Ever dipped in then worried WHY

#1
I had the good fortune of getting some great easy numbers, then worried myself sick as to my competences

Although all my service docs have VG Supr and all my exams were passed at between 97 and 100 percent in the trade (comms sparker)
I did my job then almost always got some cushy number

Fearless, Bridge Wireless Office watchkeeper three months, then six months Chiefs Mess Messman, tidy up 09:00 to 11:00 go collect neat Rum take to mess issue RUM, Get given lots of neaters, sometimes allowed to bottle up, lots of extra pennies from chiefs for been a good messman
almost three quid a week when my pussers pay was seven

Mercury, several times, then as ships company, where I became the Jimmys assistant, selling tomato's for ships funds, polishing sword and leather strapping (excused divisions) every weekend off, extra cash as tips from ociffers and senior rates

Bulwark, BWO watch keeping, LCCR watch keeping CRYPTO watchkeeping
chief writers typist and did all the crossing the line certificates
THEN Jimmys writer, where he cataloged the ships movements and day to day events I typed them up, and sent them to Whitehall,(One of my classic cockups due to ignorance is in Hansard to this day, I typed Rubber Pintels, should have been rudder pintels, we were having many problems with these at the time, placed in Hansard as Freudian slip) Many wardroom events to attend and Foreign office parties Far East
Djakarta been the best, and a Rolex off the Sultan of Oman

Gib Commcen two years watchkeeping TCR and Sub,Room radio op watchkeeping, then Chief Yeos admin assistant, for a year, ordering commcen supplies, and driving occifers around Gib

Antrim, LHOW Wireless office and ships landrover driver, Driving the Captain around Rome, and all the other Med ports, lots of jollies

RAF Edzell, RS of British Unit Unbeliveable jollies, and food

and so it went on

Now I really enjoyed it all at the time, but I worry myself to death, that although I believe I was good and the paperwork shows it, Why were they so keen to get me out of the way???? or was it a reward?

I seriously reflect back on my good times then this doubt casts up and spoils it all
(I must have been crap, or had sweaty feet or something)

Discuss

Jack McHammocklashing RO9
 
#2
Probably because you were a fcukin yes man .

Mind you never heard of an Comms rate gettin' a messmans job or was the comcen seriously overmanned



:nemo: :nemo:
 
#8
I thought it was something of a 'get together' nature... ;)

However, a Brown station card at sea, and a Blue one ashore - can't beat 'em :thumright:
 

Kurtz

Lantern Swinger
#9
Erm, no to both. Haven't 'dipped out' either, though, just done my fair share.
Agree with earlier comments, you must have been a real lick-arse...
 

sgtpepperband

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#10
Jenny_Dabber said:
Being an erx-dabber, the only time we dipped in was when our POS PO or buffer was hanging out his hoop :rambo:
WTF?? Being a Dabber was never a pre-requisite for dipping out; I had loads of excellent drafts... for proof check out my "Service Docs" on the 'other site'!

I tend to find if you 'volunteer' for certain drafts, Drafty will usually 'return the favour' in due course. IF you don't ask, you don't get! :wink: :thumbright:
 
#11
Kurtz said:
Erm, no to both. Haven't 'dipped out' either, though, just done my fair share.
Agree with earlier comments, you must have been a real lick-arse...
No certainly not a lick arse, which is the reason for my original post

I was once famous on the Fearless, in Bremerhaven, to return onboard
at some ungodly hour, shout nein nein frauline then vomit and pish all over the officer of the watch :)
I must have been dire for them to get rid soonest, when the comms was usually undermanned
"Thus worried why"

Would you like some tomatoes for the weekend chief, home grown in Leydene's own green houses, Half the price of the market and your missus will love you long time :)
 
#12
sgtpepperband said:
I tend to find if you 'volunteer' for certain drafts, Drafty will usually 'return the favour' in due course.
I can only agree. I volunteered to do drafty a favour a few years ago and did a 8 month stint at sea out of turn. My reward for this was a 6 month jolly.....In Basra o_O
 
#13
sgtpepperband said:
Jenny_Dabber said:
Being an erx-dabber, the only time we dipped in was when our POS PO or buffer was hanging out his hoop :rambo:
WTF?? Being a Dabber was never a pre-requisite for dipping out; I had loads of excellent drafts... for proof check out my "Service Docs" on the 'other site'!

I tend to find if you 'volunteer' for certain drafts, Drafty will usually 'return the favour' in due course. IF you don't ask, you don't get! :wink: :thumbright:
Oh I asked and never got!
 
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