#WomenAtWork – A FG Second Officer
I am a FG Second Officer.
Foreign Going and friends with water.
I always wanted to do something challenging,
But things did not go as easy in the beginning.
My job keeps me away from the shores,
six months at work and six at home.
I start at 5 in the morning,
and no day ends before late evening.
No weekends and no half days,
I don’t complain when there are choppy waves.
My parents are supportive and believe in me,
worried for my safety but always let me be.
The sea knows no difference between a man and a woman,
and I can say my team thinks the same.
Money will come when it has to come,
your difficulties you need to overcome.
Life taught me to work hard,
mentally or physically, be very strong.
My name is Rathi Shann and I am a FG Second Officer.
Today is edition #14 of #WomenAtWork, a photo feature on this blog. If you are interested in participating, please read the inaugural post and join by adding your post below. I would love to see your take on the tag.
I met Rathi on my travel from Port Blair to Havelock Island. Rathi is Foreign Going Second Officer on Green Ocean-I and was willing to talk to me. I have never met someone as courageous as Rathi. Imagine the ocean, the uncertainty of the weather and yet that smiling face ensuring that the passengers stay safe. I loved her zeal to do something challenging in life. When one door closes, another opens – Rathi in her life so far has always kept on going with her dreams which was inspiring to hear. She told me that women need to be strong and work hard. A message that I will never forget.
How to link?
- You can only join with a blog post.
- It would be great to see a picture of a woman at work and a few words about her. If you cannot share a picture, you can share a picture of her workspace. With a real picture, I would still be able to call this a photo post.
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- Visit others and show some love.