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Old 28th Jun 2010, 20:55
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Troglodita
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Out of Africa
Age: 66
Posts: 229
Ambi - there but for the grace etc.

Back in 87 I applied for S61 Shell Brunei since Bristow married accompanied jobs were either:

a) Crap

or

b) Crap

For some inexplicable reason - (my spine was well intact judging by the number of bollockings I received from Bristow at the time) I was offered Shellie Aviation Advisor South America which I declined (graciously I thought) because I was actually very happy with Bristow but just needed a decent MA posting and the AA job was rotational.

I discovered several months later (actually in the Craighaar bar in Aberdeen from the incumbent Shell CP Brunei) that I had committed the ultimate sin and in spite of passing the "Masonry blackballing test" in Brunei had been well and truly disappeared off the radar for refusing a Shellie pensionable job (sorry Mr. Brown but I was young (ISH) and innocent (ISH))

Bollocks - I could have retired by now!

Trog
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