WHY DO PEOPLE NOT PREFER MERCHANT NAVY DESPITE THE HIGH SALARY THAT IT OFFERS?WHAT ARE PRO AND CONS.
Most of the points have already been mentioned by others. I shall just try to wrap things beautifully and keep it short. Over the passage of time, people have generated a number of misconception,some of which are really close to true or seems to be true.
Money is not everything :- we get a sense of achievement while earning a lot of money where as our family member get a sense of achievement by guiding us to a settled career. While choosing a career option, its like a cumulative family decision. And experience of elders say avoid this profession.
Rumours:- earlier it was said that a mariner has a wife every port. Now a days, it's almost next to impossible things due to very hectic schedule. People still believes that mariners are addicted to drugs & alcohol, they have a number of affairs.
Job security and safety of life :- Now a days jobs are secured. You need to perform well so as to make it market value in demand. Safety of life at sea seems a very big issue to everyone.
Family life:- Away from family means a lot a lot to everyone. Though you have the options to take your family onboard but life doesn't seems good enough this way. Most of people still believe ,a mariner can't have a good family life.
Long Distance relationship:- these days most of people have girlfriend while joining the presea and the idea of being away during onboard training from their beloved one is something, they can't deal with.
Our actions are result of our perceptions and our perceptions are relative to what we hear.
Many of ex mariner don't want their ward to choose this field as they don't want their ward to lead a life of lonely mariner.
The ex mariner is capable of securing his Ward's career with any other option as he is having ample wealth.
But people around that ex mariner consider this field not good enough to join.
It was just an example and effort to clarify
Equation of life is simple " everyone need to work hard for their survival".
It's just depend on us where and at which point of life we are going to work hard. Choice is ours.