I see that Wildfire have an advert in the local cinema magazine. I know KA tried it and got no response. It would be ineteresting to know what response Wildfire get.
hookyh said:My (un-named) unit is struggling at the moment due to poor morale and the fact that most of the new people who stay all seem to be geting gold lace on their arms, irrespective of whether they deserve it or not. very few are coming through the in-unit system for long enough to even make it to Raleigh before they're plucked from the ranks for higher things. The unit is now extremely top heavy with gimps, mummy's boys and general wasters whose mum's don't know they're out playing sailors and who know next to nothing about the Navy, which in turn sends morale spiralling further downwards in the other messes. These people have very little interaction with the other messes and simply seem to exist to further their own personal ambitions and never be in a position to have the respect from below to be able to be 'leaders of men'.
The end result is that new people coming in see the JR's on their chinstraps due to lack of percieved support and leadership from above and tend to think they've got themselves into the wrong organisation, hence they leave pretty quickly despite the best efforts of the new entry training team.
Is this the same in other units?
hookyh said:It's a bloody good job the RNR is full of outstanding senior rates and decent killicks, because a great percentage of our 'orifices' are an embarrassment!
I would so love to name my unit, but i realise it's not the done thing in a place like this. As an aside, the CWO did get wind of this when he came to our place. I got the impression that our unit has been strongly noted down at CMR. Watch this space perhaps!