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  • Transition to Civvy Street.

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    Last edited by AlanF; 4 February 2008, 10:25. Reason: Removed by Owner

  • #2
    Hi there
    Anyone deciding to leave would do well to start planning for departure a year in advance; housing/job/transport are all items that have to be sorted if you haven't got them in hand.It might take a good while to get a job sorted.If you have a job lined up, ie; interviews done and contract signed, then it's no harm to try and get in for a look around before you actually start....housing: you might not have the fallback of a family home to go back to, so it's a serious priority, especially if you have to relocate to take up work. Bumming a temporary bunk in a friend's place is a sure way to turn them into non-friends....try and get a car, if you've been using buses.You might have to relocate for work and will need a decent car...sort out any pension details ASAP; don't leave it to the last minute or waste any money you get back off the DF.You HAVE to get a pension started, if you are leaving before any/some DF pension entitlement kicks in......put money away for a rainy day.You might not get a job right off and might need emergency money to tide you over......get any trade or skill certificates due to you.You might need to convert them to civvie certs, to stand a chance of getting into a trade outside.It's very hard to try and go back and get stuff after you have left.......you need to cultivate contacts, as the old pals network is often a good way to get a start outside.Your mentality to becoming a civvie is that you need to hit the ground running, well prepared for an independent existence, where you pay for everything yourself and only have family as truly reliable fallbacks.Talk to fellas who have left in the previous six months to see what they can pass on in the way of useful gen.
    regards
    GttC

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AlanF View Post

      Other areas I found difficult to come to grips with was being paid monthly, took quite a while to adjust to this.
      AlanF
      How is the INS paid?, in the RN and in fact all the British forces we are paid monthly.

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      • #4
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        Last edited by AlanF; 4 February 2008, 10:25. Reason: Removed by Owner

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        • #5
          ah being paid by cash- was so much fun
          Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
          Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
          The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
          The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
          The best lack all conviction, while the worst
          Are full of passionate intensity.

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          • #6
            I remember my first Naval Wage Packet, was Wednesday 24 July 1980 and I received the princely sum of IRL £21.26, and that was 8 days wages.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AlanF View Post
              I remember my first Naval Wage Packet, was Wednesday 24 July 1980 and I received the princely sum of IRL £21.26, and that was 8 days wages.
              Since then the value of that wage would have increased by 232% ...

              Which would bring it to.... about €90

              er... was that before or after tax?


              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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              • #8
                After tax..as a recruit in 1985 I was earning £65 per week....as an O/Sea that went up to about £80 now add in duty money..£9.05...only one rate then...sea going was £5.05 perdayafter three yearrs service as an A/Sea I was taking home about £150 per week after rations and quarters.....paid on wednesday..skint by sunday..

                seagoing 200 fags were £4.50 and a pint in the ships mess was .55p.....bottles of spirits were about £7.00 but they rarely made it to the lower decks.

                didn't have to buy fags for about three months after I came out
                Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                • #9
                  The term "As Mean As tuesday" spings to mind.

                  And the whore of babylon shall riiide forth in a frenzy of excitement.

                  Frak me my Mandalore clobber has a two+unmod sv.

                  :confused:

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