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Alas...young man, I am now a CPO1 Stoker meaning I am a stoker no longer. Through succession planning, I am now an administrator...of some sort...? I miss the sweat, the torn work dress shirts, the nasty looks when you tried to grab a quick bite between recharging a fridge and fixing a diesel (and smelling of diesel!). I miss the long hours almost falling asleep flushing the steering hydraulics at 40 deg C..asking for 12 hours to do the job right and being given 6 to do it...sort of. If you want a Navy job that gives you a meaning at the end of the day, this is it. No disrespect either to other hard sea trades reading this-we all have our axes to grind... but the young man asked about this trade. I am on my way out, you are on your way in. It is an interesting time as an engineer with new ship classes and new upgrades in the works. Do us proud and take the reins - I am tired.