STOP COMPLAINING

trehorn

War Hero
Is it just me or does anyone else think that there is an awful lot of complaining going on.

I've looked at the other forums on RR and non of them seem to complain as much as the RNR.

HAS ANYONE GOT ANYTHING GOOD TO SAY FOR A CHANGE.

And yes, if any of you decide to check i have been known to drip on here and there but lets try looking at some of the positives of the RNR.

REMEMBER - PROSPECTIVE RECRUITS ARE READING THIS.
 

trehorn

War Hero
I'm not getting at anyone in particular. Like i said i've been guilty of bitching too but look at most of the subjects and somewhere along the line it ends up turning into a bitching session. In the last few months we've had two recruits through our doors as a direct result of RR and i just wonder if it could have been more if maybe there was more positive press.

We've somehow managed to critisise the RN for not calling us up for lebanon which blew up within a few days and (the RN input) was pretty much over in a week. by the time we'd got there we'd have been coming home.

Dont get me wrong - i'm not blind to the faults of the RNR but lets put forward some of the reasons why we stay in.

ANSWERS ON A POST CARD PLEASE!
 

BeerBad

Lantern Swinger
trehorn said:
I'm not getting at anyone in particular. Like i said i've been guilty of bitching too but look at most of the subjects and somewhere along the line it ends up turning into a bitching session. In the last few months we've had two recruits through our doors as a direct result of RR and i just wonder if it could have been more if maybe there was more positive press.

We've somehow managed to critisise the RN for not calling us up for lebanon which blew up within a few days and (the RN input) was pretty much over in a week. by the time we'd got there we'd have been coming home.

Dont get me wrong - i'm not blind to the faults of the RNR but lets put forward some of the reasons why we stay in.

ANSWERS ON A POST CARD PLEASE!

But it is a natural state for us to drip. Witness the thread I started asking about information regarding national week-ends and soon people were bitching about one thing or another. The amazing thing is that we all carry on dedicating a lot of our time to the RNR despite our complaints.
 

dubaipusser

Lantern Swinger
A good drip is very good therapy and a very good 'weather vane' for the mood of the RNR on key issues so I have no worries about complaining - it reflects a healthy (and very Jack-like) atmosphere.

The time to worry is when the complaining stops and people start voting with their feet.
 

WarMonger

War Hero
I wonder if it has to do with the fact that most of the people who post on the RNR bit are actually people serving in the RNR at the moment whereas alot of the other forums seem to have a larger proportion of ex personnel and people who dont have a direct connection with the RN/RNR

If that is the case issues are likely to be more keenly discussed..!!
 

dubaipusser

Lantern Swinger
WarMonger said:
I wonder if it has to do with the fact that most of the people who post on the RNR bit are actually people serving in the RNR at the moment whereas alot of the other forums seem to have a larger proportion of ex personnel and people who dont have a direct connection with the RN/RNR

If that is the case issues are likely to be more keenly discussed..!!

Good point WM - well made
 
I also see nothing wrong with having a good moan and sharing your views. Better to discuss them than to feel isolated or let them fester! Could have done with RR when I was in the RNXS and even more so in the ROC (Royal Observer Corps) when we legitimately had good reason to complain but usually just got on with it... and younger people just voted with their feet in too greater numbers!

Carry on moaning guys - it's a healthy sign! :) It also helps keep the rest of us informed.

Steve.
 
Next thing we know we will have some dipstick asking us to stop complaining about our TONE and TWO SHAGS that they are doing a wonderful job!!

We have a volunteer force where those who go to join up are normally briefed by family and friends about the good times and bad times in the forces.

Funny when you leave and look back the bad times where also the good times. Yeh NOW!!!

As for recruits being put off by RR best they where off now than after signing on the dotted.

Mummy mummy the nasty man told me I was x xxxxxx tell him to stop. Shades of dads army methinks.
 
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