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Soldiers Fighting In Afghanistan Fired By E-Mail

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posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 05:50 AM
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LONDON — Britain's military has apologized for using e-mails to tell dozens of long-serving soldiers that they were being laid-off.

The army says an "administrative error" meant the soldiers were not told in person that their contracts would be ended.

British media reported that the soldiers were 38 warrant officers with more than 20 years' service each. The Sun newspaper reported that the group put in a total of 836 years' service and includes a member of the Royal Tank Regiment who is currently serving in Afghanistan.


Administrative error? Someone had to type the emails. Computers aren't that smart yet.
They see it as an error now because they realize how vile this looks to the public.


"It was out of the blue. We're disgusted," another soldier, a veteran of five tours of duty in war zones, told the newspaper.

"Essentially 38 of us are 'sacked' having spent our lives in the military. It's not good — five tours of duty and sacked by e-mail," The Sun quoted the unidentified officer as saying.


They have every right to be disgusted IMHO.


"This is no way to treat men and women who have served their country fearlessly for so many years," he told the BBC. "Sacking anyone by e-mail is wrong, sacking our armed forces in this way is absolutely unforgivable."


Again I agree. We used you as long as we needed now be gone.


www.msnbc.msn.com...

They should be ashamed and not just because they got caught out.
edit on 2/15/2011 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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Same thing happened to me, one month short of my continuous campaign medal and on the last month of an overly arduous tour (time expired 15 minutes from call) The vets will understand that one !. Next get a all from the manning department, " your resettlement course is due to start at ".. This all after dealing with a 500lb "fizzer" outside a popular night club, My saving grace was i was still only 30 and could retrain for a civilian trade (paid off in the end), My message to these guys take them for every penny going TPTB will owe you that much at the very least, My experience tells me they were tank crew and them big barrels make alot of noise, you know were I'm coming from guys..
And ohh them ear plugs with holes in them, not much of an MOD defence, right...
edit on 15-2-2011 by foxhoundone because: Brain srorming much..



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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good shows you how evil and uncareing tptb are lolololololol



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:46 AM
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Originally posted by audio assasin
good shows you how evil and uncareing tptb are lolololololol



From Arrse.co.uk Or AA, “Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.”
(Steve Wozniak-Co-Founder of Apple) .



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:52 AM
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Better sacked than shot in the . . Theyve had a lucky escape and were forced to leave many wont leave of their own accord . Hopefully this can be used as anti war propaganda .
To the soldiers sacked I hope they can find jobs that dont involve risking lifes . I am happy they are Alive and safe and can go and be with their family and friends , the only ones Worth protecting ! imo and sadly many will die over this elite backed war .

Peace



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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I dont buy the administrative error answer... A year or so back companies in london were terminating people via text messages.



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
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I don't buy the administrative error answer... A year or so back companies in London were terminating people via text messages.


Probably some low level civil servant line manager squirming to save the cutbacks in his department "MOD" London.. These officers are more than likely the highest paid in their grade Armoured regiments tend to value their commanders more, So this might be a blessing in disguise, Big monies plus pension should help make a quiet transition into civilian life, The lads will make good line managers in MOD London...

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