Are newly derelict Army Careers Offices (AFCOs) a sign of the times?

#1
This is the once-proud AFCO in Colchester which has recently closed down.

The person who turned the lights off and put up the sign in the window:
a) Couldn't be bothered to take down the Army banner on the building -so it now brings shame on the Army as it gets overgrown with weeds
b) Can't spell
c) Didn't bother to even put the contact details of the other AFCOs that they mentioned on the sign

Oh well -it's only one of the biggest garrison towns in the country (home of the Paras, 16 Air Assault Bde, Pathfinders, MCTC and so on). Quality work, boys!
 

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#3
To take your points one at a time:

a) Probably not allowed to, H&S. someone should probably be contracted to do it with a cherry picker. No doubt no one has bothered or the funds aren't there. Either way, meh.

b) About right for Army speeling innt?

c) About right Army effort innt?

I'd say it just about sums up today's Armed Forces. Broke.
 
#4
Give the poor bloke a chance. He was probably made redundant and is going through resettlement as a sign writer for greengrocer's shop's. (Yes, I did mean to put it that way).
 
#5
The graduates can. Seems a shame, I first went to Bolton, proud as punch aged 17 with my FLT licence in hand, recruiter informed me chimps can drive flt's.

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#6
You really are like thrush........what happened did you have day release from the institute in Colly today.
 
#7
You really are like thrush........what happened did you have day release from the institute in Colly today.
You mean along with getting frothy and outraged over 'Lazy and Slovenly' Paras?

Less Thrush and more like a dose of the Gay.
 
#10
You havent got a clue the reason the sign is there IS the contracter hasnt taken it down the spelling aint to bad lol the phone numbers if you are that keen find the number yourself, its not my job to hold your hand !!! just so you know this office was the most successful in Essex 3 yrs running and should have stayed open it IS embarrasing seeing the building as it is and i have reported it numerous times. If you are that concerned do yourself abit of weeding !! oh and do t forget when you go along to chelmsford careers office tel number 01245 355925 say hi !!!!!!QUOTE=Bodacious;5259491]This is the once-proud AFCO in Colchester which has recently closed down.

The person who turned the lights off and put up the sign in the window:
a) Couldn't be bothered to take down the Army banner on the building -so it now brings shame on the Army as it gets overgrown with weeds
b) Can't spell
c) Didn't bother to even put the contact details of the other AFCOs that they mentioned on the sign

Oh well -it's only one of the biggest garrison towns in the country (home of the Paras, 16 Air Assault Bde, Pathfinders, MCTC and so on). Quality work, boys![/QUOTE]
 
#11
Since you see worried about this and were close enough to take photo's, next time, take a spade and a fork and do something more useful.
 
#12
I must say that the office doesn't now belong to the ARMY it belo gs to and is the responsibility of the RFCA and if you don't know what it stands for google it unless you want me to hold your hand again lol get a life mate people lost there jobs when that office shut
 
#15
Think the OP has a point.
The office in Bromley near me has shut and it's been left, a shabby closed shop, it looks worse because a lot of the other businesses nearby are still going and are comparatively thriving.
It's right by the entrance to the main and very busy shopping centre. Thousands of people walk right by it every day.
OK the decision's been taken, we don't "need" them, or there are more "cost effective" methods, but tidy them up don't leave them looking a disgrace and reflecting badly on the armed forces.
 
#16
I must say that the office doesn't now belong to the ARMY it belo gs to and is the responsibility of the RFCA and if you don't know what it stands for google it unless you want me to hold your hand again lol get a life mate people lost there jobs when that office shut

Seeing as it's not currently in use, don't you find it a little bit lazy that they left the banner above the door still up?

Sure, they might need to get a guy in to do it, but you'd like to hope they would sort that out before lights out?

Or is that asking a bit much...
 
#18
You havent got a clue the reason the sign is there IS the contracter hasnt taken it down the spelling aint to bad lol the phone numbers if you are that keen find the number yourself, its not my job to hold your hand !!! just so you know this office was the most successful in Essex 3 yrs running and should have stayed open it IS embarrasing seeing the building as it is and i have reported it numerous times. If you are that concerned do yourself abit of weeding !! oh and do t forget when you go along to chelmsford careers office tel number 01245 355925 say hi !!!!!!QUOTE=Bodacious;5259491]This is the once-proud AFCO in Colchester which has recently closed down.

The person who turned the lights off and put up the sign in the window:
a) Couldn't be bothered to take down the Army banner on the building -so it now brings shame on the Army as it gets overgrown with weeds
b) Can't spell
c) Didn't bother to even put the contact details of the other AFCOs that they mentioned on the sign

Oh well -it's only one of the biggest garrison towns in the country (home of the Paras, 16 Air Assault Bde, Pathfinders, MCTC and so on). Quality work, boys![/QUOTE]
 
#19
I was under the impression that staff in ACIO/AFCO who got made redundant were all LSL and got a nice wee pay off along with immediate pension!
:D:D:D:D:D:D

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#20
If I were LSL and got a nice wee pay off, the last thing I'd be doing is area cleaning on a Friday afternoon. As it is, I cleared a jungle in my garden in June and a month later it was two feet high again. So much for having made it zero maintenance.

When you find someone who gives a shit about clearing some unoccupied wasteland for nowt, send him round my place when he's done.
 

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