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I was "posted" to CFRC Halifax for one day to sign the papers, changing me from Res to Reg. ;D
HFXCrow said:I have heard of these mysterious YTEP soldiers.
A couple of questions: What was the reason/premise for the YTEP and why did you join as a trade and remuster to another one?
Did you have to go to Cornwallis or depot training upon entry?
Thanks and to the YTEP's who have retired. Congrats
HFXCrow said:Did you have to go to Cornwallis or depot training upon entry?
Maraduer said:I was 6 platoon, believe 8339, grad just before xmas 83. Joined as 512 Airfram YTEP and accepted Reg Force as a clerk. hated desk job at that age so remustered to Rad op in 86. Retired in 2008 in Kingston.
I believe the age limit was 17 to 25.
YTEP was an awesome program to get your foot into the door for military back then. If you didnt like the lifestyle, at the end of the year you just said no.
Maraduer said:Hey Mike63
If it helps, I retired out of 2 ASG MSG CTR, First name is Ken
Maraduer said:Very possible Mike63.
You may also know my brother Andy who has been at the Regiment since at least 2000
Your brother is/was a MCpl?Maraduer said:Burneau is the last name.
Sorry to hear about getting hurt Dagging, but its awesome that you have a great attitude about it.
I went over to the msg ctr in 03 as a Cpl
Was an awesome posting.
Kind of missed the Regt routine though
Medically released as well, but same attitude. Working for one of the big Federal Organizations in Kingston.
Nice to know I will never get that phone call at 0300 asking me to come in.
Still fight VAC after 9 years.
Yep I know your brother.Maraduer said:Yeah my brother is a MCpl.
Here Here on missing the uniform sometimes.
Where I work as a CR04 indeterminante, there is alot of hostility towards retired military guys double dipping. My new boss hates us and has stated she will not hire a priority if she can get away with it.
Making my life hell. Freakin micro-manager.
I miss being told to do a job and having supervisors who trusted you do do it the army way.
I have contemplated a deployment to CFB just to get back into some familiar territory.
So were you a priority hiring to CDA? I turned down CE when I started the priority hring process, they wanted me to be a book keeper with no proper training...lol
What do you mean we dont have money for that contract we did yesterday before I ordered a new dump truck
Maraduer said:Nope it's not just you.
You hit it about dead on. My boss is usually 20 minutes late almost everyday. You would think she would leave 25 minutes early.
I would love to take the job at CDA. however I lack the bilingual aspect.
The other problem is because of our work ethic i would most likely be getting the work done, so you can enjoy a long coffee break..lol
I am considering coming back to the base.
I would be nice to work out at the gym on base before or after work.
Just ran into another signaller who went pri to corrections then became a guard.
He has our exact point of view.
Calls them slack and lazy
Are you part of the SISIP class action law suit as well?
krustyrl said:Anyone on a 3b release, are we not automatically on the SISIP Class Action Lawsuit.? I don't recall having to put your name on the list. Anyone.??
kato1964 said:My first post on this forum. I joined as a YTEP in late Oct '83. Went through Cornwallis fm Oct 83 - Jan 84, crse 8344, 7 Pl. Did a few weeks in Pat Pl in Kingston, then started my 212 Tel Op TQ3's in Feb (?), maybe March of '84. Crse 8401, if I recall correctly. (Anyone remember Obi-Wan-Kanugly?) Just pulled the pin in January of this year, after 27+ yrs svc. Now a greasy, long haired, double-dippin' civvy. That damned YTEP year haunted me right to the very end. Seemed like the right thing at the time. No idea I'd do 25+ yrs. Probably would have done 35, but blew a back, and was released 3B.