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Forum News - the future.

Discussion in 'Site Issues, News and Developments' started by Ninja_Stoker, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

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    Just to update, for those who have been forum members for a year or more, you'll recall the future of this website was uncertain this time last year due to the fact my contract was due to expire. The site was saved at the eleventh hour as a new post was created by Captain Naval Recruiting to help support the Royal Navy on social media for twelve months. This was largely attributed to the strong support of forum members who very much made it clear the site was useful. Again, my thanks those who helped, you know who you are.

    The odd thing was that I thought I'd have more time to contribute to this forum but I'd underestimated how much of a time vortex the other social media aspects would create. The odd thing about working in the digital domain is it is far from a monday to friday 9 to 5. In addition much as I thought my time would be taken-up giving careers advice to a wider audience, most of it has been one to one, rather than hundreds or thousands, hence the time vortex.

    The other thing I found was that as long as I have a 4G signal, it matters not where I am. Many is the time I've found myself answering recruiting queries on Facebook on a Saturday evening, whilst sitting on a cabin cruiser on the inland waterways. Similarly, I've found myself conducting recruit tests and selection interviews in Yorkshire, Surrey & Merseyside, covering staff shortages.

    In short, not what I envisaged, but thoroughly diverse, enjoyable and I hope, a useful job.

    As we stand, this week I signed a new three year contract as an Area Recruiting Manager in the South East of UK, which starts in September. So what? Well it means the future of this forum is secured until at least the end of September 2020 :)

    In other news - congratulations and best wishes are in order for @CHUB! who was recently promoted into the role of Office Manager.
     
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  2. DhobiWanKenobi

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    Doubt anyone is going to understand your accent down there mate, but congrats all the same ;)
     
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  3. Chelonian

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    Splendid news!
    Although when I read the clip below, I thought it might be a precursor to an announcement that you'd be working remotely from Bali. :)

     
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  4. Rover

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    Ninjas hideaway..gif


    Tucked away at a secret location on Romney Marsh!:cool:
     
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  5. Ninja_Stoker

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    My region will include the 'sarf coast', Southampton, Portsmouth & Brighton. Not moving house, just living in barracks through the week, I hope.
     
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  6. Bluebear

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    Brill! Just Brill!:):)

    May the M27, M40 and M6 grow ever shorter!;)
     
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  7. Illustrious

    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

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    A few wets are in order then if you're down that way. Your treat, obviously. When do you start?
     
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  8. Ninja_Stoker

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    4th Sept.
     
  9. Bluebear

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    Mine is a Babysham;)
     
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  10. Ninja_Stoker

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    Luuurve a Babycham :)


    For those who miss the days of alcohol adverts:

     
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  11. Bluebear

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    Ok so I spelt it wrong!! However that adverts a new one on me;). Think I did actually drink one in my youth!-jimlad- G and T more my tipple these days, taste buds have aged a bit.
     
  12. Chelonian

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    At least Ninja chose a colour ad!
    Sadly I can remember the black and white Babycham TV ads when the drink was at its most popular. I guess that the modern equivalent is a litre bottle of Lambrini. :)
     
  13. Bluebear

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    I remember the black and white version too. Ninja must be a mere youth!
     
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  14. Ninja_Stoker

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    I thought everything was black and white until 1967 when the Dulux dog invented colour paint and the world had a lick of paint, just in time for the launch of colour telly.

    Before my time, anyway.
     
  15. Corvo50

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    Congrats on the posting
     
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  16. Chelonian

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    o_O

    :eek:
     
  17. MumtoRM

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    I'm almost your territory, definitely owe you a beer or two!

    Congratulations and great job!

    :)
     
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    Brilliant :)
     
  19. 4269jud

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    Fantastic news. Many congrats
     
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