Morale Boosters?

You could fill a book on all the shenanigans folks did to people who were disrespectful to them. Like this:

We had a first sergeant who was out to get everyone. She singlehandedly ruined morale in the squadron within about 6 months of being there. She was so bad that out commander managed to give her away to a different squadron without even caring about getting a replacement. AFter she was gone to the other squadron she deployed. When she got back she knew that everyone at finance hated her. She came into and used her rank to file her voucher with the NCOIC of customer service. While he was gone to lunch a few of us decided that it was very important to scan and send her voucher to Ellsworth. It just needed a quick detour. One person ran it halfway through the shredder then back it out. Another made a copy of that mangled document and lit it on fire then let about half of it burn. After that was over another person accidentally spilled coffee on it. Once all that was complete the voucher was sent to the processing center. Needless to say it was rejected because it was not readable.

I’ve never done stuff like this, but then again, I also always am respectful. . .

7 thoughts on “Morale Boosters?

  1. I never wanted to get involved in those things…and it showed….politics…I like the generalities and not the specifics….this sounds really nasty….who would want to get involved in it anyway???…..k

  2. Back in my Navy days, there were certain groups of people you didn’t get crossways with: Corpsmen, Disbursing Clerks, Mess Cooks, and if you were aircrew, Parachute Riggers.

    Everyone knows about lost shot records, missing pay records, and what a Mess Cook could do with your food, so I won’t elaborate. But I never knew a PR that was unprofessional enough to do something to cause death or injury, but they all knew 197 ways to adjust your flight gear to make you VERY uncomfortable.

  3. Fortunately it was never the Royal Marine way… If such a thing even looked like it could happen, it was the responsibility of each man to ‘block and tackle’ the issue at source!

    I have known of a ‘pier head jump’ arranged on the same day (within one hour) for a certain SNCO who sinned; (“you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife”)! His career took the same flight path of a lead balloon…

    Tom foolery is another matter; I have witnessed some amazing ‘wind ups’ that even involved the Units Commanding Officer… Good for moral.

    Yours Aye.

  4. In the teaching business, it is wise to be friends with the school secretary and the janitor. They can be of great help or hurt.

  5. Rickn8or: That is some good gouge. . .
    EB: Honor, I love it.
    Lou: Ha ha, I try to be friendly with everyone. That way, it all works. We are a team. But I could imagine po’ing either of those folks could hurt you as a teacher.

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