Got plenty of experience over the years on various different weapons. Experienced a 6 month tour of duty. Was a really great experience. It was something totally different than the average job. I've gotten some good extra driving licences that I've put on my civilian driving licence and they'll always stand to me. Have Had the privilege of working side by side some really great people, people that I will know for the rest of my life and I always know will have my back and I'll have there's for whatever reason.
There are a lot of them. Trying to get certain courses that you'd like is tough due to seniority or simply because your not been given the course and thats that. Better look next time!!.... Being paid an extra €13 for a 24hr duty and that's including weekends. You might get an extra day in lieu of pay for a Saturday or Sunday but what's an extra day when you've still got bills to pay. If you live far away from home i.e. You're based in Dublin but live in Galway and you've no choice but to live in, then you're going to have to live in the terrible conditions living-in quarters in Barracks. You may be put on duty at anytime for another member who have taken a sick day. It happens a lot too. There are plenty more Cons but you'll be reading for the day!!
Advice to Management
Bring back the morale that the army used to have but has been gone for so long.
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Dublin Airport Authority (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)).
The interview was far from a positive experience. Interview questions focused primarily on difficult situations, difficult co-workers, worst case worst-case scenario situations. They had been trying to fill the position for a while and the panel did not succeed in hiring their fatigue.
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