Interesting article. I know they work very hard and a lot of hours however they do make decent money for the cost of living in their home country. I have had many conversations with different crew members about their life outside work and they all have a good life, nice homes, take vacations, many who have children have them in good private schools and all have smart phones and nice clothes. We can't compare the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe income to most crew members home countries. There is no denying they work hard and more hours than many Americans but they do make a good living.