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Cruisin’ ’round the world

Yesterday I applied for a job on a cruise ship as Internet Manager. I'd be looking after internet services for onboard passengers and crew. Which cruise ship? I don't know. Any cruise ship.

I filled out an online application form with a group that submits my application and resume to all cruise ship companies around the world. Somewhere, someone might want me.

I decided that I wouldn't mind a break from where I'm working now, and the minimum contract period for working on a cruise liner is 3-4 months.

I can see myself taking a break from work by working on a cruise liner and travelling around the world and getting paid more for it than what I'm currently earning now. I'd get the opportunity to see places I've never seen before, take photos I've never taken before, and meet people I'd never meet otherwise.

I've discussed it with Penny (my flatmate), who's happy to look after Eve while I'm gone.

The application form was submitted yesterday, with my resume. All I have to do now is sit back and wait. With my experience in IT and internet support, I feel I've got a good chance of getting something somewhere.

I'm really excited about it! It's a decision to do something different, and see new things at the same time. I've been doing the same thing now for 3.5 years – the longest I've ever worked in a single job – and I think I deserve this kind of break. Even though it's still yet another job, I think it will have the feel of a holiday about it, and that is what I am very attracted to.

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