Things You wish for

#1
Its not the grand things, I find that soldiers wish for when exiting the army, but those simple things in life which the army took for granted. My friend from Hartlepool, big wish was to get wall to wall carpeting , mine was to get a bed that doesn't wobble or squeak,and be able to say NO to any "extra duties" in civvy st.
 
#2
A beard and ponytail for me when I get out
 
#3
9-5. Or at least to be paid extra when I do more.
 
#7
I wish for my two Bosses not to be self obsessed w**kers and manage their men and not thier own careers.
 
#8
Oh and while I'm here.
I wish for:

a. A spares system which will give me spares not supply responses.
b. A Goverment who'll give me modern equipment not relics.
c. A Hierarcy who gives a S*ite.
d. An Air force not full of gaylord fannies.
e. Somebody at Bicester who knows what their doing.
f. A correct pay statement, if only once!

Rant over.
Sorry having a bad day.
 
#9
Running water and toilets at work would be a start, as would heating during winter.
 
#10
Mortgage £1 million a month, council tax, gas, electric, food, crime rates, travel costs, nobody gives a toss about ya'... That's civvy street. Grass is always greener. Don't be too keen to jack it in.. :)
 
#11
To be back in the army and looking up Lt Clitty H**g's RAEC green issue skirt, drinking in her white stocking clad thighs and knocking one out as soon as possible after the event.............Ill get my coat.

Pip pip
Effy
 
#13
Said Officer was i/c Army Education at Princess Marina Colleague in 1982. A sight for sore eyes and every REME Army Apprentice's wet dream. If she is still around I hope she is well and I'd like to let her know id use her business for toothpaste.

Pip pip
Effy 20


stern said:
Don't recall said officer. Apparently the place is sinking..
 
#14
stern said:
Mortgage £1 million a month, council tax, gas, electric, food, crime rates, travel costs, nobody gives a toss about ya'... That's civvy street. Grass is always greener. Don't be too keen to jack it in.. :)
I second that. Be sure you know what you are doing when you leave. Civis are cnuts of the highest order. If you think your troop Sgt is just looking after himself, then you havent experienced anything yet. Life is not always greener on the otherside.

If you have one wish then wish to be a "selfish cnut" and look after number one, Because no fecker else will.

SK
 
#15
stern said:
Mortgage £1 million a month, council tax, gas, electric, food, crime rates, travel costs, nobody gives a toss about ya'... That's civvy street. Grass is always greener. Don't be too keen to jack it in.. :)
umm. Obviously a singly then.

1. You will need a house when you eventually get out, get your head out of the sand.
2. If you are in a quarter you will pay ciloct at around the same rate.
3. And gas.
4. And Electricity
5. And food.
6. Crime rates?, go get a quarter round hounslow.
7. Travel costs? Get a civvy job where you live (or move to where you work), you dont have to keep moving every 2-3 years you know...
8. Agree on that one.

1/8 not bad you stay in then.
 
#16
stern said:
Mortgage £1 million a month, council tax, gas, electric, food, crime rates, travel costs, nobody gives a toss about ya'... That's civvy street. Grass is always greener. Don't be too keen to jack it in.. :)
Not to mention the false/ silly discipline we see in the work place in civvy street. And the blatant hijacking of your ideas and suggestions by colleagues. As they say. '' Its a jungle out there"
 
#17
"'umm. Obviously a singly then.

1/8 not bad you stay in then"

Umm. No i'm not. You're obviously still in the Army then. I'll need some convincing that with all the living allowances and discounts you're entitled to, non-contributory pension, and lack of petrol/train fares to get to work you end up paying as much as us civvies. If living near your work is as easy as you seem to think why are the roads all congested, the trains packed? Easier said than done!
 
#18
stern said:
"'umm. Obviously a singly then.

1/8 not bad you stay in then"

Umm. No i'm not. You're obviously still in the Army then. I'll need some convincing that with all the living allowances and discounts you're entitled to, non-contributory pension, and lack of petrol/train fares to get to work you end up paying as much as us civvies. If living near your work is as easy as you seem to think why are the roads all congested, the trains packed? Easier said than done!
LMAO

Dont bring the pension into living expenses, its nothing to do with it, thats part of the pay we get and is figured in when the AFPRB do their recomendations.

I currently live 190 miles away from my house and family. Granted the army give me an allowance to travel but it is about half of what I spend. Ok its not as easy as I first mentioned to live where you work or get a job where you live but it is doable as a LOT of people do, your choice.

Even 2/8 still makes what you say Bo!!ocks.
 
#19
We'll obviously have to agree to disagree on this. Put it this way, my monthly outgoings just for mortgage, council tax and utilities is close to £1800. I'll put what little money I have left on betting yours are far lower!
I think you're wrong about the pension by the way; that's another example of the Army looking after you. What's more, you can't be made redundant, you'll never be homeless if you get into debt, and the amount of leave you get is considerably higher.
I'm not complaining, it was my choice to leave the Army but I thought it was the toughest job going until I got into the real world.
 
#20
stern said:
We'll obviously have to agree to disagree on this. Put it this way, my monthly outgoings just for mortgage, council tax and utilities is close to £1800. I'll put what little money I have left on betting yours are far lower!
I think you're wrong about the pension by the way; that's another example of the Army looking after you. What's more, you can't be made redundant, you'll never be homeless if you get into debt, and the amount of leave you get is considerably higher.
I'm not complaining, it was my choice to leave the Army but I thought it was the toughest job going until I got into the real world.
Well MY mortgage is £961 interest only atm, probably around £1300 if it was repayment, council tax around £120 PM, utilities around £150 PM (gas,water,elect). So yes your money is safe depending on what you mean by "far" lower.
Its not "another way of the army looking after me", its part of my employment contract, just cause you have a shitty pension aint my fault, maybe you should become an MP.
I WILL be made "redundant" in 2 years.
I WILL lose my house if I dont pay my mortgage.
I get 30 days leave (If I get chance to get it all). I know of many firms that after 20 years there you get the equivalent.

Yes we will have to disagree.
 

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