No jokes about 4 tonners with brake fade please. I have often wondered what it is that makes a unit you have served in change from an establishment where going into work every day was a joy, to one where the sign off board in the UAO has got too full and the OC orders it to be taken down because it is embarrasing. What are the deep down reasond behond this phenomena? Is it down to poor leadership, even though the higher echelons may not have changed, or due to a policy change effecting the unit in question. On of the methods I have seen is where a particular SNCO posted in was being a bit of a p***k, and for some reson, this attitude spread, and was allowed to continue unchecked by both the SSM or OC. The troops on the ground rapidly lost respect for all involved and life in the unit was reduced to a 'turn up half an hour before parade affaire or face charging. Oh! And thats half an hour by my watch, not yours'. The bizzare thing is that for some reason most of them seem to get promoted, even though they had successfully initiated a 50% sign off rate within the Sqn.