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  1. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    If it was that simple, then people wouldn't fuck it up so much. Follow an order immediately no explanation is suitable for immediate-hazard situations only. And in those cases it should be reasonable because the people placed into said situations will have received proper training in advance...
  2. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    You're making a "can" argument. I'm making a "should" argument. Just because someone can rely upon the fact that orders are orders and that they need to be followed doesn't make simply issuing orders without any explanation for why a reasonable way to lead people. I mean, seriously. The lowest...
  3. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    The people I hear talking about racism and sexism in the CAF are those who have experienced it. THe goal isn't to have the same level of racism or sexism as the rest of the society. The goal is to eliminate it. This is absolutely something that needs substantial effort, but such efforts are very...
  4. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    I'm gonna disagree with the loyalty comment here. Gen Z folks are loyal to their friends. They're loyal to their family. They're loyal even to their country (to perhaps less of a degree). What they're not is loyal to any employer. And rightfully so, as literally every experience they've had...
  5. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    I would humbly submit that this is the exact attitude which got us into this mess in the first place. Here's the thing about toxic leadership: 99% of the time, it's backed by legal authority. We grant people in the CAF an immense amount of power over their subordinates, and far too many people...
  6. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    If we don't bother looking for them, then we're tolerating them by default. I do think that we're going to need to confront the fact that the "do what I say because I say so" leadership model (and especially the "do as I say not as I do") is becoming increasingly unsuitable for the...
  7. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    There are two primary causes of the retention crisis: A) An every growing gap between what the CAF is paying and what members can get with civilian employers (also keeping in mind COL differences) B) Toxic leadership. Sexual harassment, tolerance of Nazi chuds, etc, that's all a symptom of the...
  8. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    Or granddaughter.
  9. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    I thought I knew the dude, did a bit of googling to check, and found out that I was thinking of someone else but did figure out his deets. Based upon combining a few of the mini bios included in articles he's written for the Maritime Engineering Journal, he joined as some type of NCM in 1957...
  10. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    "Ready Aye Ready" is destroying the Navy, because we'll move heaven and earth to get ships to sea, regardless of how inconsequential the task nor how dire the impact on material and personnel. Because we're not actually ready. We just go anyways.
  11. btrudy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    My dude, you're the one proposing that Fortin's got something to sue over. You're the one making the claim that he's got grounds to sue the Crown, you're the one who needs to provide evidence of the wrongdoing in order to support said claim. The prosecution actually needs to be malicious for...
  12. btrudy

    High Ranking Police Folk Allegedly Behaving Badly

    I mean, it's clear here that you were a part of the problem, and didn't have any qualms turning a blind eye to injustice, as long as you could maintain some thin veneer of plausible deniability. So... what would your proposed solution be? What would you suggest be put in place to ensure that...
  13. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    Posting people to cities and paying them enough when they're posted there that they can live there comfortably. Stop doing things that are major dissatisfiers, and people won't be dissatisfied. Poor pay is a major dissatisfier. Making them live in shitty places is a major dissatisfier. People...
  14. btrudy

    All Things CAF and Covid/ Covid Vaccine [merged]

    This is the type of insane rambling I'd expect from the tinfoil hat wearing homeless dude downtown. Seeing it from someone who claims to be a Chief is frankly rather disturbing.
  15. btrudy

    Reconstitution

    The entire concept of the reserves is strange. What other organization in the country would decide that they want to hire a bunch of part time and temp full time workers... and put them all together to run themselves, mostly separate from the main body of the organization? There's nothing...
  16. btrudy

    Leave Pass Response Time

    My current CO is trying to get us all to replace every memo that doesn't need to be a memo with an e-mail instead. If it's not being forwarded on along with other paperwork to some outside agency, there's no reason to have things on paper. E-mail is vastly superior; ensures that everyone has a...
  17. btrudy

    Military chief warns China and Russia are 'at war with the West' and Canada is not ready

    All the CDS needs to do is fire one obstinate three star, and folks'll get with the program soon enough.
  18. btrudy

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Sure, because Germany didn't see Russia as a threat to themselves. Perhaps a threat to overall regional stability or peace, but not an existential threat. Did they just get lucky in that regard? I would argue no. Even the worst case scenario, back when we still thought Russia was big strong...
  19. btrudy

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Consider Germany? Actually assess the threat to Germany. Is Russia going to sweep thru Poland and invade Germany (obviously Belarus would let them pass)? No. They can't even take Ukraine, and that's right next door. Germany's not quite as isolated as we are from any current threats, but...
  20. btrudy

    Cost of housing in Canada

    Supply problems should also be strongly tackled by governments directly: build low income housing.
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