Should I ditch work to go to selection?

#1
Hello,

I applied to join the Engineers way back in October last year, after lots of frustration with my doctor losing my records, sending them to other places and general faffing around I've now finally had my interview to confirm my job choices.

Unfortunately my selection date is the 26th July and I can't get the time off work; should I just ditch the day at work even though they know I've already asked for it off?
 
#4
If I was in your shoes, and the Army was where my heart was at, i'd ditch work and go or quit and go if I thought I had a good chance of getting in
 
#6
Pull a sicky and I doubt they will grip you for it.

If they do, it will probably be worth it - Again, depends on how much you want the Army.
 
#7
I've wanted to get in the army since I was coming up to my 16th birthday, but then my Dad told me to get a decent education first so I'd have something to fall back on.

I think I'll just quit the job, it's only a crappy part-time one at tesco.
 
#10
i had a disciplinary hearing (having not shown up to the previous 2) on the same day as my 1st day of selection; of course i chose selection and ended up getting sacked for not showing. I've been unemployed since june 4th and I start basic training on august 12th. It's a long wait without money but the way i see it, with any luck ill be employed for the next 22 years, 2 months isnt so bad without a job, and it gives me all the time in the world to work on fitness.
 
#11
I've got cash saved up so I'm not that bothered about getting fired, I'm just in two minds about either quitting now (will have to give a weeks notice) or just waiting it out and phoning in sick.
 
#15
i had £840 at the time so i figured sure, that'll last me 2 months... celebratory pissup + car insurance + pay off car ownership + fuel + tax + passport + kit for basic = one massive kick in the balls money wise!
 
#16
If you can't get away with a sickie, quit, that way they won't sack you and you can always get the same job again the week later, without a shit time keeping reference on your card
 
#17
Go for it - take a sicky first, then once you're in; send the boss a postcard from basic with your resignation and a skid mark on it!

Good luck - Engineers - TOP CHOICE!!!

CC_TA
 
#20
CC_TA said:
Go for it - take a sicky first, then once you're in; send the boss a postcard from basic with your resignation and a skid mark on it!

Good luck - Engineers - TOP CHOICE!!!

CC_TA
Seconded. Make sure the skid mark is authentic and done with love, and yes, the Engineers is a top choice too :wink:
 

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