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    [–] [parts] If for whatever reason you want a turkey-themed AR lower, have at it for $39.99 + shipping PayLayHAYL_NO 4 points ago in gundeals

    You’re good man. It doesn’t matter that it has a full auto marking on it, any trigger you buy is only going to have “safe” and “fire”. It won’t rotate over to the “full auto” marking.

    [–] [parts] If for whatever reason you want a turkey-themed AR lower, have at it for $39.99 + shipping PayLayHAYL_NO 18 points ago in gundeals

    No there’s no way to prevent it from going full auto. Once you assemble it, you actually don’t even need a magazine or ammunition. It just immediately starts spewing bullets as fast as possible. The only way to hypothetically slow it down is to start throwing turkey, potato casserole, and cranberry sauce in it's general direction.

    Such is the unfortunate reality of this turkey lower.

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago) in navy

    “Condescending derision”? Really? In what way was I condescending or ridicule /u/alexrt87 ?

    I disagree with the assumptions he made of my character, and the other points he made. In no way did I insult his character or ridicule him.

    I stated that his words “told me everything I need to know about him”. That is not a personal attack, that is a statement of fact. He’s not someone I would want to associate with, as I don’t like the way he has conducted himself.

    Edit: Also, wishing punitive measures against someone you’ve never met, is really pathetic. But keep up your “I want you out of MY Navy, shipmate” attitude. It looks really, really good on you.

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO 1 points ago in navy

    “Constantly talking about how it’s going to help you to get out.”?

    That’s 2 posts on Reddit, hardly qualifies as “constantly talking about it”. As far as pursuing LIMDU, I’m in the process of doing that. But it’s a little difficult when I need to get that recommendation from a specialist, and my appointment with them is not anytime soon.

    And like I said before, I was not aware that I needed permission to swap Watches, if it was within the same Duty Section. Especially when it was done spur of the moment, and Duty Medical and the CDO were already sleeping.

    The fact that you’re saying you view my posts as me “constanlty trying to get out of work”, and you’ve said I’m “acting like a dirtbag” and I’m “being whiny” tells me everything I need to know about you.

    I’ve said multiple times I’m not trying to argue that I was justified in swapping Watches without permission. In fact in my letter I explicitly state that as soon as I was notified of me being in the wrong, I apologized and explained I was unaware that it was wrong of me, and it would not happen again. My main issue was with the way I was being treated and threatened by my Section Leader following what happened. And I believe I made that crystal clear in my letter.

    If you want to focus on the other aspects of my letter, and not the main reason I wrote it, in an attempt to portray me as a “whiny dirtbag”, that’s on you. I really don’t care, your opinion is irrelevant to me and I’m not going to continue to try and explain anything else to you beyond this comment.

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO -1 points ago in navy

    I appreciate you taking the time to write all this out. I’ve gone through my ship’s specific Instructions, there is nothing there prohibiting the selling/buying of Watchstanding. I’ve seen the referenced regulation in the SORM, do you happen to have the BMR regulation so I could review it?

    Also, thank you for the advice on properly addressing my CO about this issue(brief/concise/factual/leaving feelings out of it). I fully admit that it is a little hard for me to do that at the moment, considering the circumstances that prompted me to write a letter to my CO are of a personal matter.

    My DH, DIVO, and Chief are aware of what happened with me selling the Watch to my friend. Overall I really do appreciate my chain of command, and don’t have any complaints. My Chief in particular has been extremely accomodating and supportive when I spoke with him about my medical issues.

    I don’t agree with everything you said, and I feel that me bringing my concerns to my CO at this present time are completely warranted considering the events that have happened, but again, I really do appreciate you taking the time to write all that up. Thank you.

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO -2 points ago in navy

    It was not his Duty, Medical was not involved, the Watchbill coordinator didn’t say “you have his Watch, he’s too sick to stand it.”.

    He offered to stand it, in exchange for money. He did not have to, it was voluntary.

    And I agree, like I said in my own comment, I AM naturally biased. I know that it doesn’t matter how I interpret the regulation, what ultimately matters is how my CO interprets it. If it gets to that point, I’ll pull out the dictionary definition of “tipping/gratuity”, and break down the regulation word for word like I did in this thread. Hopefully it does not get to that point.

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO -5 points ago in navy

    “...offer the same to a person on board a naval unit...which is their duty to perform on board a naval unit...”

    Again, I read that as you can’t tip someone to do something that is ALREADY their Duty. It only reads one way. You can’t accept a tip for a service performed in the line of duty as a subordinate, and you can not offer a tip to a subordinate as a supervisor, if it’s something they’re already required to do in the line of Duty. That’s why it’s title “tipping”. Not “buy/sell/trade” or “exchange of money” or something.

    I do understand what you’re saying, and how someone could interpret it that way, but it’s wrong. And I would fight it just like you said you would if that regulation was referenced, because it is not applicable.

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO 0 points ago in navy

    Thank you for taking the time to find this Reg, but I don’t think it’s really applicable. I could see how someone could try to twist it to be, but here’s a copy-paste from your other comment explaining my reasoning:

    “I don’t read it that way at all, the title of it is literally “tipping”. Not trading/selling/buying.

    A violation of this regulation you posted would be my Duty Section Leader wanting me to be doubled up on Watches, and saying “I know you were doubled up last week, I’ll give you $50 to make it up to you.” Or something along those lines.

    If it ended at, “return for a service performed in the line of duty.” I would agree with you. But it goes on to say ...”which is their duty to perform on board a naval unit...”

    That’s the key phrase. It’s already their Duty, they’re supposed to do it, but they’re being offered by a tip to provide a service they’re already required to do “in the line of duty”.

    My buddy was not required to stand that Watch. He was not supposed to stand it. I was. I sold it to him. No one was given a tip.

    When I go to a grocery store and buy something, I’m purchasing it. Not giving the store a “tip” for something I’m already entitled to because it’s their duty to give it to me.

    Of course, I’m biased. But breaking down that regulation word for word, at least from my perspective it does not apply to the scenario of someone selling their Watch to a friend.

    Edit: Or look at it this way, if my buddy had decided to stand it for free out of the goodness of his heart, the regulation suddenly wouldn’t apply?

    Or how about collaterals in general. If you take on that additional workload, you’ll get a better eval. Is that not accepting “compensation from... a person on board a naval unit in return for a service performed”?“

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO -1 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago) in navy

    I don’t read it that way at all, the title of it is literally “tipping”. Not trading/selling/buying.

    A violation of this regulation you posted would be my Duty Section Leader wanting me to be doubled up on Watches, and saying “I know you were doubled up last week, I’ll give you $50 to make it up to you.” Or something along those lines.

    If it ended at, “return for a service performed in the line of duty.” I would agree with you. But it goes on to say ...”which is their duty to perform on board a naval unit...”

    That’s the key phrase. It’s already their Duty, they’re supposed to do it, but they’re being offered by a tip to provide a service they’re already required to do “in the line of duty”.

    My buddy was not required to stand that Watch. He was not supposed to stand it. I was. I sold it to him. No one was given a tip. When I go to a grocery store and buy something, I’m purchasing it. Not giving the store a “tip” for something I’m already entitled to because it’s their duty to give it to me.

    Of course, I’m biased. But breaking down that regulation word for word, at least from my perspective it does not apply to the scenario of someone selling their Watch to a friend.

    Edit: Or look at it this way, if my buddy had decided to stand it for free out of the goodness of his heart, the regulation suddenly wouldn’t apply?

    Or how about collaterals in general. If you take on that additional workload, you’ll get a better eval. Is that not accepting “compensation from... a person on board a naval unit in return for a service performed”?

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO 1 points ago in navy

    I understand what you’re saying, and normally I would agree, but this is directly because of a medical issue I have. And I would not feel comfortable going to each person in my CofC and saying “this is what’s wrong with my body in case you’re curious lol. Also MACS is a dick”.

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO -3 points ago in navy

    No. I just told him what happened, then immediately went to the CO before giving him a chance to do anything about it. /s

    I don’t mean to be rude, but are you for real? You didn’t even read the letter, and are asking me questions that could have been answered if you had taken the time to read, instead of jotting out a comment.

    I specifically say in the last paragraph MACS AND my LCPO told me I’d be receiving a counseling chit.

    If my LCPO is aware of me getting a counseling chit, it’s probably safe to assume I’ve spoken to him about what occurred. 🤦‍♂️

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO 6 points ago in navy

    I understand that, my Chief was made aware of it the same day it happened. I’m not exactly eager to go over medical issues with anyone besides my ship’s Doc, as he’s the only one qualified to handle that.

    I’m going straight to the CO, because my problem is with a member of a fraternity. I’m not expecting anyone in that same fraternity to actually help me, especially when one of their favorite motto’s is “Chief is always right”.

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO 3 points ago in navy

    I understand what you’re saying and I appreciate the feedback/suggestions to improve the letter. But I’m not doing this because he “hurt my feelings and I want to go home”.

    He’s out of control, I’m not the only person he does this sort of stuff to. It’s typical for him to walk past someone, look them up and down an inch away from their face, and just say “loser”. Then walk away.

    Just the other day he got mad because someone talked back to him (granted - don’t talk back, respect authority) on the mess decks during a meeting, and literally hurled his cup at them from across the room.

    [–] I’m extremely frustrated and don’t know what else to do, am I out of line to drop this letter that details an altercation I’m having with my Section Leader, into my CO’s suggestion box? PayLayHAYL_NO 2 points ago in navy

    I understand that, and I’m not trying to argue that point. I actually immediately apologized to the OOD and MACS, as soon as I found out I fucked up by having my buddy stand my Watch. What I have a problem with is his reaction and the treatment I’ve received ever since the incident occurred.