[QUOTE=palmetto defender;4232837]My wife and I went on a cruise last week. An American flagged company with over 50 ships.
There was a crew of 850. I noticed not too many Americans crew members - cruise director, marketing director, piano player, a couple in customer service, one in the casino. I chatted with one of the ship's officers - an Italian. He said there were about 20 American crew members. The company found Americans did not like to work hard and were generally lazy. The crew memebers I saw were all going a hundred miles an hour and were all polite (very non American attitude). In addition every crew member spoke English and some spoke 2 or 3 languages other than their own.
We've seen all this before. There are jobs out there. We have lots of people unwilling and/or unable (basically due to poor preparation) to compete.[/QUOTE]