It's less than a years wages after tax, not a lot for someone who's had enough and has their notice in. So far the only people I know who are taking it have more than 5 years left anyway.
It might stabilise the plot for a little while, tie a few guys in who weren't planning on going outside just yet, but it doesn't appear to be making any difference to those who've already decided to go.
expat, the one offered to GSWO2ME's worked out the same, £40k sounds like a lot until you break it down, over 5 years it's less than £5k a year. Again most of the people who took it were the ones who were already staying.
The WESM FRI is 50K before tax. Not a great deal for 5 more years of your life. If you've got the time left and aren't planning on going it's a nice bonus. The conditions attached rule out quite a few guys.
Another FRI I'm not eligible for, although at least this time it's my fault for going over to the dark side.
Dont know what weird is, but I thought Bombers were shite, I was single, stuck in Scotland and not getting any runs ashore, but if you were going home to the wife every night you probably thought them great, one mans shit another mans fertiliser, on a diesel boat we got some decent runs ashore, a relaxed routine (sir was still sir) better pay and got put up in Hotels, though when the novelty wore off if was just somewhere to get your head down and have a bath, as a greenie on an old boat there was always something for me to fix, on the Bomber there was nothing to do except watch keep, from what I read on here boats seem pretty unappealing with loads of sea time, limited runs and a boring routine, you can understand why they have to dangle a carrot, as for being a Submariner, I think that bothered the skimmers more than us