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Today I atttended an Army presentation...

#1
...at my local recruiting office and I was shocked and appalled by the standard of others that arrived...

Unshaved
Baseball caps
Dirty jeans/trainers
Slouching into the furniture

One guy even fell asleep in the presentation and had to be woken up!

I know it isn't meant to be formal, but it doesn't take much sense to dress at least a LITTLE smartly for the people that you might hope to give you a job is it?

Or do I just expect a little too much from the yoof of today?
 

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#2
Dont worry they will have it beaten out of them in basic training......Oh no im thinking of the good old days.
I weep for our once Great country!
 
#3
One guy even fell asleep in the presentation and had to be woken up!
In their defence over this one once you are in there is some kind of injection you are given that makes you fall asleep the instant powerpoint is turned on.
 
#4
vampireuk said:
One guy even fell asleep in the presentation and had to be woken up!
In their defence over this one once you are in there is some kind of injection you are given that makes you fall asleep the instant powerpoint is turned on.
Oh granted it is really rather boring, and unreadable in places, yellow font on sand/white backgrounds isn't the easiest to read...
 
#5
Its not an injection, they just take you from a freezing cold area when you've been up all night and drop you in a warm room with low lighting and a charisma vacum of an officer droning on in a monotone voice for an hour. It just so the DS can beast you all for falling asleep.

Enjoy.
 
#6
Then what the hell did they inject me with. :(
 
#8
No they were always using the broom handle on me. :)
 
#10
robbiedont said:
...at my local recruiting office and I was shocked and appalled by the standard of others that arrived...

Unshaved
Baseball caps
Dirty jeans/trainers
Slouching into the furniture

One guy even fell asleep in the presentation and had to be woken up!
And that was just the presentation team ! :D
 
#11
robbiedont said:
...at my local recruiting office and I was shocked and appalled by the standard of others that arrived...

Unshaved
Baseball caps
Dirty jeans/trainers
Slouching into the furniture

One guy even fell asleep in the presentation and had to be woken up!

I know it isn't meant to be formal, but it doesn't take much sense to dress at least a LITTLE smartly for the people that you might hope to give you a job is it?

Or do I just expect a little too much from the yoof of today?
Just shows what an excellent job the training NCOs do to turn this shower of sh1t into fine upright soldiers of Her Majesty
 
#12
AT55 said:
robbiedont said:
...at my local recruiting office and I was shocked and appalled by the standard of others that arrived...

Unshaved
Baseball caps
Dirty jeans/trainers
Slouching into the furniture

One guy even fell asleep in the presentation and had to be woken up!

I know it isn't meant to be formal, but it doesn't take much sense to dress at least a LITTLE smartly for the people that you might hope to give you a job is it?

Or do I just expect a little too much from the yoof of today?
Just shows what an excellent job the training NCOs do to turn this shower of sh1t into fine upright soldiers of Her Majesty
“People talk of their enlisting from their fine military feeling — all stuff — no such thing. Some of our men enlist from having got bastard children — some for minor offences — many more for drink; but you can hardly conceive such a set brought together, and it really is wonderful that we should have made them the fine fellows they are.”
 

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