Very annoyed

#1
So went into my local recruiting office today to hopefully join up and become AAC groundcrew.
Im currently 19 and did apply when i was 17 but got turned down for my eye sight, so the seargent told me over the phone oh yeh get laser eye surgery and it will be fine and youll be able to come in.
So after moving to differnt parts of the counbtry about 6 times i saved up £3500 which my treatment would cost and we finally settled for where we are living now.

So 3 months ago had the treatment and today went into the office to hopefully get the ball rolling, as i had appiled before they could just use most of my old details then a Wo2 says because ive had laser eye surgery ive now got to wait another year before im allowed to apply ! :(

Just annoying that the first time i appiled noone said i would have to wait a year after i had it done and the laser eye clinic which also gets information from the army never told me either.

So is there anyway i can join sooner ? Ive not had any problems my vision is better than 20/20 and the laser eye clinic is happy that im 100% ok and fine.
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#3
And 20/20 hindsight is the best of all.... ;-)
 
#5
Danny_Dravot said:
hindsight's a wonderful thing
Indeed, but laser surgery doesn't improve it!


Seriously though, you've got the rest of your life ahead of you, so what if you have to wait another nine months, it's not like you've been permanently barred from service.
 
#6
Last I heard, we weren't allowed LES, so it's good news for me, even if not for you :)
 
#7
tartan has a point mate take the time to get fit and stuff make the most of the time
 
#8
I have also heard that the AAC have an abundance of new recruits and are stopping (apart from the very best) joining for now.

Any AAC Types confirm this??
 
#9
ewan2000 said:
I have also heard that the AAC have an abundance of new recruits and are stopping (apart from the very best) joining for now.

Any AAC Types confirm this??
ive heard this around but trouble is ive probably got better eyesight now then most people applying :p

just hard when, say if I failed at ADSC i could take it as it was me not being good enough but missing out like this is hard.
 
#10
Before deciding on the RAC I was going to join AAC however was told at the time there was atleast a six month wait....and that was back in September, so you may have a bit of a wait anyway.

But look on the bright side, now you have 9/12 mths to get even fitter than you are now!
 
#12
kez89 said:
Does anyone know of anywhere that i may be able to try and appeal against it or somthing of that sort ?
Why not acept it and get really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really....

fcuking fit!

It's a 'journey' not a destination...
 
#13
i wouldnt mind doing that trouble is i cant find a job and ive moved away from all my friends so im screwed basically.

as employers wont employ me as ive got like a year and a half gap in my work history and they think im lazy( and yes i have tried applying, but to no avial).

and if im not working i cant meet new people.

and now it looks like my parents are gonna split so i may even have to move again.

the only one good thing was i was gonna be able to join up now thats been taken away :cry:
 
#14
kez89 said:
i wouldnt mind doing that trouble is i cant find a job and ive moved away from all my friends so im screwed basically.

as employers wont employ me as ive got like a year and a half gap in my work history and they think im lazy( and yes i have tried applying, but to no avial).

and if im not working i cant meet new people.

and now it looks like my parents are gonna split so i may even have to move again.

the only one good thing was i was gonna be able to join up now thats been taken away :cry:
Just remember, it's up the vain, not across it.....
 
S

Screw_The_Nut

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#17
Problem is, i think this happened a few years ago, a guy got laser eye surgery in the army and was doing some public order training a few months after it, when he got smacked in the head, which caused his retinas to seperate, blinding him. Now the army would be responsible for providing his income for the rest of his life, and the army (MOD) really really doesn't like doing that....
 
#18
You can't appeal. JSP 346 explicitly states that 12 months must have elapsed since the surgery to prevent unforeseen problems interfering with training.

Stop complaining. You haven't been rejected, you've just been told to come back later.
 
#19
kez89 said:
i wouldnt mind doing that trouble is i cant find a job and ive moved away from all my friends so im screwed basically.

as employers wont employ me as ive got like a year and a half gap in my work history and they think im lazy( and yes i have tried applying, but to no avial).

and if im not working i cant meet new people.

and now it looks like my parents are gonna split so i may even have to move again.

the only one good thing was i was gonna be able to join up now thats been taken away :cry:
Have you given this sob story to your Careers Officer? My old man used to love recruiting the waifes and strays.........Make bloo dy good soldiers them...nothing to go home too :D :D

Worth a try :)
 
#20
nah never got round to it dont think it would of done much good though they probably hear it most days.

might go to another carrers office though do the same thing but just say i had laser eye surgery last year :p
 

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