We have a 7 day itinerary.
- embarkation, Galveston. Texas
- sea day
- sea day
- port day (Honduras or Jamaica)
- port day (Belize or Grand Cayman)
- port day (Cozumel or Cozumel)
- sea day
And then repeat
Today (this is actually from March!) I slept through breakfast yet again. I'm going to give up even trying to make the mess in time.
Report to the crew lounge for the first day of SCC training. Class is two hours long. Today the First Officer just goes over the course outline, when our practical classes will be, what to expect from the exam and he gives us all the paperwork.
The shop has been open since 930am, and my team is scheduled for first break. So I go straight from the SCC class to lunch and then back to my cabin for a nap.
Work in the shop. There are several events happening in the fun shops today that the table team is responsible for. We have the Citizen watch event and inch of gold and inch of silver and the $10.00 madness sale (called all sorts of names $10.00 sale or bijou or promo fashion accessories). The $10.00 madness sale is exactly that. Madness.
Anybody need a penguin watch? Only $10.00!
We have 6 tables set up with beach bags, beach hats, shawls, cover ups, bracelets, necklaces, watches, belts, ties, cufflinks, evening bags etc. You name it, we have it. All for $10 each. Nobody, nobody puts anything back where they found it. We reset the bijoux tables almost every hour.
My team is on early dinner break. The staff mess doesn't open until 6:00pm. I am not a fan of the early dinner break, I prefer to eat then relax. So I grab a milkshake and a banana. Yep a healthy dinner. My plan it to watch TV but I'm asleep within seconds of laying down on my bed. I sleep for an hour or so, wake up, eat my banana, have a shower and then head back to the shop.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Continue selling watches and bijoux, start and finish making all the inch orders that we took this morning. Start promoting the events for tomorrow. By 9:30pm all the teams have finished their dinner breaks and everyone is back in the shop.
The shops are open until 11:30pm so we continue assisting the guest who come into the shops and we continue promoting for tomorrows events. We also start setting up for tomorrows events. We have our Invicta watch sale tomorrow and it's in the atrium. We get all the banners, microphone, shopping bags, raffle tickets etc ready. We also set 4 tables full of watches.
We close the doors and then help the other departments to clean up and getting ready for the morning.
Grab a bite to eat from the crew mess, and head to bed.
Hours worked today? Too many!
- 0900-1100 = 2 hours
- 1200 - 1700 = 5 hours
- 1830 - 1230 = 6 hours
- Total hours = 13 hours