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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Answers - #6

JJ asked:

"Weren't you terrified signing up initally for 22 years? Such a long time had it turned out to be the wrong choice for you (which clearly it is not)."


Actually we aren't committed for 22 years - which is a ridiculously long time. It used to be the case that people would sign for 8 or 12 years. Nowadays we get a 22 year contract but we are only committed for the first 4 years. After that we are pretty much guaranteed employment for the remaining 18 years. If we want to leave we can at any point but have to 12 months notice.

6 Comments:

Anonymous hugh said...

shows you how times have a changed - when i joined up, they gave me 3 choices 3, 6 or 9 yrs - though the guy kept screwing up the paper work and put down 9 years, after the 2nd time, i'm sure he was hoping i'd say, "oh bugger it, put me down for 9" No way was i working that long

you then had to apply, and if you were lucky, they might let you go from 6 -9 or 9 - 12, then apply again for 22. In the end i PVR'd

no doubt when the economy goes tits up, they'll be queueing up at the CIO :)

gotta go, we now have a lighting storm, and i don't fancy my computer being fried by a lightning strike

5:32 pm  
Anonymous Growing Up said...

Just to know that for 22yrs you will be guarnteed a roof over your head and a monthly wage is that incentive for some people

7:35 pm  
Blogger The_'Real'_Batman said...

Can I ask a question: Are the officers you have generally good or bad? Can you tell us about the best and worst officers (any rank) that you have served under? We still have the impression in some areas that the British army is lions led by donkeys; is that so?

9:44 am  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

One donkey has left and come to work oat my place. he's our Shift Manager from next month. Oh boy. Yer want a donkey back? ...er...well...I suppose not given Deepcut n all...

11:21 pm  
Blogger PI said...

Seems like a reasonable arrangement.

11:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a donkey from the RE joined our work recently - he spent a bloody fortune on installing uplighter lights on the outside of the building - money we can ill afford to waste.
what happens, the workforce complain that they're being asked to save electricity etc etc, to save money, just as this numpty switches these lights on.
needless to say, they were switched off bloody fast

6:24 pm  

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