An overwhelming percentage of resumes read the same. Three months here, nine months there and absolutely no longevity.
Light on experience and heavy on lifestyle questions during job interviews, Captains are forced to accept mediocracy, when their searching for excellence.
That's not to say GOOD CREW don't exist, but rather the MEDIOCRE CREW get jobs because yachts need to fill positions and keep going.
Crew willing to stick with a boat for at least one year, quickly rise through the ranks, progress and add value to their career.
Earning a little more money each year is a function of dedication, earning trust and gaining better qualifications.
Yachting tolerates mediocre crew, because that's the way its always been.
The most difficult thing good crew do each day, is dealing with mediocre crew who are just passing through.