Except it does not have to be an absolute or nothing. Where I work now I am treated like an adult. But I also don’t have events that encourage heavy drinking or even subsided by work booze. If I want to go out for a drink after work with my colleagues I do. If I drink at night and party outside work hours it’s my business. But in the CAF we encourage drinking, and even pay people to attend these functions. Start there. No one says zero tolerance to booze. But there is no reason for your work to enable it or provide it. Especially given our current damaged image.It's true that times have changed, but we still recruit individuals that still act in the same way, or start to act in the same way based on the way our peers act. I'm not saying that we can't expect more from these people. We probably have one of the most educated armed forces in the world, but we also have some uneducated people and some pretty shady people. You miss understood my statement about zero tolerance. I was not referring to a zero-tolerance policy at work, I meant in general. This means if you are a CAF member, you don't; drink.
That being said, I think that there are some steps that we can take to try and improve overall professionalism in the CAF, part of it would involve treating Jr NCM as adults, although many repeatedly prove that they can't be trusted in this manner.