Ha! Good one!
I had a problem with a crew member
on a delivery
in this dept.
The boat was strictly non-smoking. After I found out the crew member
would be in nicotine withdrawal, I had her smoke on the aft quarter by the boarding ladder.
As the delivery
went on, she left ashes back there and didn't account for instances when the wind
was coming from the stern. Smoke went into the salon
Also, she snuck cigarettes up on the bow (out of sight of the helm) a couple times when I was on watch.
I found the piles of ash up there. I also didn't enjoy watching her throw the cigarettes in the water
when she was done.
In the end, she was lousy crew anyway. Couldn't get up and take watch until after 10AM, grouchy, couldn't boil water
in the galley
She was fired from the position.
However small, the smoking *did* play a small role in the total evaluation of her performance. It showed a level of dishonesty and disregard for rules.