Having secound thoughts? need help?

#3
Go give it a try, what point pulling out now if you ain't even had chance to pull on the uniform.

You got the 30 day grace period once you get there...I'm assuming your over 18. You get even longer if your under 18.

I miss it more each day....just 1 stone to lose then re-app here I come!
 
#6
Go for it ! Life's for living ;)

Working in a call centre is a real mans life non of that namby pamby shooters and tanks and stuff. What you want is a nice cup of tea and your favourite slippers and the next thing you know you'll be able to ride on the buses for free.

Two answers for the price of one. Arn't I kind.

:)
 
#7
Make like Nike and Just do it.

In the current state of affairs getting a job will be getting even harder, you've already got one nailed on come 3 weeks. As people say, you have that grace period, theres no point in not trying.
 
#8
Would you prefer to look back in years to come and say i wish i had tried it or would you prefer to look back in years to come and say i am glad i did it?

Only you can answer the question mate, however you have the right to test the water and see if you can hack it first, it costs you nothing apart from some fighting spirit and a bit of determination, you get paid for your trouble and even if it wasnt for you then having done the mandatory 28 days prior to being able to exercise your right to discharge, you will almost have definitely picked up some valuable life skills ;)

Again, do you want to be able to say i tried and it wasnt for me, or i had the chance and bottled it because i voted with my feet rather than my head ;)
 
#9
clarkie_ni said:
Iv got my intake date in about 3 weeks time, but am having second thoughts and i don't know what to do! need advice?
Sit down and make a list of everything you have to do before you arrive. Over the next 3 weeks, tick off the tasks as you complete them. Report on the day ready, and raring, to go.

As others have already written, you have got this far (and lots of other people don't get this far), you have the job lined up, you will be paid, and you have a wonderful opportunity.

Get on with it!

Good Luck,

Litotes
 
#10
I can only echo what others have said. You will regret not giving it a go if you don't try. Its a life changing experience, for the better. It really is an adventure which will shape your life in ways you can't imagine. Go for it.
 
#11
...and i bet none of your other 17 yr old mates will be on even your training wage. What you got planned if you dont go???....nothing?.....not much to loose then have you.
 
#12
lots of people would love to be in your position, including me! go give it a try if you dont like it then atleast you cant say ' i wish i went now'.
 
#13
clarkie_ni said:
Iv got my intake date in about 3 weeks time, but am having second thoughts and i don't know what to do! need advice?
I had a good run first time round and got out after a bit of 'tour' overload, after a bit of travel, some stonking lie ins and a change of pace doing a civvy job I burned out big time.
I woke up one Monday in a panic, shot down the careers office and was backwards and forwards with paperwork for a few weeks before re-enlisting, I left the second time round after finally feeling like I had had a good, productive period and I had matured somewhat, give it a good go though mate, try not to shirk at the first b*llocking, get your head round being tired and achy, keep your eye on whatever prize it is your aiming for and you'll be fine, as a bonus unless you have 2 heads or shockingly bad dress sense you will get to rag a few scutters of varying skin tones and accents, you will meet some of the best friends you will ever have, alcohol will battle hard with oxygen for your affections and if you use the system you can leave with some good qual's :D
 
#14
reni_77 said:
clarkie_ni said:
Iv got my intake date in about 3 weeks time, but am having second thoughts and i don't know what to do! need advice?
I had a good run first time round and got out after a bit of 'tour' overload, after a bit of travel, some stonking lie ins and a change of pace doing a civvy job I burned out big time.
I woke up one Monday in a panic, shot down the careers office and was backwards and forwards with paperwork for a few weeks before re-enlisting, I left the second time round after finally feeling like I had had a good, productive period and I had matured somewhat, give it a good go though mate, try not to shirk at the first b*llocking, get your head round being tired and achy, keep your eye on whatever prize it is your aiming for and you'll be fine, as a bonus unless you have 2 heads or shockingly bad dress sense you will get to rag a few scutters of varying skin tones and accents, you will meet some of the best friends you will ever have, alcohol will battle hard with oxygen for your affections and if you use the system you can leave with some good qual's :D
You forgot the cheap fags and booze, you big silly.

(Methinks Veni still lives in the 80s)*

Truffles, you have the choice though. It's funny sometimes and sometimes it makes you cry. You will learn a lot more than if you joined the local butchery though.

Sluggy xx


*So am I.
 
#17
My son got terribly cold feet on the run up to joining. It was mostly to do with leaving his girlfriend and friends. The night before he left he cried like a baby. Luckily i took him and a mate up to Harrogate and we met load of J/S's at various service stations. They seemed to gather strength from the other boys.

When I left him there I felt like the child catcher in Chitty chitty Bang bang. He hated the first week but we were told to be firm with him. When he said he wanted to leave during the first week my ex husband told him to give it time as he'd hangovers that had lasted longer than he'd been there.

After the first week he got himself together and now loves it. We are about to enter the last term. He spends some of his time keeping some of the other boy on track.

He would tell you go for it. Give it a chance. Give it four weeks to make your mind up as the first few days are spent waiting for kit, waiting for medicals etc however it soon picks up pace.

I did 8 years. I work with a load of ex -squaddies and we all have great memories and experiences. We are all slightly derranged and love to party.
 
#18
I agree with everyone else's posts, I am still only in pre-selection stage and I cannot wait to pass everything and get on with my army life. I suppose it could be an age thing, as at 24 I have experienced a fair amount of crap jobs on civvi street and know now that the army life I dreamed off when I was younger is definately the way to go, and I wish I had the inclination to go ahead and do it when I was your age!

Go for it, at least you can say you tried.
 
#20
clarkie_ni said:
Iv got my intake date in about 3 weeks time, but am having second thoughts and i don't know what to do! need advice?
I joined at 17 and like you had second thoughts, but 21 years later i am still serving and dont regret it on bit. If anything if i hadn't joined and looking back at all i have done i would really be kicking my self.

Army life has its ups and downs and believe you me i have had plenty of both but fortunately a lot more ups than the downs and i have made some fantastic friends.

Go on give it a go or you will always regret not taking that leap into the big green machine.
 

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