Difficult, but rewarding.
Machinist's Mate (Nuclear Power) 3rd Class (現在は退職) – Yokosuka, Japan – 2019年3月20日
In the Navy long hours are expected. During my time as a Machinist's Mate (Nuclear), I spent the majority of my time either on watch or on duty. The work was difficult at times, but I enjoyed the technical challenge. The management was generally very good, and there was never a lack of oversite with the proper technical experience, which allowed them to be truly helpful. All in all, I left the job because I wanted a life at home. Other than that I probably could have stayed forever.
paid leave, unlimited sick days
Rotating shift work, long periods out to sea, duty rotation