Everyone puttin a downer on me joining - why?

#1
I've been a civvy in the mod for about 8 years, mostly in army units, and I've finally taken the plunge and decided to join the TA. I do a desk job at the moment so my priority was to do something completely different, as much outdoor as possible with as much phys as possible: so I chose to join an Infantry unit (4 YORKS b coy).

I know the score, I've been in and around it for 8 years, I've even worked in ITC Catterick; so why is it that every f&*$er is trying to talk me out of it?! Mostly I'm getting it from regulars in other corps - Now I can understand why an AGC clerk is gonna put a downer on it; they just wish they had the balls to do it in the first place, but I'm pretty p!ss'd off with everyone else sticking their oar in.

/end rant - sorry for such a crappy first post, but I'd appreciate any comments, advice, comebacks!

EDIT: sorry posted in wrong area - meant to put this in the "Joining the TA" bit
 
#2
GeneralPurposeMachineGum said:
I've been a civvy in the mod for about 8 years, mostly in army units, and I've finally taken the plunge and decided to join the TA. I do a desk job at the moment so my priority was to do something completely different, as much outdoor as possible with as much phys as possible: so I chose to join an Infantry unit (4 YORKS b coy).

I know the score, I've been in and around it for 8 years, I've even worked in ITC Catterick; so why is it that every f&*$er is trying to talk me out of it?! Mostly I'm getting it from regulars in other corps - Now I can understand why an AGC clerk is gonna put a downer on it; they just wish they had the balls to do it in the first place, but I'm pretty p!ss'd off with everyone else sticking their oar in.

/end rant - sorry for such a crappy first post, but I'd appreciate any comments, advice, comebacks!
Do what you want do and sod everyone else!
 
#4
They're just jealous. Only the elite get into that particular brick building.

We are talking about Middlesbrough, not Northallerton, aren't we?
 
#5
I get stick most days from my civvy work mates about being in the TA. Ignore them. They can't stop you from joining and they can't stop you from enjoying yourself when you're in. All being said its YOUR decision and they should respect that.
 

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#6
A wise man once said: ''Being in the TA is much like wanking, all your mates know you do it but you wouldn't want them to see you at it.''
 
#7
Countrylad said:
I get stick most days from my civvy work mates about being in the TA. Ignore them. They can't stop you from joining and they can't stop you from enjoying yourself when you're in. All being said its YOUR decision and they should respect that.
Having recently rejoined and I too have a speshal dull civvy 'mate' who tries but fails to give me stick about being in the TA.

Truth be known, his application form remains in the envelope and is only bought out on special occasions to impress his mates. To date his application shows no sign of being completed. His latest claim to fame is dodging calls from his local AFCO. :roll:
 
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#9
I second what everyone else has said. Just do what you want.

And being in 4YORKS myself, I can tell you that you will have a lot of enjoyment and good training out of it. Go for it!
 
#11
is it because you might be an anorak?
 
#14
GPMG - It's your life, your decision and in the end your mistake or your salvation - whatever you decide make it your choice and live with it
 
#15
GeneralPurposeMachineGum said:
I've been a civvy in the mod for about 8 years, mostly in army units, and I've finally taken the plunge and decided to join the TA. I do a desk job at the moment so my priority was to do something completely different, as much outdoor as possible with as much phys as possible: so I chose to join an Infantry unit (4 YORKS b coy).

I know the score, I've been in and around it for 8 years, I've even worked in ITC Catterick; so why is it that every f&*$er is trying to talk me out of it?! Mostly I'm getting it from regulars in other corps - Now I can understand why an AGC clerk is gonna put a downer on it; they just wish they had the balls to do it in the first place, but I'm pretty p!ss'd off with everyone else sticking their oar in.

/end rant - sorry for such a crappy first post, but I'd appreciate any comments, advice, comebacks!

EDIT: sorry posted in wrong area - meant to put this in the "Joining the TA" bit
Fcuk 'em! Get in, crack on and enjoy it! Then send them a postcard and a copy of your pay statement when you get your bounty!! Or, go one beter and join the Regs!!

Good luck and good fun!
 
#16
Ive always found in life that at the end of the day no one knows, what I want, and whats best for me, better then I DO!, if you dont like the TA, you can always leave later, of all the TA units I was in I have to say the infantry was the best by far.

so go for it do what you want! not what other people want you do.
 
#17
MrDave said:
Ive always found in life that at the end of the day no one knows, what I want, and whats best for me, better then I DO!, if you dont like the TA, you can always leave later, of all the TA units I was in I have to say the infantry was the best by far.

so go for it do what you want! not what other people want you do.
Much the same could be said of bestialism or bum-banditry
 
#18
clownbasher said:
MrDave said:
Ive always found in life that at the end of the day no one knows, what I want, and whats best for me, better then I DO!, if you dont like the TA, you can always leave later, of all the TA units I was in I have to say the infantry was the best by far.

so go for it do what you want! not what other people want you do.
Much the same could be said of bestialism or bum-banditry
Yes but they're only compulsory in certain units, others its on a voluntary basis.
 
#19
Fcuk them. If they're civvies, they wouldn't get it. If they're in, they should know better.
 
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#20
They're probably not looking forwards to everything you say starting with "In the TA I/we" like all the other boring part time TA wallahs.
 
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