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From the deck of the "Stena Adventurer" early this morning.
There's something about Stena Line that's not quite right. They have lovely, modern, fast ships. Clean, tidy, the food's good. But virtually everyone I have ever had to deal with, whether on the North sea or on the Irish sea crossings, has been rude, surly, slow and disinterested.
Not sure if they pay them peanuts or treat them badly behind the scenes, they certainly have far better working conditions than some of the other scabby old rust-buckets making similar crossings.
I was thinking, maybe it's because they believe that freight drivers don't have a choice as to which crossing to use, they just get sent where they're told. Well I've news for you mate! I certainly do have a say in the matter and this stubborn old git will do his level best to avoid Stena as much as possible in the future.
8th Jan 2008, 09:30  

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Dhamaka says:

it's not just freight drivers Joker
that kind of treatment is *exactly* what I remember from when I used to do the Stenna-Harwich-Hoek Van Holland trip regularly

8th Jan 2008, 09:58

Carpe says:

Find an e-mail addy for their customer care dept and send them a link to this.
Shoddy treatment sucks..

8th Jan 2008, 12:00

Belfast boy(billnl-at-yahoo-dot-com) says:

Hi joker, I see that your visiting Gods country again. Top of the mornin to ye.

8th Jan 2008, 20:33

\"rude, surly, slow and disinterested\", you\'ve been peeking at my CV again haven\'t you?

9th Jan 2008, 14:33

it\'s something with stena i have been with them loads of times and seems to be a case of look here\'s a customer that pays our wages let\'s give him shit !!!!!!!!
unfortunately i didn\'t have a choice:(

11th Jan 2008, 08:35

JokerXL says:

D, not just me then? Good to know it's not personal.
Great idea Carpe, I'll definately do that!
Billy! My main man! It was snowing in "God's country"I came back through Belfast, wasn't much better up there either!
ParaB, you'd fit in wonderfully
:-)
Boet, give him a ring, you know his number.
E-trucker, what is it with them? I nearly got into a fight with one of "them", trying to order me about like I was some sort of subordinate.

11th Jan 2008, 12:22

JokerXL says:

Update:
I can't remember the last time I went Stena Hollyhead - Dublin.
My work here is done!

13th Jul 2009, 06:35