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November Intake

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88 ✭✭ Breaking bad


    aloha2711 wrote: »
    I'm on cloud nine!

    Count me in on the November intake too please!!


    See I told you there was hope :) well done and see you there


  • Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭ IvanT1984


    Woo congrats


  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭ StingrayGC


    aloha2711 wrote:
    I'm on cloud nine!

    aloha2711 wrote:
    Count me in on the November intake too please!!


    Congratulations


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭ Mallbo26


    Well done Aloha! Brilliant news!

    So excited to meet everyone! There's actually quite a few boardies in Novemeber intake!


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 statusz


    aloha2711 wrote: »
    I'm on cloud nine!

    Count me in on the November intake too please!!

    Well done on the late call! See you all soon.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39 elliotness


    Is anyone feeling apprehensive at all about starting in gv or is everyone still full of beans?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88 ✭✭ Breaking bad


    elliotness wrote: »
    Is anyone feeling apprehensive at all about starting in gv or is everyone still full of beans?

    Yea definitely as I want to make a good impression and it's been a long time in the making. Cannot wait to start though, it's very difficult now having motivation in my current job.

    Very excited for the future :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭ IvanT1984


    elliotness wrote: »
    Is anyone feeling apprehensive at all about starting in gv or is everyone still full of beans?

    first 4 weeks will be the decider and I would put money on the fact that everybody will consider dropping out at some point or that it isn't for them

    but head down, bull on and play the game


  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭ Potential Constable Dibble


    IvanT1984 wrote: »
    first 4 weeks will be the decider and I would put money on the fact that everybody will consider dropping out at some point or that it isn't for them

    but head down, bull on and play the game

    A friend of mine told me that on his intake a guy dropped out after the induction weekend. Apparently couldn't be dealing with the discipline of the whole thing.

    Mad to think that after all the different elements to the process and the difficult wait etc that someone would just jack it all in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ Derob


    A friend of mine told me that on his intake a guy dropped out after the induction weekend. Apparently couldn't be dealing with the discipline of the whole thing.

    Mad to think that after all the different elements to the process and the difficult wait etc that someone would just jack it all in.

    I've been watching SAS who dares win programme if it's anything less than that then it'll be a piece of cake lol joking aside it is what you make it, head down and play the game is what I've been told by current officers


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  • Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭ IvanT1984


    Derob wrote: »
    I've been watching SAS who dares win programme if it's anything less than that then it'll be a piece of cake lol joking aside it is what you make it, head down and play the game is what I've been told by current officers

    And without sounding too soppy you have a whole squad of people going through exactly what you are going through help is everywhere


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    A friend of mine told me that on his intake a guy dropped out after the induction weekend. Apparently couldn't be dealing with the discipline of the whole thing.

    Mad to think that after all the different elements to the process and the difficult wait etc that someone would just jack it all in.

    Take a look at this thread; maybe you'll get one in your squad!!

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057102152


  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭ Potential Constable Dibble


    Homer01 wrote: »
    Take a look at this thread; maybe you'll get one in your squad!!

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057102152

    Brilliant! Eye opening read, it's mad what goes through some heads and the expectations they have!!

    Gotta love a bit of drill!! Bring back memories!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 508 ✭✭✭ .S.


    Drill is great fun! =D


  • Registered Users Posts: 173 ✭✭ MikeOneJuliet


    Anyone thinking GV is a walk in the park will be sorely mistaken. The first four to five weeks especially are incredibly tough. You will have minimal sleep and far too much reading, bulling, ironing, cleaning and fitness to do in your 'down' time. There's not a single person in my squad who didn't nearly walk out, and that's where you band together and help each other out. You're in in together now, not against each other. Up until GV you've been trying to beat everyone to get your place but now you're all equal. Prepare for a lot of hard work.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88 ✭✭ Breaking bad


    Anyone thinking GV is a walk in the park will be sorely mistaken. The first four to five weeks especially are incredibly tough. You will have minimal sleep and far too much reading, bulling, ironing, cleaning and fitness to do in your 'down' time. There's not a single person in my squad who didn't nearly walk out, and that's where you band together and help each other out. You're in in together now, not against each other. Up until GV you've been trying to beat everyone to get your place but now you're all equal. Prepare for a lot of hard work.

    That's very true. I was trying to get around as many people as possible at the induction to find out what everyone is like. Can't wait to start and have a new challenge in work rather than the 9-5 desk job pushing a pen around a desk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 301 ✭✭ KevBo2015


    It is no walk in the park indeed and whenever your lot comes in the place will be rammed to the walls. The queue for a coffee is already too long with the other junior squads haha!

    Its hard but a good laugh at the same time and you will especially bond with your class! Remember to keep working on the induction stuff as there is an exam in week 2, and never too early to start the week 8 definitions.

    It will be on you before you know it, trust me! Monday isn't long started before your walking out the doors on a Friday haha its mental.


  • Registered Users Posts: 508 ✭✭✭ .S.


    Hope you are all getting prepared / getting fit & studying plenty people!
    As Kev says, time flies, get the study in while you can =)


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 blui2


    How you guys finding GV 4 or 5 weeks in? Any advice for anyone coming in behind you? Esp re the first day, the first exam and the first 4 weeks?


  • Registered Users Posts: 173 ✭✭ MikeOneJuliet


    blui2 wrote: »
    How you guys finding GV 4 or 5 weeks in? Any advice for anyone coming in behind you? Esp re the first day, the first exam and the first 4 weeks?

    Don't sweat the first exam. Not the end of the world of you fail it. Play the game for 4 weeks. It's tough but just get your head down and get on with it. You'll be show paraded for literally nothing at all. Just take it on the chin!


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