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  1. I manage a small team of tri-service SNCOs and Officers as well as some time wasters (civil servants). I was somewhat suprised to find that my replacement does not intend to make any brews for the team, although he does NOT expect them to make his brews.

    This kicked off a discussion in the office about Jack Jocks (most the scottish staff find excuses not to make a round of brews) and whether it should be done on cost (based upon capitation rates) of peoples time or by some other method of selection.

    As a way of finding harmony I thought it would be good to throw this question into the bear pit that is the NAAFI......SO WHO SHOULD MAKE THE BREWS??
  2. Any woman who is there.

    Easy, really.
  3. Hmmmm, this requires some thought...... make us a brew whilst I'm doing so, will you?
  4. Have a daily weigh in................ the heaviest member of the team makes the brew that day!
  5. A colleague of mine always refused to make tea on grounds of Health & Safety, saying that, because his fingers were always up his nose, up his bum, etc ..... it wouldn't be hygienic.
  6. you should make them every time; that way you know that there is nothing in your brew that shouldn't be there, and that there is loads of knob-cheese, saliva and snot in the others. :)
  7. In my office I make jack brews but also I dont expect them off anyone else, don't trust anyones hygeine!! Either that or had the top rimmed to many times!!
  8. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    if you dont drink brews, then you shouldnt have to make them. Am still incensed that a certain NCO made me go and get brews even i dont drink the stuff. This was after he had gone round getting an order from everyone...
  9. Frankly I think it is just good manners when making yourself a brew to offer to do it for others too. I would hope that this would become reciprocal. I hate people that make Jack brews.
  10. The sprog makes them...unless of course his.or her doing so affects their delicate sensiblities, and requires them to attend therapy after speaking to the EO bloke about bullying and persecution in the work place.
  11. The person standing up or closest to the kettle, just make the damn wets and stop dripping...
  12. Easy, the RSM, he's not a busy man :wink: :wink:

    Seriously though, anyone who wants one, makes one for the rest as well. It's just manners isn't it?

    Ice :tongue:
  13. play spoof at the start of the day... thats how we used to do it

    the loser had a specifically made pirates hat. with brew bitch scrawled along the side. in working hours if you wanted a wet then this man had to do it... no shimfing either

    top tip dont let the ssm see you wearing the pirates hat.
  14. This is a difficult one. If it was a simple crew job on a tank (which I'm familiar with) it's easy - the radio operator makes the brew.

    If it's an office situation it's different.

    I think you should take a vote on it.
  15. Usually its pretty simple, the youngest or newest gets to make the brews, or a woman, or any one with the basic hygiene needed to not give everyone dystentry, and certainly not am American.... have yet to meet one yank who had the vaguest notion on how to make a cup of tea with out buggering it up left right and centre