What will make you leave?

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  1. fly_past

    fly_past New member

    The usual round of "what will make you stay in this Mans Navy" questionnaire has done its rounds.
    What will make you leave if it does not change?

    Mine = RED TAPE - cut it away for F***s sake
  2. JunglyDaz

    JunglyDaz Badgeman

    The lack of decent trips for CHF......
  3. agrippa

    agrippa New member

    the PC lot whining on about servicmen, I was called " too military" the other day, bit of piss take as it was a serving officer that said it!
  4. Jenny_Dabber

    Jenny_Dabber New member

  5. Crabman

    Crabman War Hero

    Surely you must be joking?
  6. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    The growing tendency to apply civilian working practice inappropriately upon the services. I have no problem with best practice, but when that practice removes any flexibility in the system it is not best practise for us.
  7. PINCH

    PINCH New member

    Remain ridgidly Flexible... only way to be it's a navy thing :rambo: :thumright: :thumright:
  8. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Just feels like a lot of bending over at the moment, we need some reflection :p
  9. agrippa

    agrippa New member

    Wish I was. Was told I gave a good, clear concise brief..... but a bit too military. Nearly passed out!! Gave it using the rules as laid down in JSP 101, blue background yellow writing, no sounds to flashing lights, bells or whistles. 2 gold stripes, 10 mins in, shit em
  10. TattooDog

    TattooDog New member


    Perhaps you should have used a pink, fluffy font with "Candle In The Wind" playing as each slide floated gently in, with a PowerPoint background of rainbows, celtic drawings and puppies. ^~

    Edited to add:

    This wasn't on the Instructional Techniques course was it? The instructing course designed for those in the military?

    What will make me leave? Well, the fact that my time is nearly up - enjoyed my 20-odd years, but it's about time to go.
  11. Chaz

    Chaz War Hero

    Started 2OE(5) in March and since then I'm in my 4th different job! Not overly impressed and seriously considering calling it a day!

    KATWEEZIL Badgeman

    I'll bet You actually mean RAF working practices dont you?


    Mr D. Advocate :mrgreen:

    God this wine is good!
  13. Jenny_Dabber

    Jenny_Dabber New member

    This 'too military' lark; does this mean they'd be doing away with jack speak soon? first dog? stupid o'clock in the morning cable parties?
  14. Lamri

    Lamri New member

    Total lack of any form of incentive.
    Every new scheme designed to keep the chav sprogs in for a few more years to the utter detriment of Senior Rates.
    Being taken for granted (and having the pi55 taken) because you are in the pension trap.
    Sprogs that moan because the "deployment" is more than 6 weeks, and the internet onboard is slow and the welcome phones aren't switched on! FFS why oh why did they effing join in the first place!
    Having to explain to MY boss why ET(ME) Git has put his notice in because he doesn't want to be a watchkeeper after all, and he EXPECTS to only work a two day week!
    OM's that think they are dabbers :roll:

    Oh, I could go on but I will only get more angry. 3 years left to do, probably working for DML at "SFM" because there are no billets onboard. :)
  15. Karma

    Karma New member

    What did make me leave....

    Lack of promotion opportunities, it was reaching the dead mens shoes stage in my branch and specialised area.

    No budget to achieve anything with.

    Prehistoric attitude to change, which meant that most change initiatives ended up with 1* and 2* spedning their time justifying the number of people they had reporting to them, rather than actually improving anything.

    Completely inappropriate practices being implemented.

    The expectation that throwing technology at a situaiton would solve all the problems.

    Steady degradation of the reward scheme; the non-financial aspects were all very well but I didn't have any real opportunity to exploit them.

    A future of dull and uninspiring staff jobs shuffling nugatory paperwork from desk to desk.
  16. Jenny_Dabber

    Jenny_Dabber New member

    They get internet onboard now? We were lucky a few yrs back if our emails were sent! Lucky feckers, the RN seems to be a cushy place to live whilst deployed now!
  17. Chaz

    Chaz War Hero

    And you were lucky to have emails!
  18. theoldti

    theoldti New member

    no fun any more!
  19. x4nd

    x4nd New member

    Two lots of forty words a week, that’s almost like an e mail apart from being one way only and censored by inboard. Family grams, you’ve got to love them.

  20. agrippa

    agrippa New member

    Wish I was.

    Frightning thing is it's common now for people looking down on Servicemen, and woman. In the US they don't get loads right, one thing they do is look after their sevices, Front of the line privilage when in uniform, discounts at petrol stations, movie theatre, Walmart to name but a few. I don't know if this is a case of grass is greener but maybe the UK can learn from them.

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