Should I stay I should I go now.

copenhagencup

Lantern Swinger
My 21 year point mans time is immenently approaching, I took up the offer of 2OE10, do I submit my 12 months notice, or do a bit more.

Pros for staying.
Money for old rope.
Possible redundancy due to reduction of RN.
Job security.
Opps.

Cons.
"Frustration" Its crap, the RN is run by civvy companies who have us over a barrel, procurement far too expensive, thus they bring in consultants (not cheap)who say cut manning(redundancy). Why aren`t the RN more user focused ask the user what they want not some senior officer who will be joining the aforementioned civvy company on the back of the contract.

Join the dark side(civvy) and make a difference from within.

I would be happier and see more of my family.

I would receive my pension and could invest my gratuity thus it would grow faster than if I stayed in.

Comments
 
What skills do you have to use in civvy street?

Believe me its not so brill out here unless you have a job that you enjoy.

If you find you miss the camaraderie of the RN consider the RNR perhaps.
 

Captain_Jacks

Lantern Swinger
All depends on what you want to do

understand the reason for staying and the reason for leaving.

Outside it can be hard to get a job, unless you have a specialisation that someone needs. Are you looking at retraining?

Can you make WO or come and the real dark side (officer core)

If you do leave make sure that you get and PAY for a good Ind Fin Adviser. Pay their Fee not depend on commission

Outside the navy is not a rosy as some people think. Also look at the RNR as you at least get some involvement as it is a shock when you walk through the gate for the last time..

good luck :)
 

slim

War Hero
I left the RN as a 40 year old POAEM(R). I had an ONC in telecoms & an HNC endorsement in Micro-electronics (6 week full time EVT). With your Bsc and experience you should be able to find a second career. However think outside of the box i.e. defence industry, aviation etc. Your skills will be easily transferable to most industries. I would suggest getting your 19th Edition electrical qualification. Its always good as a fallback for electrical work, perhaps it could be done as an EVT. Make sure you get your 22 years in thought so pension is payable from the day you leave.
As a chief tiff you may find it difficult to achieve on the salary you are currently on. However look at the whole package. Many jobs include a company car and often expenses.
Best of luck whichever option you choose.
 

copenhagencup

Lantern Swinger
Captain_Jacks said:
All depends on what you want to do

understand the reason for staying and the reason for leaving.

Outside it can be hard to get a job, unless you have a specialisation that someone needs. Are you looking at retraining?

Can you make WO or come and the real dark side (officer core)

If you do leave make sure that you get and PAY for a good Ind Fin Adviser. Pay their Fee not depend on commission

Outside the navy is not a rosy as some people think. Also look at the RNR as you at least get some involvement as it is a shock when you walk through the gate for the last time..

good luck )
Any higher than Chief ( WAFU world) you start to become a part of the problem and not a solution (sorry for the generalisation I know a lot of good senior blokes but they cant stop it). I am in a world run by Agusta Westlands plc with another layer of management added costing £xxxx with cuts made from the "producers" so much for having LEAN rammed down my throat for 3 years( management = waste, lets have standard work for managers and get rid of them).
Go to front line away from home comeback to Kernow for a second line job, no sorry Chief some Serco civvy is doing that, how would you like a Fleet/DLO( Serco there I think not) job further away from home. No Sorry I think I will pass on that.
 
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