe out,(were is the cooking bit).officers bar,empty 2 bins they will not, the bins will us be at bursting point,wash any glasses and ashtrays,wipe tables and surfaces vac*** deck,tidy up DVD,s and magazines left on side or tables.(were is the cooking bit).officers saloon,the tables have to be laid for lunch and dinner providing glasses and a jug of water with ice. change the table cloths every two days (these you have to wash and iron in the ships laundry.clear table of cutlery top up fruit bowl vacuum deck, empty bin check sauces and salt/peper for refils,(were is the cooking bit).crew mess, empty bins wipedown tables and bar clean behind bar if required,vacuum deck,put clean table cloth on if needed,the lads will some times give you a hand depending on how busy they are,(were is the cooking bit).public toilets ? in the allyway,clean on a regular basis and replace soap,toilet rolls and towels as needed (you got it, were is the cooking bit).drivers mess/day room,remove any rubbish from bins wash out if needed,clean all tables and surfaces check condiments,(streching me now)tidy the videos and magazines vacuum deck,empty the ash trays and wash out, brush and mop allway every couple of days after every meal wipe down tables collect mugs/glasses for washing,you may have to give it a quick hoover.driver/passengers cabins same as above,do all ships laundry you might be lucky and get it done ashore but it does not realy work.GALLEY yipi all the normal stuff that is required of a 2nd cook which is what i love doing,but you can only stretch a man so far this is not a gripe against other departments i have just had enough, and my fingers are hurting now, thanks for taking the time to read this,best wishes for the new year. ian.
 

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it is not edward that is changing departments but his son ian i have not got a computer yet that is why i am using my dads sign on,their is 18 crew including officers/12 pasengers or troops depending on what role the ships are engaged in (military or commercial)chief cook & 2nd cook no stewards thats why the work up not like the RFA crewed right, by the way i did get an EDH 5th edition from one of my fathers friend who has recently retired from the MN . best wishes for the new year IAN.
 
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