Paranoia is part of my job. I’m supposed to be paranoid, that’s how I stop security breaches. Someone once answered the question “Is that too much paranoia?” with “It’s not paranoia when you know they’re out to get you.”

The problem is that it fuels my insecurities. I’m so used to imagining worst-case scenarios at work and in other places that it rolls over into my private life, which is a BadThing[tm]. So, an Apology – sorry. I just hope that that person loves me enough to bear me with as I catch up with recent changes.

Um, for those of you who are utterly confused, sorry. 🙂 This one’s cutting a bit close to the bone, even for a Friends post.

In other news, I’m thinking of resigning from the Air Cadets. I’ve been going there for the past year and I’ve seen nothing change apart from our commanding officer, who’s now stepping down. That’ll make this next person the 4th CO within a year. That’s just ridiculous – it’s incredibly disruptive for our squadron. On top of that, despite talking to two Wing staff officers and a whole host of other people, they’re refusing to acknowledge my Mountain Rescue experience/qualifications as suitable for leading parties, even at the lowest level. As a result, I’m in the daft scenario that I’m not qualified enough to take cadets onto the hill, but if the people more qualified than me can’t handle a situation, I’m perfectly qualified to go in and take over then. Completely stupid.

In addition to that, I’m spreading myself a bit thin – , Mountain Rescue, Work, First Responders, SARDA, possibly some role-playing a-la AD&D…as well as general socialising – I’m a bit stressed out. So time to relax and enjoy the finer things in life for now I think.

5 Responses to “Paranoia…a good thing?”

  1. recursived says:

    The MR/ATC incompatibility seems particularly insane. You might be inspiring me to write a LJ post about the issue (what a dubious honour…)

  2. taffyboy says:

    Yeah, don’t get me started. 🙂 I had a long conversation with Wing Staff officers last night and pointed out the relevant section in the manual (the military have manuals for everything) which says “…or relevant local or national qualifications” which Wing staff are refusing to consider.

    Meh. It’s become a chore now which, with everything else I’m doing, is not what I need. On the bright side, this frees up my Monday nights now – got any NPC’s in the current campaign? *grin*

  3. vatine says:

    Yep. Sometimes, the military manuals are even a joy to read (I recall reading the maintenance manuals for RBS-70, where it has one section detailing why the targetting laser should never be aimed at a cockpit or 9indeed) anything transparent or biological, then proceeds to explain that by adjusting some of the bearings and counterweights you can make it much easier tracking something moving at more “human” speeds).

  4. bronchitikat says:

    You know, I’ve heard similar things from the other side. Namely that Naval qualifications, in this case electronics training, aren’t recognised in Civvie St.

    Though I think they’re doing something about that now.

    & independent thought? From the military? Something about needles, haystacks (only remove the needle first!) 😉

  5. mumsey_onroad says:

    independent thought? From the military?

    Hence that greatest oxymoron of all: Military Intelligence