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    Default Haircuts

    So, I've always wondered...haircuts on or off duty? I use to think SNCOs that disappeared for nearly an hour, and showed up with a fresh haircut, were sketchy. If an Airman or NCO can't dip out during a lull to get a haircut, why a SNCO? Over time I've changed that though process. I've welcomed the break from the BS of the day to get a haircut and clear my head. I normally return focused and ready to re-attack the issues at hand.

    So I ask, what are your thoughts? RHIP or douchy?

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    Default Re: Haircuts

    If the Commander, Chief, First Sergeant, Flight Commander, or any SNCO gets a haircut during duty time, all Airmen in that unit should be allowed to do likewise. Now, with that being said during my first 2 assignments back in the early - mid 80's no one in my units got a haircut during duty time.
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    Default Re: Haircuts

    "Well a certain avatar could use a 'slight' trim though..... "

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    Default Re: Haircuts

    Quote Originally Posted by RobotChicken View Post
    "Well a certain avatar could use a 'slight' trim though..... "
    I've hated every single one of your posts up until this point. This one made me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCO View Post
    I've hated every single one of your posts up until this point. This one made me laugh.
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    I get mine during my lunch break. Whatever informal policy is used in this area, it should be consistent across all ranks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobotChicken View Post
    "Thank you 'VCO', just trying to be a 'good RC'."
    You should have that salmonella checked out by a doctor.

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    Default Re: Haircuts

    I have got haircuts on duty since I was an Airman. Usually, its in combination with lunch, and I always have let the boss know. I wouldn't bat an eye if an E-1 was going to lunch and to get a haircut, and might be a bit late getting back to work.
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    I don't have a problem with leaders breaking away for a haircut. At least in mx, SNCOs and Officers manage their own time while on duty, whereas the Airmen have their time managed for them. Airmen have shift change to look forward to, whereas I went home after my work was caught up, most times 11-13 hours after I started.

    Airmen can look forward to the pros/cons of RHIP as a SNCO (or officer), but in the mean time should keep being good Airmen. I know, I'm just a meany and life isn't fair.

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    I have no problem with people getting a haircut, buying some uniform items at clothing sales, going to children's doctor appointment, volunteering, or even going home early. The only thing is that these things need to be balanaced against the mission. If things are slow and the shop can afford to lose a person for a few hours then I say it is ok for the supervisor to let them get some things taken care of. Now with that in mind the mission always comes first. Bottom line is that it is ok to take care of yourself or your airmen as long as you are not unfairly burdening others to accomplish it.

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