posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 11:39 PM
I've worked in both environments, ships and office buildings. I have to say that I do see differences between the two.
The close quarters of a ship are very different from an office setting because on board ship all members of the crew eventually cross paths in places
like the mess, the head, in your quarters, etc....
The crew is always in close contact with each other and any virus or bacteria can readily spread from one to the other. Once you add passengers to a
ship you expand your risk of infection.
People fly from cities all over the world to join a cruise ship, and who knows what sort of infections they bring with them ?
Then the crew is in close contact with the passengers, moving from one to the other. They change their beds, clean their toilets, and basically handle
Even crew that clear the dishes off the table can transfer the bugs in your mouth just from picking up your used fork.
On the other hand, I've worked in a couple large office buildings.
The one I spent the most time in I would come in around 8:00 am, go up to the 27th, enter an office with about 25-30 staff, and never come in contact
with almost anyone on any of the other floors.
Though the population of both those environments are similar, say about 3,000 people each, their interaction is quite different.