- 24-02-2012, 00:57 #91
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
- In hospital
I'm just fucked right off cause I see half my Sqn, me included, on ops, and the rest larging it up around Jo public when the truth is they ain't got the minerals to get deployed. It's dishonest to squeal about employers, wife, kids, spleen, knee and so on for years and then go for 6 in Cyprus or 3 in London.
There, now I've got a frothy dribbly mouth...
- 24-02-2012, 01:23 #92
‘those who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom... let those that come after see to it that their names are not forgotten’.
- Join Date
- Jul 2003
- 24-02-2012, 08:24 #93
Sod the Olympics, I got jiffed once to put tents up for an open day then clear up all the half drunk plastic pint glasses the next morning. Imagine doing that for a few weeks, thats what your Olympic experience will be.
- 24-02-2012, 08:44 #94
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
- Livingston, West Lothian, United Kingdom
Please tell me ur unit hasnt told u ur doing bins!
- 24-02-2012, 09:43 #95
No the clearing up after the festivities was years ago in the crabs.
Fucking crab bastards
- 24-02-2012, 10:19 #96
Has anyone seen a WNGO or OPORD or anything yet?
WTF are we supposed to be doing? Difficult to have a discussion with an employer if you can't tell them the reason they have to pay for you to be absent for months to support a sporting event.
Where is the mobilisation taking place - RTMC?
What happened to the 1/3rd 2/3rd thing ???
- 24-02-2012, 10:25 #97
Yep, I heard everyone mobilised for this will have to go through the normal RTM procedures, so riot control, cft the lot.
- 24-02-2012, 10:39 #98
You got jiffed once?...feck me, rememember me and half the Coy being jiffed as a beaters for a bird shoot..grouse,pheasants?.. who the feck cared? for the CO and his bands of posh twat mates on a country estate, basha'd up in a barn, fed and watered and rewarded with a few cans of tennants...thens theres the untold 'putting the tents up, taking down the tents down' b*ll*xs for events all over the place from County fairs to Army v Navy games, etc......area cleaning en mass wherever we were, in whatever weather ..for as long as.
Cheap labour?...er, yes, keeping the troops busy to stop them fighting eachother?...yep, a waste of my valuable time and efforts? .....well, to be fair it's all about the shared experiences and bonding that needs to be done within any group of people.
We just got on with it....whatever it was..and tried to make the most of it, have a laugh when we could, sneak in a few beers or a bit of skirt when we could.
Maybe there were just more troops around in those days......although Bn life hasn't changed that much from what I've seen and know of, certainly not in England/NI
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- 24-02-2012, 10:57 #99
Command Centre Group Leader - London - United Kingdom - Junior Watchkeeper - £168 per day
Duty Manager - London - United Kingdom Watchkeeper - £210 per day or ~£1,500 a week as a contractor ( through a limited company pay only 20% tax). 147 jobs going !!!!!!
So I reckon that's £7,500 after tax ( assuming 7 day week 12 on 12 off for six weeks). Travel to work and two meals also tax deductable at £7.50 per meal, so may bring it back to £8k net for six weeks.
TA Major on £120 a day, possibly doing the same sort of role gets £4,032 after tax (min of 20%) or £3,024 ( over £35k earnings). doubtful claim back on meals, probably PAYD, possibly claim back travel.
So take heart in knowing that the bloke in civies sitting next to you is on twice the dosh and paying half the tax!
Where do I sign up ..... to G4S !
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- 24-02-2012, 12:10 #100
- Join Date
- Mar 2009
Or do what I'm doing, getting released on good will for a few weeks to help the community from my day job, get paid my day job wage (by my day job) to do a Specialist job (as a volunteer) and make a difference to help my colleagues at a time where they'll be massively busy.
Full. Of. Win.