Discuss Bullying in Blandford Beyond a Joke in Royal Signals on The Army Rumour Service; Now that another one of these so called "man managers" has been posted out quickly and quietly from Blandford for "an incident" with a recruit, how long is it before the bullying going on in ...
Now that another one of these so called "man managers" has been posted out quickly and quietly from Blandford for "an incident" with a recruit, how long is it before the bullying going on in this place is addressed.
What exactly is this Duty of Care they are supposed to be doing for us ? Or is it there careers they are caring about. Is it that desperate a thing - promotion to Sgt, SSgt or WO2 that they care for nobody or nothing apart from themselves.
So I have only found this board tonight, and no I'm not sat around a PC in Blandford with a bunch of mates trying to cause a stir. And I suppose a lot of people on this board could come out with "shut up sprog, when I was in Phase 2 ..." and I respect your opinions and to a degree your rank. But if you got your rank through bullying or just sheer nastyness then I feel sorry for you.
I have my career brief soon on my course, would be intresting to see the part where you are encouraged to be devious, under-hand, back-stabbing and a bully.
First off, Hoping your not external to the camp such as a journo lets just calm things down a second.
There is a good system in place with a new welfare officer in station. Hes a good guy, looks a bit scary but he is sound. He is there for phase 2 soldiers all you have to do pay him a visit. Dont worry about his rank you are on a level playing field.
Otherwise speak with your cadre or SSM.
Any problems PM me I will visit you personnally.
The biggest problem Permanent staff have is recognising the problems before they get out of hand. If you know of a problem then make your voice heard. The chain of command WILL act.
If you feel that bullying is going on, experienced it personally, or even witnessed the results of bullying, then YOU are obliged through YOUR duty of care to your colleagues to report it. The results of bullying are always negative, and it is the responsibility of every soldier to help stamp it out.
Some may ask if this bullying you are referring to is really bullying, or someone having a whine because someone has exerted command prescence upon them, but i am sure that this is not the case.
If it is going on REPORT IT!
If you are not a part of the cure, then........you know the rest.
(make sure you have good evidence though, or the whole thing might turn and bite you in the bum)
Great to hear so many concerned for our welfare - just a pity they are all in internet-land and not Blandford. Do you Staff Sergeants have to go on some course to be able to deliver the "Yes Sig xxxxx, what the f*** do you want?" reply to a young lad that finally has plucked up enough courage to REPORT IT.
Guess what the Helpline number suggests? Report the bullying to your troop Sergeant or Staff Sergeant !
or just PM disco with the details, and he will sort it, as he offered.
Life is not a big conspiracy against the younger soldiers, this has been going on 4 a while now, and you are no further forward.
Offers of assistance have been made, and, it seems, you have not actioned them in a thorough manner, and have stopped at every obstacle.
If you are serious, and not pulling our collective p1ssers, you would simply not stop harrassing the heirarchy until you were heard.
SSM s are great people to talk to if you simply ask them for 5 minutes of their time.
Like i said " If you are not part of the answer......you know the rest.
If you have any concrete evidence of cadre bullying or have suffered personally then it is your duty to report it. At Blandford there are a number of outlets. You can go directly to your OC or the CO if you feel that these give you no joy. Be assured that ther is a zero tolerance policy from th Comd downwards. If you know about it and don't do something you are endangering other people. Have moral courage and look after youself and your buddies. Feel free to PM me I know the people who will act. Do not however creat the wrong impression about Blandford. Bullies are not tolerated on the staff or in the student body.