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  1. gcclarke

    Transport within place of duty

    One of the worst habits this organization has is the manner in which they treat manpower as if there's no cost associated with it. The same people who will hem and haw about spending 200 dollars on refreshments for an event won't blink twice about having a couple hundred people spend a few days...
  2. gcclarke

    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    Well, yes. I kind of thought it was fairly obvious that I was directly alluding to that phrase, and rejecting its premise. Like a lot of old sayings, it's a load of bullshit.
  3. gcclarke

    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    I would also suggest, for the exact same reasons, that the stated rationale for sometimes having us ensure that our shirts are properly ironed and that our shoes are shiny and that our hair isn't allowed to get too long and that we shouldn't be able to dye said hair purple, in order to "act like...
  4. gcclarke

    Sleeves up in Cadpat

    I'd kindly suggest that you avoid trying to fix complaints related to dress by making things worse.
  5. gcclarke

    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    I would assume that most people who are tired of dealing with uniforms would probably get out and not get another job that has a uniform. "Business Casual" is rather prevalent and extremely flexible.
  6. gcclarke

    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    The usual refrain of "orders are orders" might be true, but it's not without consequences. You can issue a stupid order and expect it to be followed, but in doing so you undermine the trust your personnel have in your leadership, and you increase the likelihood that those personnel are just...
  7. gcclarke

    Sleeves up in Cadpat

    The reasons you suggested are that having sleeves down provides an opportunity for sunburns and insect bites. A) A far more reasonable solution to those two problems is provision of sunscreen and insect repellant. B) Mandating that everyone everywhere needs to be wearing their CADPAT with...
  8. gcclarke

    Sleeves up in Cadpat

    Eh, you're supposed to be. As per the dress instructions (Chapt Annex D Para 2) , specifications on how to wear CADPAT for all CAF members was devolved down to the Commander CA. Same deal for people who wear flight suits, even if they're working for an organization that doesn't fall under the...
  9. gcclarke

    Sleeves up in Cadpat

    When we have on ongoing retention crisis, I would humbly suggest that it's about time that the senior leadership of the organization should start giving a hoot about how the people under their command actually think about the decisions that they make. Yes, I think it's perfectly reasonable to...
  10. gcclarke

    What is your favourite dress code to cope with the current heatwave? 2nd Div

    First one I got was "released".  :(
  11. gcclarke

    Sleeves up in Cadpat

    More to the point, if dress of the day is service dress, members aren't actually authorized to wear something "above" that to be comfortable. That's the point of dress of the day, isn't it? To mandate what the member is required to be wearing on a daily basis? Anyways, this whole entire "no...
  12. gcclarke

    What is your favourite dress code to cope with the current heatwave? 2nd Div

    Edit: damn it, I hit quote instead of modify.
  13. gcclarke

    What is your favourite dress code to cope with the current heatwave? 2nd Div

    I mean, I would certainly hope it's intentionally trolling by this point. The notion that someone could come up with the comedic gold that they've been doing accidentally is more depressing than not. I'm loving the whole "not trying to be super fucking serious all the time" approach. Since, you...
  14. gcclarke

    Nijmegen March Medal. Authorized for wear on CAF DEU , mess kit?

    Absurd, I know. Anyways, it's from Chapt 5 Annex E of the dress instructions: the table item for Cuff Links specifies that: (3)  Navy: Only RCN Ensign Cuff-links may be worn in all orders of dress. Although now that I'm reading that, in conjunction with the line item above it, where it...
  15. gcclarke

    Nijmegen March Medal. Authorized for wear on CAF DEU , mess kit?

    Well that's the thing about common attitudes; if they're common enough, they become the rule of the day. De facto versus de jure. Not all regulations are made equal after all. Someone deciding to tweak the rules in the dress instructions with regards to mess kit? End of the day, no harm no...
  16. gcclarke

    BMI Requirements for Medical and Med info?

    BMI isn't a factor on the medical. Depression and Anxiety severe enough to require prescription medication to treat it likely will be.
  17. gcclarke

    Nijmegen March Medal. Authorized for wear on CAF DEU , mess kit?

    Eh, it's mess kit. Letting folks have a bit of fun with the tux they paid for themselves is hardly a new phenomenon.
  18. gcclarke

    Dress and Deportment

    Recruit training, no. Latter stages of training, yes. And having done some of those latter stages, I think that a large chunk of the stuffthat was done in recruit training was largely useless in prepping people for further training.
  19. gcclarke

    Dress and Deportment

    Oh here we go, the "if you disagree with me then quit" comments. Real classy. Skip the "walking around in unison" part and start by teaching them to react to words of command when you start training them to react to in-flight emergencies, and you'll attain the same effect without wasting any...
  20. gcclarke

    Dress and Deportment

    Sure, it might be useful in basic training, in order to give them... something that you can yell at them about. But there's a lot of things we do on basic training that we don't ever touch again once they graduate basic training, or perhaps never touch again once they're done their basic...
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