Why leave the Army?

Why PVR???

  • Poor Pay

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  • Accommodation or Housing or incl. house purchase

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  • Tour Intervals or Separation

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sickness, Illness or Injury

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Boredom or Lack of Challenge

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  • Other (please post reply)

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#1
Just a quick straw poll....if there's a reason not listed in poll, please feel free to post your reason.....

If you have already PVR'd what was the reason?
If you were to / or considering PVR, what would the reasons be?

Cheers....

G_B
 
#4
Because its pretty shite now with very little discipline and to many chav's. Im not getting out to close to the pension.

I love it really.
 
#7
Oracle said:
I voted other. The reason? Already pensionable and getting old.
And me
 
#8
Bellthrob said:
Had enough of prostituting myself for this revolting, dishonest government.
Ditto Mate I have just exited stage left on Tuesday after 20Yrs in the TA and I simply could not bring myself to rengage again. and its all TBliars fault :x
 
#9
Accommodation.
Demise of the Military Covenant.
Spineless CoC (CGS a notable exception).
Over stuffed, redundant rear based HQs churning out self justifying shiite.
Planning for plans - and then some.

But apart from that most everything else was just dandy.
 
#10
Remember seeing this little verse once in some guardroom:

Don't buy a telly
Don't buy a car
Save your money and PVR.

Obviously written by the Wordsworth of the camp.
 
#12
Only here for the pension. 3 years and 2 months left and then off to press the button on the paint stiring machine in B&Q for a living.

Stopped enjoying the job about 3 years ago but was persuaded to stay in by my better half.

I'm not content with being lied to, taken for granted, housed in shit mess accommodation. Don't mind the deployments because that's what I joined for all those years ago but my family life has changed and so have I, I'd like to have some input into my childrens lives rather than just being the weekend dad that pays the bills.
 
#13
The army is money for old rope. The grass isn't always greener on the other side as i found out in 1997 when i failed miserably in civvy street for 10 months. Best thing i did was get back in. The last decade has been the best the Army has offered in a long time. Just look at the operations we've had!
 
#14
Fallschirmjager said:
The army is money for old rope. The grass isn't always greener on the other side as i found out in 1997 when i failed miserably in civvy street for 10 months. Best thing i did was get back in. The last decade has been the best the Army has offered in a long time. Just look at the operations we've had!
Horses for courses mate but after 25 years it's time to do (or at least try) something else.
 
#18
Fallschirmjager said:
The army is money for old rope. The grass isn't always greener on the other side as i found out in 1997 when i failed miserably in civvy street for 10 months. Best thing i did was get back in. The last decade has been the best the Army has offered in a long time. Just look at the operations we've had!
Let's examine the evidence for the past 10 years:

More operational deployments
Increased separation
More work
Less men
A relative decrease in Defence expenditure
Less equipment
Less training areas
Less training opportunities
Less sport
Less adventure training
Reduced quality of life
Increased civilian managerial practices and interference
Health and Safety legislation interference
Worse standard of accomodation for an increase in price
Reduced allowances
Pay increases never above rate of inflation

More lies
Less appreciation.

The grass may be greener on the other side. That's not difficult when the grass this side is shite brown.
 
#19
Turned thirty, thought it was time to grow up. Now or never!!

Felt I needed a new challenge. Wanted to be paid what I felt I was worth.

Felt stifled by Army rules and regs particularly in Barracks. I mean IIP what the fcuk was that about!

Didn't have a degree and felt that would ebcome a real drawback as time marched on. Didn't want to be that passed over Major sat in the HQ mess bar who we all took the piss out of as subbies.

Eight years later newly equipped with an MBA and an interesting job overseas in a tax free environment with all the benefits so far so good.
 
#20
Fallschirmjager said:
The army is money for old rope. The grass isn't always greener on the other side as i found out in 1997 when i failed miserably in civvy street for 10 months. Best thing i did was get back in. The last decade has been the best the Army has offered in a long time. Just look at the operations we've had!
Tell that to the guys that did'nt come back from the operations.......(The "money for old rope" bit)
 

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