sgtpepperband said:I know I'm generalising but it's about time that every superior officer, from the junior Killick to the highest Admiral, is prepared to earn their shilling and start dishing out orders and clamping down on slack attitude and bearing. And that starts with some personal admin of their own. I was always taught: "Beyond reproach"; how can you give a lad/lass grief if you look like a scranbag yourself?
As for me? I like doing it 'cos I'm a nasty bastard... :wink:
No you're not generalising it is everyones responsibility. (I hate to agree with a snake). It strikes me that too many people are scared of confrontation. I'm no reggie (made Chief in my own branch!), but I am a CPO. The ET(WESM) bit that follows is just my speciality. Too many of my fellow SRs seem to forget that.
Not wishing to sound like a grumpy old man, but the problem starts with society. Young'uns are joining up undisciplined and not enough is being done to change that. This has been going on for a while now and some of those young'uns are in positions of authority themselves. Added to that is the increasing lack of moral courage seen nowadays. Peolple too scared to say when they see something wrong. Just walk on by, take the easy way out. Now that is generalising, not everyone's like that, but it does seem to becoming the norm.
As for me? I don't like doing it 'cos I'm not a nasty bastard, but I will when I have to.
Apart from this one time, when I managed to pick up a Killick reg who, in his haste to take someones name for being in mixed rig, had left his cap on the dashboard of his van. "Beyond reproach" and all that. I might not be nasty but I can be petty and small-minded at times.