RNR Recruiting - The Propositions & Your Suggestions

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Interestingly, there are some rather positive changes afoot with regard the recruiting process and pay of RNR personnel during selection.

I'd like to think that people in the right places are actually listening and that positive suggestions and ideas are seriously being considered.

Don't underestimate the value of voicing your opinion, you are being heard.
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
Interestingly, there are some rather positive changes afoot with regard the recruiting process and pay of RNR personnel during selection.

I'd like to think that people in the right places are actually listening and that positive suggestions and ideas are seriously being considered.

Don't underestimate the value of voicing your opinion, you are being heard.

I should hope so shippers, I've spent the past year gobbing off to every **** who'll listen. Heads need to ****ing roll over the current state of affairs.
 

Uncle_Albert

War Hero
don't underestimate the value of voicing your opinion, you are being heard.

I want a pony!



While I'm here, I recall this from the very first page of this thread; everyone's favourite ninja quoting from the reservist proposition: "You will now have access to the latest kit".

I note that on the recent annual President-run, all-invited PLT/navigating/sleeping-outside weekend, a frightening number of New Entry and other such very fresh-faced people turned up without MTP or CS95, because their unit didn't have any to issue; many had no wet weather gear (again, none to issue) and many had no suitable footwear. To be fair, some of them explained that actually their unit did have some to issue; they just refused to issue it.

I'm all for the reservist proposition. Any chance of the powers that be meeting their side of the bargain? Just the bare minimum of uniform to be able to actually go outside and withstand cold and wet would do it. I've scavenged enough over the years to get by (although the last two pairs of combat boots I was issued had the soles turn to a kind of oily powdery resin and literally slough off), but to see people who were due their initial issue of fours months ago continue to turn up and drill in civvies is just embarrassing. Also, the pony.
 
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Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
I wouldnt get your hopes up sadly! It doesnt get any better once you are in. I've gone from being hugely motivated to feeling utterly demoralised in the last year due to the way things have gone, and I'm not the only one.
What really scares me is the way that many of the change blockers will retire soon, but the lack of any coherent succession planning means a whole bunch of people are going to wake up soon and go 'WTF' as they realise the scale of the challenge they've just inherited...
 
2DD, is your (well-onside) AFCO, saying that the NCHQ manning, within the dept that deals with cross RN to RNR transfers, has been reduced and is thus unfit for task. And that this is reducing the RN's ability to reach the recruiting target?
If it is, this needs to be fed up the line pronto.
Does your perspective "new" CO know about this blockage?
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
2DD, is your (well-onside) AFCO, saying that the NCHQ manning, within the dept that deals with cross RN to RNR transfers, has been reduced and is thus unfit for task. And that this is reducing the RN's ability to reach the recruiting target?
If it is, this needs to be fed up the line pronto.
Does your perspective "new" CO know about this blockage?

This was from the RNR Recruiting Officer at my unit, although I've heard pretty much the same story from the AFCO. As I understand it, it's exactly as you say, the billet is gapped, so nothing is being done for any ex (or current) RN trying to get into the RNR.

My recruiting officer has informed the CO and he is aware of my predicament, however being a few weeks into the job, I'm sure getting a gobby ex dabber onto the books is pretty low on his current list of priorities.

I've got the morning off, so I'm going to make some phone calls and give some people some shit. I'll give the AFCO a tinkle and I've got the name of a PO scribes in Pompey who is supposed to be dealing with this, I'm going to try and contact him too.
 

trehorn

War Hero
It came to me like a blinding flash on the road to Damascus. It was like Isaac newton and the gravity thing.

Why don't the RNR units actually put the correct contact details on their websites. All email addresses were recently changed to start with NAVY yet many units still have the old style addresses which I believe are no longer in use. Just a thought like. It might help, just a little.

Also having phone numbers that go through to the PSI's won't help. These should be mobile numbers to the recruiter.

Just a thought.
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
It came to me like a blinding flash on the road to Damascus. It was like Isaac newton and the gravity thing.

Why don't the RNR units actually put the correct contact details on their websites. All email addresses were recently changed to start with NAVY yet many units still have the old style addresses which I believe are no longer in use. Just a thought like. It might help, just a little.

Also having phone numbers that go through to the PSI's won't help. These should be mobile numbers to the recruiter.

Just a thought.

A nice idea shippers, but is there any point? It's a proven fact that even if you do manage to get through to the recruiters, they don't actually have the means to be able to process you through the joining process.

I reckon a big sign on the RNR part of the RN website saying "No vacancies. **** off" would get the point across.
 

jrwlynch

Lantern Swinger
A nice idea shippers, but is there any point? It's a proven fact that even if you do manage to get through to the recruiters, they don't actually have the means to be able to process you through the joining process.

I reckon a big sign on the RNR part of the RN website saying "No vacancies. **** off" would get the point across.

So, it's at least improved a little bit since 2008, then.
 
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