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Old 1st Jul 2009, 15:48
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: morayshire
Posts: 768
It's the culture....

In my limited time working with the USN and for a USN Captain, the phrase I grew to dislike was:

"Navy can do!!" - even when it was apparent that they couldn't, and in several cases, shouldn't. It led us down blind alleys and into situations we didn't need to be in.

Almost on a par, was the phrase "Of course I never take my leave. Anyone who can take two weeks leave hasn't really got a job!" Yeah right.

You can almost hear the guy saying "Rest is for wimps, I can hack it!"

Bosses like that we can all do without.

The Ancient Mariner
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