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  1. btrudy

    Change of Command drill question / passing of the Colours and Swagger (Pace) stick

    Given that the same could be said for literally any group task, I'm not really sure why this is being used as some sort of defence for drill and parades. Well... you see, it's the legalized violence in service of the country that does that. Not the walking around in formation. Hard to argue...
  2. btrudy

    Change of Command drill question / passing of the Colours and Swagger (Pace) stick

    Snowbirds' primary utility is raising awareness / goodwill with the public, which can aid in recruiting and possibly stave off budget cuts (yes, I know the latter is perhaps wishful thinking). Family days help raise the morale of CAF members and their families, make said families feel like...
  3. btrudy

    Change of Command drill question / passing of the Colours and Swagger (Pace) stick

    The difference being the degree to which those tasks can be tied to fulfilling the organizations' operational goals. No one likes doing unpleasant and boring tasks. But people really hate doing unpleasant and boring useless tasks. And large scale drill focused ceremonial events such as...
  4. btrudy

    Honours to a Captain boarding an RN Warship

    HODs are too busy with their actual job during a regular work day to also do OOD, thus they should get the Weekend duty watches. Give 'em a chance to catch up on paperwork.
  5. btrudy

    CRCN Message on the Steward Occupation Town Hall (Steward trade elimination)

    I got it on the DWAN. Eh, there's a hell of a lot of difference in the level of effort to determine "do we need this to be an entirely different occupation" and "exactly how are we going to split up the work, move people, etc. The latter is a far far greater effort, the bulk of which would be...
  6. btrudy

    CRCN Message on the Steward Occupation Town Hall (Steward trade elimination)

    Navy Public Affairs sent this out today:
  7. btrudy

    Queen's Platinum Jubilee

    It's not that she doesn't care about the milestone. It's that she's ailing too much to fully participate.
  8. btrudy

    Arbour Report - Recommendation #29: Future of Military Colleges

    Just to be clear, when I was talking about minor infractions, I meant stuff like "being late", not anything that actually contributes to a toxic workplace. The problem as it stands is that we basically never fire anyone for creating a toxic workplace, unless they're also committing a crime...
  9. btrudy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    It should be a victim's choice of whether or not the incident be reported officially. Many many people feel like the investigation only serves to re-victimize them. Simply confiding in someone that you were assaulted shouldn't ever take the choice of whether or not the incident is reported out...
  10. btrudy

    Arbour Report - Recommendation #29: Future of Military Colleges

    We are indeed a lot less likely to fire people for minor infractions. Of course, given that we spend a couple hundred thousand dollars training everyone up before they're used for anything, I think that makes sense. The problem being is that also extends to us being less likely to fire people...
  11. btrudy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Well yeah, it's also not unique to RMC, this kind of crap happens in every CAF unit across Canada. Hence the thread.
  12. btrudy

    Arbour Report - Recommendation #29: Future of Military Colleges

    I wouldn't be so sure about that "doesn't fly civvie side". There's a lot of terrible shit that goes on in companies across the country that likewise gets swept under the rug.
  13. btrudy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    More of the usual Report calls on head of military police to apologize for how it handled investigation
  14. btrudy

    Arbour Report - Recommendation #29: Future of Military Colleges

    Running a research program is basically the only way to run a decent undergraduate program, as otherwise you're not going to attract anyone decent in their field. Might as well be running a community college at that point. My issue with this is that of the four pillars of RMC's ROTP program...
  15. btrudy

    D.I.E. cis-het white men bun fight [Split from:SWO badge]

    Sounds like a good reason to unionize.
  16. btrudy

    D.I.E. cis-het white men bun fight [Split from:SWO badge]

    Seems to be working for the RCMP. Which isn't saying they don't have issues, just that said issues seem largely to stem from management decisions. You know what'll cripple the CAF for more than a decade? Continuing to do nothing to fix our ongoing retention crisis, making the burnout for...
  17. btrudy

    D.I.E. cis-het white men bun fight [Split from:SWO badge]

    Single action? Remove the QR&O banning unionization. I would expect most suitable corrective actions would flow from there. Point being? Issues that are systemic across the entire country will indeed affect the entire country, including the evaluation system for military personnel.
  18. btrudy

    D.I.E. cis-het white men bun fight [Split from:SWO badge]

    tl;dr Bigotry exists, a lot of people in the CAF are bigots, and thus that bigotry changes the way that certain people are "dealt with". The Canadian Armed Forces is a microcosm of Canadian Society, which is by and large racist. It in particular was set up by white Christian men, to suit white...
  19. btrudy

    D.I.E. cis-het white men bun fight [Split from:SWO badge]

    I don't think it does, it's just women are far more likely to take said leave than men do.
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    D.I.E. cis-het white men bun fight [Split from:SWO badge]

    Probably best explained in the report
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