HMS CITIZENSHIP (the ship you join when you leave the mob)

Are you happy serving onboard HMS Citizenship?

  • NO, I hate it. Can I rejoin the mob?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • UNSURE at present.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I like some things but not others

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    1,124
This is for those of you who have just worked your ticket... sorry I mean left the RN and joined your last ship: Citizenship. Would you say she's a happy ship, would you prefer to jump ship, or what?
 
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I thought the mob was great until I went to see on civvy ships and realised that I prefered a single en suite cabin with sattelite tv and internet, polish stewardesses making your pit every morning and eating hotel standard food. Also get 100% tax back every year, why the mob cannot do this is beyond me.
Civvy life is much better for me, kicking back in paradise and when you aren't on board you are 100% off, now we are talking...... Gotta go, it's cocktail hour 8)
 

dondon

MIA
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Loved the Andrew when I was in , but I've been outside now for 11 years , and I've got to say I love it outside even more , love my job and love being in my own pit every night, 90% of my mates are ex services so what more can you say and a lot of the peaple I work with are ex mob as well , :roll: :p :lol:
 
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Civvy street never really gave me the oppotunity. I wasn't even qualified enough to sit at a desk and answer a phone. THe pay levels I was looking at for a wahe was 12/13k P/A, which is a massive pay cut! The problem being, the RN doesn't/didn't give you the correct info before leaving, what I mean is gear you up for it in an honest way. I Was always told you'd be looked upon as a good candidate etc because you were in the government, call me niave but I was blind.

A company and a job that was and still is willing to let me travel my own paths is abroad, my own country wouldn't give me the benefit!

No offense but the UK has gone to a sack of sh*t since Mr. Blair stood up.

And before any one asks, yes I have some good qualifications.
 

CheefTiff

Lantern Swinger
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I too have been out for 11 years and I have to say it wasn't all rose tinted either. In fact the first five years were a bit of a culture shock. As an ex Chief Tiff I took quite a pay cut initially and it was only after about three years of proving my worth that I got back to the salary I was on when I first left.

I now hold a pretty senior position within the company I work for, am respected for my knowledge and expertise and my opinion is always sought on important issues.

We recruit many people leaving the RN now as my senior bosses have seen what they can do. Indeed although we try not to discriminate at interviews, I have to say that if two people apply for a post and one is ex Navy, the chances are the matelot will get the job even if he doesn't have all the qualifications asked for. This because we know he will bring commitment and loyalty to the table, and if treated well will respond in return by working hard as part of the team contributing his own unique ideas and helping both himself and the company move forward to even greater success
 

dondon

MIA
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Jenny_ Dabber , agree with you totaly , we were alway's told that as ex service peaple we would be well looked after, :roll: :p :lol: PARDON ,Employers would be falling over each other to head hunt you , what a joke , :p , must admit though I'm happy where I am working , quite happily stay here till I retire , fingers crossed , 8O
 
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It took me 6 months to realise I wasn't on leave, and when the money started to run out that I'd better look for a job. In 1990, at the start of a recession, this wasn't easy.

I applied to numerous breweries for a job as a service engineer.

I didn't get an interview, which came as a surprise.

Out of all the jobs I applied for, I got one interview, and I got the job.The interviewer was to be my boss, and he turned out to be an ex-POCEL.

"There's a lot of us out there," he said, "and we should look after each other."
 

oberon

Lantern Swinger
Having a great time outside. Coming on for 5-years out and self employed. I decide what (photographic) jobs I want to do and do them my way. Miss the banter but still happy being a civie.
 

slim

War Hero
Have been out 22 years (same time as I served) Left as a PO and took a pay cut to become a Field engineer for BAe, however with overtime and other payments, the pay cut was actually a pay rise. Spent another 12 years field engineering in the tobacco industry and loved every minute, travelled to far more places than ever I did in the RN and wherever possible lived in 4 star hotels. A generous daily allowance meant that I never ever had to take money from my salary for the better things in life (like beer etc)
But the best thing was that for 22 years I have been treated with respect, something that had been lacking from my superiors for a long time in the RN
 

ukdaytona

War Hero
I have twenty years experience in varying degrees within the IT field, I keep being told im not qualified/experienced enough yet one job I was put up for I went againt a 21yo snot faced graduate, no experience, straight out of uni with a degree, guess who got the job.....
 
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i have just left the mob and i ca honestly say i love it the bullshit that surrounds the navy drove me to leave fair enough u mite say ur in the military but... the RN simply did not feel like military unless u where a trainee or the last week of OST. i like the face i dont have to shave or get my hair cut cos some nozzer with a crown on his shirt thinks he is better than me cos in civvy street i can smak him other wise id be at the shiny door with my cap
 
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