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Discussion in 'Int Corps' started by Slightly_Nasty, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. I have absolutely nothing of any importance to contribute to these pages at the moment.

    I just wanted to say that tomorrow (today in fact because it's gone midnight) is my last working day in the Army. Kit will be handed back and with all the leave I have stored up, I don't need to get a real job until September.

    :) :) :)

    Alright, I admit it was a cheap shot.... but FUN!
     
  2. S_N. A brand new adventure is about to begin.
    Its like basic again for the first couple of months then once you are into it
    (civvy street) its not to bad.

    One piece of advice, don't do nothing, keep the mind or body occupied as it is so easy to slob out and no one to be accountable to.

    Whatever you do mate good luck and stay with ARRSE it is a good release valve sometimes.

    HH

    PS. Whats a real job?
     
  3. I have no connection with the Intelligence Corps whatsoever.

    But this is a generic topic and so...

    I retired last year, so my experience might be of some help to you. On the other hand it might not, but here goes anyway.

    Doing nothing is fantastic, albeit only for a short while. Have a fortnight or three weeks off and bloody well enjoy it. You've earned it.

    After that if you're not careful the rot sets in. Longer nights, shorter days, fewer topic for discussion with your wife/family, the temptation to self-medicate, melancholy times when you miss the things that you thought you were escaping...

    Hairy handbag is right. After your holiday make sure you have something to get up for, preferably something you enjoy.

    Above all, good luck!
     
  4. Couldn't agree more with the comments above. I remember being royally pissed off when people said to me, "but how are you going to adjust?", as if I'd been living on Mars the whole time I was in.

    But truth be told, there were some adjustments to be made which I hadn't considered or expected. Biggest shock, frankly, was quite how fcuking rude and stupid so many people are.

    The guy's right - kick back for a few weeks but it's best to make sure the mind and body get out of neutral shortly afterwards.

    Best of luck for the future.
     
  5. Stay in, SN. It's awful out here. You have to buy your own boots an' stuff.
     
  6. SN

    I'd like to say its been a pleasure.......but i can't!!!

    Only joking mate.

    I shall look back with fond memories when you dropped us in it by smoking in that TA Centre toilet, the bunny killing episode in Oxfordshire, and the mobile phone 'get out of jail free card' incident when comms were down. The Corps will be a poorer place without you in it. Good luck and I wish you all the very best in civvy street.

    Have you still got that record of the 'regional' abuse you had to take. I seem to remember you were going to take the MoD to the cleaners when you leave.

    Cheers and good bye

    ES
     
  7. Good luck SN. And thanks for the coffee.
     
  8. turn to alchohol its the only way to survive civvi street!

    my kidneys are the size of grapes after 2 months after leaving (well getting the boot) the Army! but its so much fun

    And when you get a real job pull a sicky its such a buzz not having to stand outside the med centre at 7 in the morning!

    love

    blondey xx

    ps good luck
     
  9. I also have dekited (already) and my last day is next friday. Paid until November, which is nice.
    Good luck SN, all the best.
     
  10. oh yes and dig a trench in your garden!

    its good when you feel the urge to get cold and wet! god i miss stagging on :)
     
  11. Actually, I was almost depressed about it today; walking back from the QMs, it suddenly hit me that I no longer own so much as a pair of Army socks any more. Then I walked back into the office, saw the latest round of silly directives in my inbox and cheered up a bit.
    Thanks for all the helpful advice, guys. The good news is that I still intend to post regularly on here, the bad news is that I will no longer be constrained by the CoC, so can say what I want. Or should that be the other way round?

    EyeSpy: You had to remind me of that poor bunny, didn't you? I still feel guilty about that, and dream of the little starving baby rabbits, waiting for daddy to come home with some food! Had to drop the plans for litigation after it was explained to me that being a Scouser, I am not actually a member of an ethnic minorty. :)
     
  12. Almost forgot, one last item to get rid of:

    Int Corps WO2 Mess Kit for sale.
    Waist 32", chest about 42" but don't actually know (it doesn't matter because you don't close the bloody jacket), length to fit a 6'1" male.
    Waistcoat fabric at the back is not correct colour but front panels are OK, so no-one will notice. I got away with it for 16 years and didn't get one single port fine. Not for the waistcoat anyway.
    Would suit a tall, skinny streak of p1ss who is too mean to buy a new one.
    Cost: No money required, but request that a suitable donation to ICA is made.
     
  13. I'm told you may still have a car bag, set of map books and a shell card on a 1033 somewhere? Also, there is someone else who still wants to speak to you about a blue 109" landrover last seen in BG (S)
     
  14. SN good luck, its not as bad out here as some would have you believe, well not all the time anyway and you can't get bubbled for ARRSEing during working hours.
     
  15. Good luck in Civvystrasse S_N. Its been a pleasure!

    Whey Aye Man!

    DG