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         Women working on offshore platforms & vessels Brian 20 Feb 2005 06:07
           Re: Women working on offshore platforms & vessels Ms. VandeBerg Harris 9 Oct 2005 21:15



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Title:     Women working on offshore platforms & vessels
Author: Brian Posted on: 20 Feb 2005 06:07
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I am reseaching for an article about the experiences of women working on offshore platforms/rigs and vessels. Problems and benefits.
 
 



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Title:     Re: Women working on offshore platforms & vessels
Author: Ms. VandeBerg Harris Posted on: 9 Oct 2005 21:15
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i have been working offshore in GOM for more than a year.
there are challenges and benefits to the lifestyle working offshore as opposed to working a common 9 to 5 job.the
immediate benefits that attracted me to this particular position offshore was not having to cook or clean up after myself . honestly, after juggling being a parent upon returning to land,i am able to indulge and take time for myself. when i am duty i am able to perform my responsibilities and give 100% without being distracted.
it is a different atmosphere working with several men when you are the one and only woman or one of the very few women on the rig. most men have been respectful as long you conduct yourself professionally.
the most challenging encounter i have is being away from my husband and children for weeks at a time, not being able to volunteer and be involved on a daily basis with my children and their school activites.
it is a challenge to any one who is married and work offshore. for me, it trying to balance my career and my personal life. my husband is very supportive , but it is a strain altogether because i have to re-adjust from my career to my personal life every time i come home, which includes sleeping and eating habits, i often feel guilty and miss the great home life responsibilities that make a healthy and happy home.