TBH the imperative to be overly concerned was never really there or not that we were ever made aware of and believe me the WWOs I had as a cadet and early life in uniform, were tartars due to their background. Things were done to a level which satisfied the need, but you didn’t go around checking and getting snotty with people, as I’ve seen in recent years.
I will say that anyone speaking to me like that, would not get the response they felt they would get. I’m not some wet behind the ears 20 something ex-cadet still in awe of WOs. I’m a grizzled old timer, who has little or no regard for people who get shouty.
What I don’t really understand in all of this, where is the negative for the staff? Uniform doesn’t fit properly and or drill not up to scratch, don’t parade, where is the downside for the staff concerned?
If we lose uniformed staff through any of this, it is the cadets that suffer. Will there be a acceptance of resignations? Will there be potentially acceptance of a number uniformed staff becoming CIs?
I think increasingly that for people who want an adult experience in the ATC being a CI is the best thing. As uniformed staff we are treated as little more than very old cadets, we are not treated like adults.