Thinking about re joining

#1
I was in like 10 years ago for 3 years when i was like 17, anways i was a mouthy little **** back then and pissed allot of people off at my unit and left, 10 years on i m more mature and easier to get on with now and i m wanting a second chance, thinking about joining same regiment only different TA centre as its closer to me now where i live, do you think there will be people there who will still remember me? I am i gonna catch stick off people? I m guessing probably but what do you think? If i come across anyone from that time would a simple apology be enough for them? I really want to make this work for me as i am pissed off at myself for not seeing it through, also how has the TA changed in 10 years?

cheers guys.
 
#2
I'd be surprised if there any many people still there from ten years ago. Plus how many are going to recognise or remember you from that long ago? I'd say give it a go, no point apologising unless you did something really out of order to one particular person, just show in the long term that you're a better person now and be a good soldier and team player.
 
#4
Actions speak louder than words. Rejoin and put in a good effort. You'll never change the past but people can't judge a decent current performance. Everyones acted like a buffoon in the past and grown up. It happens. Like.
 
#5
Thanks all, yes i do say like allot, something i need to work on, haha, anyways does anyone know what the CFT time is now, know its 6 miles now, with 60lbs for inf, but whats the pass time.
 
#6
1.5 hours
 
#7
Shortty said:
I'd be surprised if there any many people still there from ten years ago. Plus how many are going to recognise or remember you from that long ago? I'd say give it a go, no point apologising unless you did something really out of order to one particular person, just show in the long term that you're a better person now and be a good soldier and team player.
Nah! There won't be many left - or at least, there won't be many under the rank of corporal. :twisted:

And they won't remember you - just like mushroom and I don't remember each other, but then again, that was only 29 years ago... :roll:


FFS, of course there'll be somebody who remembers you! And others who will have heard of you if you really did make a name for yourself.

But that's not to say that you shouldn't consider rejoining. As you've mentioned, you've matured over the years and the people who considered you to be a plonker then will have experienced many more plonkers since.

Anyway, you've obviously got some interesting tales about your past - unburden your guilt and seek ARRSE forgiveness.


About the CFT - don't worry about the time, just keep up with everybody else.
 
#8
grunt123 said:
I was in like 10 years ago for 3 years when i was like 17, anways i was a mouthy little * back then and pissed allot of people off at my unit and left, 10 years on i m more mature and easier to get on with now and i m wanting a second chance, thinking about joining same regiment only different TA centre as its closer to me now where i live, do you think there will be people there who will still remember me? I am i gonna catch stick off people? I m guessing probably but what do you think? If i come across anyone from that time would a simple apology be enough for them? I really want to make this work for me as i am pissed off at myself for not seeing it through, also how has the TA changed in 10 years?

cheers guys.
I went to a differnt TAC of the unit I transferred out of in 1989 and got spotted as soon as I'd walked through the door. This was two months ago!
 
#9
I was lucky they closed my unit down and I moved far far away, so nobody remembers the noodle incident :D
Go for it and if they remember you as a loony, just say.. yeah I was a bit of a pr*ck back then wasn't I? and nobody will care as long as you put in a good effort this time.

Good luck
 

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