Being a junior engineer is respetable job while on shore i mean on leave not on board ship. But you are well recognised while you perform good. To know the job responsibility of junior engineer click HERE
Kind of, but respect will be earned only by your work. Drop your sweat not just for dollars, but for good work too. Show your eagerness and enthusiasm to learn work.
Gradually, your seniors will find you as hardworking and as you grow up on the ladder and when you become 2nd engineer or chief engineer, you will be noted for your work and is respectable. You get promoted because you’ve done something and anyway, somehow you cleared promotion exams which are actually tougher than your B.Tech exams.