Can you imagine what it must be like, living inside of an underwater vessel for months at a time? Of course, you’re surrounded by people who think, talk, and work like you, but we imagine that being in close quarters with others for the foreseeable future isn’t always fun and games. If you plan on joining an underwater team or are just genuinely curious about what it’s like to live inside of a submarine, keep reading!
A change in work hours
Before 2014, submarine crews were mandated to work 18-hour days. Six of those hours were spent standing watch, while the rest was dedicated to performing various submarine-related duties. However, thanks to the efforts of unnamed junior officers, those hectic work schedules changed for the better.
Now, submarine crew members could only work eight hours at max every day, giving them 16 hours off downtime. This resulted in instant positive effects on the Navy, where crew members weren’t just performing better but were also in much better moods. If only our land-based bosses would agree to eight-hour workdays, then everyone would be happy!