Being a cruise ship employee can be an interesting but extremely demanding job. In Carnival Cruise Line’s history, Brian David Bruns is the only American waiter to complete a full contract without quitting. Bruns recently spoke with Insider to divulge the juicy details of what really happens below deck.
As a way to spend more time with his girlfriend and had never worked on a cruise ship before, he was blindly applied to be a waiter. Bruns was reluctantly given the job with some bribe work from his girlfriend.
“They said, ‘We will give you your chance to fail,'” he said. “They didn’t explain why. I assumed it was was because the money was going to be crap. The money is crap, but I didn’t realize I’d be working, bare minimum 80 hours a week, closer to 100.”