Saturday, February 17, 2018

Why do young Army guys seem to be so unreliable?

This is just an observation of mine and more just a feeling I have the than any hard data. I work with people from many different walks of life and I would have sought that people from the army were reliable. I have certainly found that the older army guys are like clockwork. They say what they're going to do and then they do what they say they're going to do. Not so much the young Army guys. A number of times I have had them simply not turn up. I don't include a young guy from one of my teams in that mix because in that case it has been the army making demands on him. But in terms of just turning up when you say you are going to turn up I had a bunch of army guys just not do so. A couple of times. I can only put it down to the fact that there is such a strong external discipline. So when these guys are young they end up being told what to do and screamed at if they don't do it. If they are not being screamed at and threatened with being put on report comma perhaps they just go a little slack. But the fact that the older guys are such good operators gives me hope. Perhaps it is just as simple as the external discipline rubs off over time and it becomes a sense of order and internal discipline. Who knows?

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