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Dodgy Recruitment Sergeant

#1
I've just visited an AFCO with a friend who wanted to go from TA to Regular Infantry.

He had applied for it in September 2008 but wanted to complete his TA training first, he asked his Recruiting Sergeant if it was ok to 'pause' the application untill 2009 and he said it was ok.

When we went to the AFCO yesterday he spoke to a different Sergeant than the last one, this one was a complete c*nt.

He was rude and sarcastic to everyone in the room who was waiting. He eventually saw him and said the 'pause' meant a year, and that he had to wait untill March this year and bring a letter from our unit's OC, to make sure he wasn't "messing" him around.

Anyone with knowledge of AFCO's know if he can ask to change his Recruiting Sergeant?
 
#2
Request to see the Senoir bod at the recruiting office, perhaps a warrant officer, this Sgt sounds to be either new to the job or just a c ock
 
#3
He should ask to speak to the Office manager, who is generally a Warrant Officer. It may be the case that this recruiter is only on attachment to the office and isn't correctly trained. He maybe on a probation period to see if he's suitable, judging by his attitude he sounds like he isn't.
 
#4
If the recruiting sergeant thinks he is being messed about with that then he obviously hasn't had his fair share of bone heads wanting to join 'Recon' or the 'SAS' yet.

What a cnut, its a good job we don't have a recruiting and retention problem.
 
#6
I had a similar experience quite recently.

I dropped into an AFCO on behalf of a mates lad who is interested in all things army. I was only going to pick up some booklets and a poster or whatever so the boy cut the snaps out for his wall or what have you.

I had some Lance Jack immediately mouthing off some comment about "Heres my Next Victim" to the lad he was dealing with. How silly he must have felt when I briefed him as to why I was waiting and the fact that he was a sprog in a sh1t regiment.

The smug grin soon vanished anyway. I ended up getting the stuff off the Duty Booty as he was a little bit more wise to the ways of the world and appreciated the fact that I had just verbally b1tch slapped the gobby "Office Junior."
 
#7
But wouldn't the dodgy Sergeant be annoyed that he's asking to see the Office manager as he's already been told to come back in March by him?

And as far as I know he isn't that new.
 
#9
Dave558 said:
I've just visited Hull's AFCO with a friend who wanted to go from TA to Regular Infantry.

He had applied for it in September 2008 but wanted to complete his TA training first, he asked his Recruiting Sergeant if it was ok to 'pause' the application untill 2009 and he said it was ok.

When we went to the AFCO yesterday he spoke to a different Sergeant than the last one, this one was a complete c*nt.

He was rude and sarcastic to everyone in the room who was waiting. He eventually saw him and said the 'pause' meant a year, and that he had to wait untill March this year and bring a letter from our unit's OC, to make sure he wasn't "messing" him around.

Anyone with knowledge of AFCO's know if he can ask to change his Recruiting Sergeant?
Can I just ask, TA training??? is this TA Phase One?
A letter from his unit OC will be to find what level your mate is at, it might even mean your MATE skips Phase One training (regular)

Maybe your friend has had a note attached to his records stating he would return in March (6 months from Sept) and now it seems your coming back early????

Are you not being a little over emotional????
 
#10
I had a bad experience at Hull AFCO. I was curious to join RMR and the navy chap there looked like a tramp! Ushaven, dirty, smelly and un-ironed clothes. Not a good image for the RM at all.
 
#11
If your application has been running for more than a year has a normal entrant, then you would have to re apply, becasue all your tests only last for 12 months prior to enlistment. for TA he should be speaking to Glasgow then the paper work only lasts for six months however if the other recruiter had bothered his arse and spoke to Glasgow and explained the sitiuation it wouldn't of been a problem. there is no excuse for him to be rude he should of taken you into a seperate room and spoke in confindence rather than other people the conversation. This is obviously bad office practise i wouyld ask to speak to the ARO ( OC in charge of the group or get your OC to give him a ring final straw would be for you to contact your BRAT team.
 
#12
Bigdumps said:
I had a bad experience at Hull AFCO. I was curious to join RMR and the navy chap there looked like a tramp! Ushaven, dirty, smelly and un-ironed clothes. Not a good image for the RM at all.
Because if he is dressed in Blue then he isnt "RM", he is a faarkin matelow ! :D They are allowed under King's Warrant to be unkempt and unshaven ! (and to smoke incessantly!!!) :D
 
#13
As reni said,The RN are allowed to grow beards but not moustaches on their own.And they are the only one's to have their own cigarettes,Players Navy Cut.
 
#14
MSI64, he's passed TA 'Phase One' (Six weekends, two weeks) but hasn't done trade training yet.

He just asked for it to be 'paused' with no set date given to come back.

dogguk, his application was sent in August 2008, therefore not longer than 12 months ago.

We was shocked on how this Recruiting Sergeant was talking to everyone.
 
#16
Dont understand why your friend wants a pause to complete Trade training? why not just join up and do Phase two with the Regs?

Now my personal opinion is I find it very aggravating that you come onto a Public domain site and air your problems for the world to see. Imagine how your mate would have felt if his recruiter had come on here and slagged him off to the world of ARRSE????

Ask to speak to the Recruiter first, explain your problem with him and you never know, if you get no joy then ask to see his Boss.

I have a feeling there is more to this than your painting
 
#17
He wanted the pause in September 2008 to complete his basic training, now it's done he wants to go Regular Infantry.

Both of us joined the TA to get experience with the intention of going Regular after the TA.

I'm going to tell him later on to go see the Warrant Officer, hopefully he can help him out.
 
#19
No.

TA Basic for experience and fitness before he went Regular, same for me.

We knew we would have to do basic again in the regulars.

Will update on here what happens, hopefully will be good news.
 

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