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« on: September 28, 2005, 23:03:26 »
Hi Everyone

I just finished my recruitment process and now waiting to join up with my unit as a Sig op. I've coming to this site for a while, not wanting to post until i was in or close to being in. but what i wanted to ask all the Sig ops out there is for any advice for that'll help me have a good career?

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2005, 22:02:08 »
Bribes always work! ;D

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005, 22:59:15 »
And a sense of humour, apparently.  ;)

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005, 23:10:30 »
Lots of it.  :)

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2005, 17:16:55 »
Don't lick the antenna. ;D
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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2005, 18:04:21 »
Yeah, my tongue still hurts! :-[

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2005, 11:00:34 »
from my personal experience, I find that biting the antenna can cause cavities, so something to avoid...Never say "repeat" on the radio...if you don't like coffee....learn....

sense of humour definitely a must...especially when you're with the same 2 people, in the field, stinking, for 2 weeks....you know what I'm talking about Bloggins!
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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2005, 17:50:28 »
Hahaha...hey, I never stank.  ;D

Yes, definetely a sense of humour. But at 3 in the morning, everything seems funny.
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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2005, 18:12:35 »
But at 3 in the morning, everything seems funny.

unless it's 0, being a dink....stupid 0
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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2005, 04:19:13 »
Get used to staring at walls and writing fast

Get used to working in bursts as well.

Oh, last of all, get used to being able to listen to multiple conversations at once, responding to all of them and logging all of them.
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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2005, 21:46:26 »
yes i agree, multi-tasking is a defenit must.  Coffee is the liquid of the gods. :)

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2005, 22:02:06 »
start spit shining your combat boots!
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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2005, 22:05:06 »
start spit shining your combat boots!

 i might be misinformed but isn't that illegal?

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2005, 22:06:31 »
thats an old rad op tradition as well as pressing your combats....

and dating Sig Trolls
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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2005, 22:19:13 »
thats an old rad op tradition as well as pressing your combats....

and dating Sig Trolls
wow... pressing combats!? talk about weird.  Lets not go to the Sig Trolls....

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2005, 07:40:07 »
start spit shining your combat boots!

umm...If you want to spit shine your boots...be ready for them to get scratched to sHyte by a MasterJack on inspection...or an RSM...

And every once in a while, be sure to pull off a Sig Pig
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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2005, 14:41:15 »
DON'T press your combats or spit shine your combat boots.  We charge people for that now or like someone said earlier, scuff them on purpose.  Not only does it ruin the boots, it gives people ideas that the masses can do.  Blacken combat boots, spitshine dress boots.

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2005, 22:35:32 »
DON'T press your combats or spit shine your combat boots.   We charge people for that now or like someone said earlier, scuff them on purpose.   Not only does it ruin the boots, it gives people ideas that the masses can do.   Blacken combat boots, spitshine dress boots.

Best advice, listen when someone intelligent is talking, let everything else go through one ear, filter what is important and push the rest out the other ear.
I have to agree, the most valuable thing that i know is that filtering is an important asset

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2005, 22:47:59 »
Enjoy Kingston to the max. You only live once.

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2005, 22:52:54 »
Enjoy Kingston to the max. You only live once.
i second that motion

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2005, 07:30:42 »
Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2005, 09:28:30 »
i second that motion

On my second posting there, my 10th year in Ktown. :cheers:
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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2005, 17:19:01 »
I'm going to give you a HUGE piece of advice, you would do well to follow it.

When you are in the field, take down your damn whips, antenna's, and anything else you put on top of your Rad van, when you move out. Reason being, if you drive under a Over head crossing that a Line det set up, and you end up waking them up at 3 am, when its cold and raining because YOU pulled it down, chances are you will get your head chewed off big time. I've seen it, and Ive done it.

So to save grief, and to save yourself from splicing in the middle of the night and trying to rehang it take down anything that will rip a crossing down. Also if you back up onto some line, and it gets stuck in your axel chances are your going to be helping to relay that gap of line if its at night.

So either watch it, or have a case of beer handy if you think your going to screw up. lol

Seriously though, a good piece of advice is to laugh alot, when you get crap on take it lightly and always carry a note pad. It seems at least in my unit that sig ops are always getting commands they need to remember.

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2005, 17:43:11 »
That's excellent advice... especially if your telepathic powers allow you to maintain communications on the move without the use of radios....

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Re: new to the trade
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2005, 19:24:42 »
Im sure you have whips that are, with the truck less then 18 feet tall. Its dead simple to figure it out. Its just on exercise 7 out of 10 times its Sig ops ruining our line which makes us run out and fault find, then fix the break. Some dets leave their huge *** whips on when they dont need to.