TA Continuous Attitude Survey

#1
Fellas,

Just got one of these questionaires through the post. In my years of service I have never been asked to take part in one (or anything similar).

Do these things make a difference, is it worth filling it in?
 
#2
Yes and Yes.

msr
 
#3
Thanks msr....

Over the last few months the MoD/Army were prepared to shaft us mightily and thanks to a concerted effort the decision was overturned. I just don't want some genius staff officer to think that all is well and super peachy in TA Land, now that we have been given our £20M back.

The fact that the questionaire is not anonymous also gives me cause for concern, which means that I am less inclined to answer honestly. I would like to make it further up the ranks without pushing the career abort button....and I don't fancy going in front of the Badge and CO to explain why I think the level of support rendered by SABRE is crap or be seen to circumvent the CoC in the event of raising an issue!



Edited to add: I've had a shandy or two hence the rambling.
 
#4
If you find yourself in front of the Badge or CO for being open and honest, then I think CGS would like to hear about it.

msr
 
#6
Give them both barrels. Its not going to affect your career.
If LAND don't already know how badly overdrawn they are on the goodwill budget, then maybe now is a good time to let them know !
 
#7
Bug-out! said:
Thanks msr....

Over the last few months the MoD/Army were prepared to shaft us mightily and thanks to a concerted effort the decision was overturned. I just don't want some genius staff officer to think that all is well and super peachy in TA Land, now that we have been given our £20M back.]

We haven't really been given anything back - Call me an old cinic but I recon it was just a clever ruse to distract attention from the harsh cuts already imposed before the 'leak' about the £20M. We're still stuck with those, and will probably be next year, but the government's done a u-turn on the £20M so the press lose interest and everythings all better again :roll: ...apart from being left trying to deliver on support to operations on a wing and a prayer, a shoestring budget and crushing beaurocracy.... :x
 
#8
Bug-out! said:
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The fact that the questionaire is not anonymous also gives me cause for concern, which means that I am less inclined to answer honestly. I would like to make it further up the ranks without pushing the career abort button....and I don't fancy going in front of the Badge and CO to explain why I think the level of support rendered by SABRE is crap or be seen to circumvent the CoC in the event of raising an issue!


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I received one as well, and the fact it isn't anonymous concerns me as well. I know we're all supposed to subscribe to integrity, moral courage etc but like your man said one could end up committing TA career seppuku. Its is somewhat worrying. That said, being the lowest of the low I don't suppose I have much to lose by being honest.
 
#9
Talking about our £20 million being given back,did you know that amount matches exactly the amount being sent abroad as child benefit for parents from abroad whom work in this country.

Linky thing
 
#10
I have filled them in a few times amd am on my last year having done 34 years comissioned service so being truthful did me no harm I can see as I still finished up an SO2 !! Fill it in, be truthful and as one other post says if there is some fall out I think CGS would like to know.
 
#11
Just to reiterate the comments above. The subsequent output of the CAS is - I repeat, IS - used by a range of people in various HQs to support and inform a number of initiatives and policy decisions.

I would urge you strongly to complete the form and send it back. Do not be concerned about it not being anonymous - it is so to add credibility to the results and allow accurate analysis of soldier and officer trends and no-one is ever going to follow up on any pithy remarks. As you will discover, the form is constructed to give a consistent read-out - it's not really about whinging - it's about capturing trends and opinions.

I was reading the results in the version published in July 2009 only on Friday...
 
#12
I just received one through the post, a few days after I put in for voluntary discharge.

Give them both barrels? Damn right I did.
 
#15
tank6275 said:
Ive had 2 in the last 2 years and ive always stated my opinions, IIRC i think its anonymous anyway
Having just re-read the inside cover before sending it off this morning I can confirm its anonymous, so no excuses now for not sending it in :twisted:
 
#16
Countrylad said:
tank6275 said:
Ive had 2 in the last 2 years and ive always stated my opinions, IIRC i think its anonymous anyway
Having just re-read the inside cover before sending it off this morning I can confirm its anonymous, so no excuses now for not sending it in :twisted:
How can it be anonymous as my full name and home address was on the first page?
 
#17
sapperboy said:
Countrylad said:
tank6275 said:
Ive had 2 in the last 2 years and ive always stated my opinions, IIRC i think its anonymous anyway
Having just re-read the inside cover before sending it off this morning I can confirm its anonymous, so no excuses now for not sending it in :twisted:
How can it be anonymous as my full name and home address was on the first page?
Because the organisation who collate the results do not pass it on.

msr
 
#18
But the form also says that it accesses JPA information about you....which is why I had concerns about it not being anonymous.

Anyway, I have filled the form in and made some comments on the last page about the funding fiasco.......after the positive responses on this thread, besides what's the worst that can happen?

It's not like they can ask me to be a good chap and resign my non commission :twisted:
 
#19
Bug-out! said:
But the form also says that it accesses JPA information about you....which is why I had concerns about it not being anonymous.

Anyway, I have filled the form in and made some comments on the last page about the funding fiasco.......after the positive responses on this thread, besides what's the worst that can happen?

It's not like they can ask me to be a good chap and resign my non commission :twisted:
From what I understood from the form the JPA bit is so they can make up accurate demographics i.e. what do you fit into age, trade, ethnicity, time served etc
 
#20
IMHO theyre not gonna send out a survey for people to tip toe around the subject, Im sure the MOD and government are very well aware that there will be many people unhappy at the way things are at the moment.

I say everyone let rip and tell them how it is!
 

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