We have a new NCO in our shop. Sent to us from another shop. Rumor had it that he would just vanish. I thought...I will give it a week and see how it goes. Wednesday the civilians in the shop started a stopwatch to see how often he is out. I shit you not...3 hours 21 minutes not including lunch. So that means about half the day he was gone wandering around and no one knew where he was.
Then I told him yesterday that if he was leaving the office he needed to let someone know if he was going to be gone more than a few minutes. Well...he told one of the civilians who is about to retire and doesn't really care. Yesterday he went to the bank, shoppette, and then another shoppette visit. Total time out of office not including lunch 3 hours 13 minutes.
Today we are already over 2 hours not including lunch.
I am not the NCOIC nor his supervisor...but I do outrank him and I am about to throat punch him.
Anyone else have a vanishing NCO/Airman/GS?
Insert clever quote here...
Yep. I don't mind an errand here and there - mission permitting - but some people take it to extremes.
Newton's First Law of Motion
This other shop that traded him, did they get a BBQ grill or some guy who is a projected gain in 18 months about to go to Kunsan?
Yeah, this guy needs his attention got. He has a history of this so the "cool and subtle" approach may not work. This may require going R. Lee Ermy.
This calls for a delicate blend of psychology and extreme violence. Vyvyan, The Young Ones
I'm surprised we don't have an award for it yet, oh wait...we do...we call it "Amn, NCO, SNCO of the Quarter/Year."
And we still spend a $1,000 for the plaques when there is no money and people are running around without proper PPE.
Another good story is when I was at Izmir Turkey. We had a small base in one town and then a NATO base in another that we supported. Some people had a mission at both places while others only worked at one or the other. Since the mission was slow no one had a problem with doing PT during the day and there was a small gym both places. Every time I went to the gym at NATO I would see this very ripped Navy guy working out. He seemed to be in there all the time. One day I didn't get a chance to go to the gym at NATO but I went in the afternoon at the other base. I saw the exact same guy there working out. I did some asking around and apparantly he was Navy. His NATO supervisor was ok with him working out because it was slow. So was his other supervisor. Neither of them knew that he spent the majority of his time at the gym. Both supervisors were clueless about his activities at the other base. I have to assume that when this guy was not working out he was here on AFT Forums posting as PTGOD.
We had one at my last base. Not really sure where he was all the time but he was never at the shop.
Now, I am that guy, though I do retire soon. I'm getting a good 2 hours in per day, most days.
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