starless (starless) wrote,


Darwin, our Head Stage Staff has decided that he doesn't need to listen to anything I say. I'm a Technician... and I'm his supervisor.

He has a problem with the banner schedule that I made for the 7-day voyage. I handed it out about 3 weeks ago. Today, when I handed it to him again, he told me he's not going to do banners. I told him that sucks because we all have to do them. None of us want to do it, but we've got to. He asked me if I'm telling him to do it. I told him, "Yes, I guess I am telling you to do it."

His response? "Well, you'll see, you'll see."

He's been written up for insubordination. I never ask this guy to do anything for me. In fact, I always help him set up and tear down his stage. I don't have to. I'm the Rigger. Set up and Tear Down is the Stage Staff's job, but I do it anyway just because I'm part of the team (and I want their respect... and I want to get it the right way).

I was livid. Now... as I write this all down, it doesn't seem as important. In fact... it's kind of funny. Darwin wants to be a Production Manager. He's been denied by Jon Shaw. So he went above Jon's head and demanded an interview with the head of ALL the tech for Royal Caribbean. He was denied. When he threw his little attitude tantrum at me I said to him "... and you wonder why you're never going to be a PM?" He does nothing. He does no maintenance on the stage what-so-ever. Jon and I do it with Garrett's help. Desmond is rarely around, Charlene stands and watches and scowls if you ask her to do anything, and Enos only listens to Darwin. Any time we ask Darwin to do anything he bitches about it for days.

I have to wonder... why the hell are these people in this line of work? It's work. And it's hard work. I'm not finished my day and I've already worked 70 hours this week. Yes, I'm tired. Yes, I have my moments where I want to bitch and moan, but I keep it inside. I do this job because I love it. And that's it. Period.

I could rant even more, but I've made my point. Darwin is a whining little man-child. And he sucks at tech. End of story.

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