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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2009, 08:09:51 »
That was my first choice until they told me there was no other positions to fill up for F/Y.

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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2009, 12:26:31 »
Thoughts ref the BOSN offer.

If I am craving a double cheddar mushroom burger, and I mean craving, its all I have been thinking about.  When I get to the store I find out I am 50 cents short, but they do offer me the Baconator instead.

What to do?  Do I take the Baconator? Knowing full well that it will satisfy my hunger, but do nothing for the craving.  I will always be thinking of the double cheddar mushroom burger, I would always be looking at those who are eating that burger and wonder "what does it taste like?" or "Did I make the right choice?"

So my choice would be obvious, I would go earn that extra 50 cents so I can get what I want.


Take the extra time to bone up and try again.

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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2009, 18:23:55 »
Very nice Dolphin  ;D
That's why I jumped on NavComm when they offered it. It was my second choice but was becoming my first and I was even thinking of calling to change it the morning they called me to offer it.
Faith was on my side  :)

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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2009, 15:14:53 »

Dolphin_Hunter!!

That was perfect and so true.  If I took the Bosn job I would always see the Nav Comms and think about it.  I would see the flags waving and wish I was the one that put them up there.  I'm going to go back to the recruitment centre to find exactly what kind of math courses I need to write the aptitude test again.   

Azizti!!

Congrats on getting Nav Comm!!  All the best on your course and in your career.  Hopefully we get to work together someday!!  Goodluck!!

A friend of mine recently came back from a six month tour around the Mediterranean and off of Africa.  I was reading in the paper that his ship helped safe guard the passage of enough food to feed thousands of people.  Pretty cool stuff.  I can't wait to be apart of it.

Mark




 

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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2009, 17:31:15 »
Thanks a lot for the good wishes M@rk!
Goodluck with your math for the CFAT.
Indeed would be cool if we ever get to work together!

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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2009, 20:04:05 »


  Hey everyone!! 

  Sorry to go off topic for this thread but you guys/gals have been so helpfull I thought I would ask on here.
Whats jobs get Specialist 1 pay and whats jobs get Specialist 2 pay?  Just curious.  I tried to find it on here but I couldn't find a real list of what jobs get what. 

  Update on me.  Ive been told its near impossible to write the aptitude test for a third time.  I guess they need approval from Ottawa and the guy I was talking to had never seen it happen.  I'm looking at Bosn now which I'm really starting to like with all of the info I'm finding on it.  Although they did tell me the position is full for the year I'm going to try for it next year for sure.  Maybe the reserves in the meantime.  Any thoughts on Bosn?? 

  Thanks again.

  Mark

 

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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2009, 15:42:11 »

  Hey everyone!! 

  Sorry to go off topic for this thread but you guys/gals have been so helpfull I thought I would ask on here.
Whats jobs get Specialist 1 pay and whats jobs get Specialist 2 pay?  Just curious.  I tried to find it on here but I couldn't find a real list of what jobs get what. 

Here's a link to all trades, and whether they belong to Standard, Spec 1, or Spec 2 trade groups - http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dgcb-dgras/ps/je-ee/faq/otguao-mjgpmga-eng.asp

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  Update on me.  Ive been told its near impossible to write the aptitude test for a third time.  I guess they need approval from Ottawa and the guy I was talking to had never seen it happen.  I'm looking at Bosn now which I'm really starting to like with all of the info I'm finding on it.  Although they did tell me the position is full for the year I'm going to try for it next year for sure.  Maybe the reserves in the meantime.  Any thoughts on Bosn?? 

Hope you like the outdoors.  They spend a lot of time on the upper decks in all sorts of nasty weather.

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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2009, 19:56:54 »
I'd also hope that you like sailing. One of the prime complaints that I've heard from the Bo's'ns that I knew was that they spent more time at sea, having fewer shore positions than most of the other trades. I, unfortunately don't know if the actual statistics back up those claims, but I frankly wouldn't be surprised if they're right.

That having been said, most of them do seem to enjoy their job. It is demanding, as they are the ones supervising many of the most dangerous evolutions performed in the Navy, such as a replenishment at sea, when a ship is receiving fuel or supplies from a supply ship. To excel in this field requires someone with a good head on thier shoulders, able to focus on many things at once, as well as an ability to react quickly, and correctly, in a crisis. While there are many so-called hard sea trades, this is the hardest (purest?) of them all.

Either way, I'm glad to hear that this setback with the CFAT isn't derailing your plans to serve. Good luck!
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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2009, 13:50:12 »

  Hey!!

  Occam-  Thank-you for that link.  It was very interesting to see.  I do like to be outdoors when its warm.  Not so much when its cold ha ha but just like winter I guess its something I can deal with.  Thanks for the info again!! 

  gcclarke-  Thank-you also for the great info.  Ive heard that about Bosn also.  Alot of time and sea, hard grunt work, bottom of the barrel, hard to move up and so on.  Having heard that I still think I'm going to go for it.  I like a challenge and I'm willing to work hard and go as far as I can go.  I want a 25 year career in the Navy.  Thanks again for all of the info. 

  Another update.  I think the recruitment centre is getting to know me pretty well ha ha.  Ive been over alot making sure there is no other way to get in as a Nav Comm where I didn't make the grade on the CFAT.  I guess writing it a third time is near impossible.  I was also told there looking to hire alot of people for that position.  (She said it was a red trade)  I was close on the test they said so I asked if there is anything they can do I'm looking for a 25 year career and I will be one of the best employees they've ever seen.  I'd hate to miss it by a point.  As much as I want it though it wouldn't be fair for the people that passed the CFAT though.  So no such luck.  I moved on to my Bosn option.  Bosn is full for the year:(  I'm not having any luck ha ha.  I tried for the reserve in the meantime.  Also full for Bosn.  Next January I will be the first person in 2010 to walk in that recruitment centre get an application and pass it in.  I can't wait.  Maybe I will travel some in the meantime.  Its hard to see the ships everyday in the harbour but I know the time will come when I get to be on one.  Sorry for the ramble.  It may help some people in the same situation or just make for a good read.  Thanks everyone.

  Cheers

  Mark 
   

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Question about NavComm
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2009, 20:50:49 »
Hey,

I am sure I want a career in the military, but I am having a real hard time deciding which one. I have an interest in communications and enjoy that type of work. So I am leaning towards NavComm.. I have heard that there is some animosity towards them however. Is there any truth to this? Are they a somewhat less liked trade by other trades?

What are the chances of getting advanced training such as Boarding Party/Ships Diver as a NavComm?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Question about NavComm
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2009, 00:02:50 »
So I am leaning towards NavComm.. I have heard that there is some animosity towards them however. Is there any truth to this? Are they a somewhat less liked trade by other trades?

Does it matter?  I didn't feel any animosity towards me from any other trades while I was sailing as a communicator, but then again I probably didn't notice because I didn't care.  My pay went in every two weeks, regardless how others viewed my trade selection.

What are the chances of getting advanced training such as Boarding Party/Ships Diver as a NavComm?

Just as good as any other trade.

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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2009, 02:12:32 »
Radar pay attention, there was already a thread going regarding NAVCOMM questions.

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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2009, 21:29:58 »
Looking for a full time Nav Comm to speak with about the job and what it is like. If you could please pm me I would appreciate it.

Thank you for your time. :salute:

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« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2009, 13:07:00 »
Hello to all , I am posting looking for important information on Nav Com .I have applied , done my Cfat , done my medical, had my interview .In my interview i had cut down and pin pointed to exactly what i want to do .Unfortunately its in 2 different elements .Sig ops in the army and the other is Nav com. I have been reading and trying to gather as much information on both occupations to help me decide what is the better career for me. They both have pro's and con's and i think i can handle all of them on both sides. I am really leaning towards navy since i like the traveling , able to plant my family in either 2 places .

Can anyone help me and explain what happens when deployed ? im not scared of long trips. Im just curious what really happens in such small space for a long period of time .Do people go crazy ? what kind of things can you do in your off time on a ship ? are you able to communicate to family from there ? Is there any other special training i can take while appointed to a ship ?

Can anyone tell me about Nav com ? any information at this point will be helpful

thank you

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Re: NAV COM
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2009, 14:11:30 »
There are numerous discussions on the NAVCOMM trade, off time, sailing and deployments in the Navy. Please use the search function.Its there for a reason.

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« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2009, 15:40:50 »
Ya that Navcomm search did absolutely nothing to answer my questions ... Thank you very much ! so my post still stands or if there is any Navcomm people here please send me a pm. i would really appreciate some information directly from the source

Dont forget ex dragon alot of those posts are outdated and things do change so please take that into consideration =)

Ty
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Re: Nav Comm questions?
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2009, 16:01:27 »
Ya that Navcomm search did absolutely nothing to answer my questions ... Thank you very much ! so my post still stands or if there is any Navcomm people here please send me a pm. i would really appreciate some information directly from the source

Dont forget ex dragon alot of those posts are outdated and things do change so please take that into consideration =)

Ty

No it doesn't.

Locked, usual caveats apply. PM Vader with the info if you wish.

Next time try to cooperate with the staff and actually do a full search or go to the CFRC.

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