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PViddy said:I'm sorry friends (CIC folks). I'm not buying the "i don't know what we're entitled to", "that information doesn't make it to me". Our trade is unique sometimes from the stand point of comms, if we just sat around and waited for some of this information to make it to our LHQ level, we would still be waiting. I know the scales are readily distributed in Ontario (not through DWAN) and the last time when i wasn't sure about something, i emailed my C of C and asked for the latest scale and had it in 5 minutes, it's your own due dilligence.
In NW it's available on cadetnet, as I believe it is for all regions in the country. The latest scale is there. Not hard to find with a minimal amount of effort.
I just had a new member who went down to Wainwright for their initial issue. There was a little confusion at first, the tech hadn't dealt with CIC previously, but once the scale was provided no problems. They are a pretty good group to deal with. Of course we weren't asking for the moon or anything we weren't entitled to. We are authorized enough kit to do our jobs effectively, keeping in mind our primary job is to lead kids. I can't imagine a situation where we would need a tac vest or helmet to do our job. It is just as easy to understand why we are not and should not be at the top of the priority list for new kit.
Vern, I have seen an example of what you were talking about, unfortunately. I had the misfortune of coming in behind a complete *&%^stick of a CIC officer in Edmonton when I went for my initial issue. He was literally freaking out because the supply tech wouldn't give him a tac vest, really losing his mind. I felt embarrassed to share my trade with the man. I can only imagine what the supply tech was thinking when he was finished with him and I stepped up. Oh Christ another one. My experience thereafter was very positive in spite of the jerk in front of me.
It really sucks that the rest of us are jumbled up with and judged by the behavior of a few bad apples.