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Missing work (emotionally)...
Last Post 25 May 2010 06:05 AM by levyii. 12 Replies.
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22 May 2010 02:48 AM
    I am kinda embarrassed to say this and I never thought I would say this, but when I am off duty I start to miss being on duty. When I first arrived at the unit and was the new, unqualified, useless guy I couldn't wait for liberty to be piped. But now that I am finishing my quals, getting close to everyone at the station, and building a good reputation/memories, I find myself actually bored when I am off duty. Right now, for example, I am sitting at home wishing I was still on duty. I do stay active when I am off: I go paintballing, working out, riding my bike, and going to church. It just doesn't feel as satisfying nor provide as much companionship as when I am on duty. I sometimes hang out with the guys from the station while off duty but that doesn't always happen--they get busy with stuff (understandably). When we're on duty we workout together, watch TV together, get underway together, basically do everything together. And then we get liberty and split into our own lives... :(

    Anybody else go through this? Am I acting silly and desperate or is this normal?? Any tips? Keeping busy during my off time works sometimes but not always...I sometimes wish I was on a 378' so I could spend months at a time with the guys.
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    22 May 2010 03:19 AM
    I'm not in any situation like that, but ..... when you are away from 'family' you miss them! It's that simple. Your shipmates are your new family. .... the ones that make you feel useful, needed, the ones you can rely on (on duty or off). And the good part is is that's the way it should be! It shows that you bonded with your shipmates (now I'm getting mushy, sorry) and you need them.

    I just miss my son, but I know you miss your buddies in a different way. No, you're not acting silly. You're acting human!


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    22 May 2010 08:59 AM
    Heh, I'll see how much I miss work when I go on leave after this 12 hours....


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    22 May 2010 11:49 AM
    Very fortunate indeed is the person who enjoys their work... :-)
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    22 May 2010 01:02 PM
    I don't think I've ever wished that I was still on duty. However, once I transferred off the ship, I realized how much I loved the daily interaction with some of my greatest friends. The ship can be a tough life at times, but those other guys/girls can make it worthwhile. So, while I like being on shore right now, I still miss the experiences that my friends and I used to have.


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    22 May 2010 07:11 PM
    someone's hard for the guard. jk lol.

    I feel the same way, not that I want to be on duty still, but it sucks to go from hanging with the guys 24/7 on the boat for 3 weeks to go home for a week of stand down and be like..ummm what do I do now besides be a couch potato.


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    23 May 2010 01:55 AM
    try e harmony
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    23 May 2010 04:18 AM
    I work to live.......not live to work.....


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    23 May 2010 07:58 AM
    Looks like I better see a therapist then...
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    23 May 2010 01:08 PM
    I don't think you need a therapist. I think this just relates back to your other post. You just haven't found anything for that after hours time that satisifies you. There must be a lot more single people on Colin's ship because they are constantly doing stuff after hours together. You must just have a place where people have more family time after hours. You'll just need to find that something that you look forward to when you get off duty.


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    23 May 2010 08:58 PM
    If you have the time and money you could go get yourself a private pilots license and fly yourself to interesting places.


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    23 May 2010 10:45 PM
    In my opinion its perfectly normal, You should always be doing something you love and enjoy, when you choose a rate make sure you choose something that makes you feel this way and you will never WORK a day in your life. Enjoy your free time because you need to separate work and your life if your married or become married you will know what i mean. Good luck


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    25 May 2010 06:05 AM
    I love the boat I am on....but I love my time off even more. After 103 days with the same faces 24 hrs a day....I don't hang out with ANYONE from the boat for at least a week. :)




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    Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat.
    And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
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