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Canadian Forces


Size of company: Large (More than 500 employees)

Industry: Government and Public Administration

  • I was continually humiliated as an officer cadet. Other officers ran around with notepads tattle taling as much as they could. My neck was sprained in a self defense demonstration for which I was forced to participate. I continualy verbally abused by the drill sargeant. No matter how much I tried to follow their instructions, my performance was never ever good enough and I tried hard to do the best I could. The navy was all about bullying and violence; I would not trust my superiors with my life in Afganistan; that is for sure; try something else besides the Armed Forces. It was a summer I wish I had done something else.

    Posted on 7 December 2009 by Rater #5 | Flag as inappropriate

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OP, you sound like you went into Navy Reserves. It sounds like you weeded yourself out, stupid. The whole POINT of BMQ is to break you down, and then build you up into a professional soldier. You have to have a will to work hard, and to keep on trying. As long as you try your hardest, and your bosses see that, you can't fail (it also helps if you are not mentally unstable).

Moving away from mommy and daddy isn't such a bad thing. Living on or near a base? Sure, that happens. But if YOU want to, you can live 2 or 3 hours away. Good luck getting to work and back, and having any free time, though. Most sane people will try to live relatively close to their workplace.

'nough said.

Posted on 5 December 2012

-"The navy was all about bullying and violence; I would not trust my superiors with my life in Afganistan; that is for sure"- that statement alone is off, you were in oc training in 1980 and you throw in afghanistan?
news flash the navy isn't in afghanistan and weren't there for 22 years yet. Being a combat veteran who's been there talking to a weak minded individual who couldn't handle basic training I would trust my life with 95% of the people I worked with over my 8 year career. You might me educated but not very smart. Get your facts straight instead of trashing something tried and true over one persons bad experience.

Posted on 31 December 2010

The point of the training is to weed the weak people out, the training works, you got weeded out didn't you? Too educated for the navy? thats not true considering some of the jobs on the ship require 4-5 years of university.
And the fact that it was 1980 is ridiculous if you check a calendar its 2010. Your experience was bad because you just didn't get it.

Posted on 31 December 2010

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