Yaaafcukinghooooo....

#1
After 24 years I left the service last year and after several shite wee jobs I've finally landed one I really want to do. It wasn't advertised but I wrote to the owner expressing an interest to work for his family business, a couple of months later he phones me, we meet, we chat and today he phoned to tell me the good news. When I first met the owner I looked at his place and thought to myself what a great team he has here and the owner is a real gentleman, old school ethos.

I'm chuffed to bits with this one. Post military life can have a silver lining if you're prepared to be patient sometimes. :)
 
#2
Nice one! I've just started a new job which is what I was looking to do after I left, only took me 2 years to get there!
 
#3
and work as a cameraman in a Gay porn studio?
 
#6
Superb, Good on you! :D
 
#9
O2Thief said:
reni_77 said:
Congrats mate,
Ive been trying like feck for 3 years to get out to the sandpit in my field of work and in 2 weeks away I go !
Enjoy
Thanks reni. :) Good luck to you mate. 'Sandpit in my field'?
Facilities management mate, out in Iraq, YAAAFCUKINGHOOOOO is the phrase i think describes it best ! :D
 
#11
oldnbald said:
Well done. I've also just got my dream job after 18 month of working for a company thats full of ex mil; they didn't have a clue about HR etc etc. Good on you!
Good for you oldnbald.

I did work for a high street retailer for nearly 2 months but the average age of the staff (including 'managers') must have been about 22 years old. The average age of their mentality was about 12 and their average age of ability to get things done, thinking for themselves and willingness to work was about 5 or 6.

My new job will be a grown up environment.
 
#13
Good for you - wish I could cycle to/from work, but 40 mile round trip and lack of shower facilities is a bit of a killer - don't think it would look too good being all sweaty in the office - wouldn't go down too well as I am supposed to be the gaffer (don't ask me how - still pinching myself :?: ) looking after PC Plod's comms....

So make the most of it - not many people get their dream role - nice one
 
#14
JT0475 said:
Good for you - wish I could cycle to/from work, but 40 mile round trip and lack of shower facilities is a bit of a killer - don't think it would look too good being all sweaty in the office - wouldn't go down too well as I am supposed to be the gaffer (don't ask me how - still pinching myself :?: ) looking after PC Plod's comms....

So make the most of it - not many people get their dream role - nice one
Thanks, thanks to all. Not a dream role (I'm not sure what that would be), but fulfilling. And today my neighbour told me of a sneaky route into work that will shave my time to work literaly by half. I'll have to go under a dark tunnel where the local yoof like to smack up etc. but the adrenaline rush of kicking fcuk out of them will set me up nicely for the day. 8)
 
#15
O2Thief said:
JT0475 said:
Good for you - wish I could cycle to/from work, but 40 mile round trip and lack of shower facilities is a bit of a killer - don't think it would look too good being all sweaty in the office - wouldn't go down too well as I am supposed to be the gaffer (don't ask me how - still pinching myself :?: ) looking after PC Plod's comms....

So make the most of it - not many people get their dream role - nice one
Thanks, thanks to all. Not a dream role (I'm not sure what that would be), but fulfilling. And today my neighbour told me of a sneaky route into work that will shave my time to work literaly by half. I'll have to go under a dark tunnel where the local yoof like to smack up etc. but the adrenaline rush of kicking fcuk out of them will set me up nicely for the day. 8)
......sounds like a dream role to me. Congratulations.
 
#16
O2Thief said:
After 24 years I left the service last year and after several shite wee jobs I've finally landed one I really want to do. It wasn't advertised but I wrote to the owner expressing an interest to work for his family business, a couple of months later he phones me, we meet, we chat and today he phoned to tell me the good news. When I first met the owner I looked at his place and thought to myself what a great team he has here and the owner is a real gentleman, old school ethos.

I'm chuffed to bits with this one. Post military life can have a silver lining if you're prepared to be patient sometimes. :)
Nice one! I'm in a similar boat - been out 3 years; first had a shite job for 18 months, then went off contracting in the desert for a year or so, but have now finally landed the kind of job I was looking for in the first place, which is with a big decent company, local to where I live, with national travel only, no more sand for me!

You are bang on about having to be patient - that's the thing with civvy street - sometimes it doesn't even matter if you are prepared to be patient or not, you simply have no choice in the matter - but with a bit of perseverance, finally something decent will crop up, even if it takes a few years!
 
#17
It's so good to hear that life can be successful after Army life. Thank you for sharing your good news with us O2 Thief. Whether you realise it or not, it gives people hope that life does go on afterwards.

Well done and I hope you continue to be very happy.

Wishy
 

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