Short on man power? Surely not. loosing Engineers hand over fist? Struggling to keep men in and platforms at sea? No not in this Navy. I can't understand why this has been happening as we have all been draining down over the Brass for DECADES on the way things are done, managed(joke), changed and everything else they have screwed up. But if we drip to the DOs and they filter it, then the CO gets all the info and his spin is put on it and so on, by the time the top brass read anything it's all "what ho, snorkers!"
There will be a domino effect now, as engineers still in the mob will have to take the extra load from both redundies and pissed-off leavers. In turn, this will seriously nark off the remaining engineers, coupled with the new 2015 pension, and stunted career progression. There is till the foundation degree trap I suppose, that will keep people in until PO level.
The fact that senior rates are seeing better opportunities outside now, if/when the economy does pick-up, they will have another swathe of leavers.
Then they will get desperate like they did with the manpower black-hole in the nineties, and offer £50k for CPOs/WOs to come back.
all those years of senior officers coming around the messes, listening to peoples concerns, clearly not really giving two hoots and telling people that if they dont like, put your notice in..........hurting now isnt it
its quite amazing how spectacularly wrong naval command deal with manpower.