Spouses of RCMP members, cadets and applicants

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Postby Floydie » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:35 pm

John014 wrote:Any of the cheaters were usually ready to cheat from the onset and Depot had nothing to do with their choice.
This. I wasn't at Depot but the same principle applied when I was away for my training
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Postby Macs mom » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:56 pm

My hubby is in the application process currently, and it's starting to become more real that he will be leaving myself and our 3 year old daughter for depot within the next several months. Currently I am a stay at home mom Mon-Fri and work retail Saturday and Sunday. Trying to figure out what we will need to do to pay bills while he's away. We own our own home and do have family nearby, so I could potentially pick up extra shifts. However, my in laws are older and I would hate to rely solely on then to watch my daughter, as it would be very hard on them . My job wouldn't be enough to pay bills and daycare costs! Any tips would be appreciated :) thanks so much!!
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Postby Vicar1 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:33 pm

Macs mom wrote:My hubby is in the application process currently, and it's starting to become more real that he will be leaving myself and our 3 year old daughter for depot within the next several months. Currently I am a stay at home mom Mon-Fri and work retail Saturday and Sunday. Trying to figure out what we will need to do to pay bills while he's away. We own our own home and do have family nearby, so I could potentially pick up extra shifts. However, my in laws are older and I would hate to rely solely on then to watch my daughter, as it would be very hard on them . My job wouldn't be enough to pay bills and daycare costs! Any tips would be appreciated :) thanks so much!!
One thing we are going to try is cash in two of my investments, which will pay our mortgage and car payments for six months, plus anything I don't spend while at Depot will be sent home. It's going to be tight living, but we'll be fine and I'm sure your family will be as well
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Postby Macs mom » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:20 pm

Has anyone ever stayed behind to sell your house, while your spouse moved to the location of their first posting alone? We are considering this, but the "what if" of our home taking too long to sell, or settling for alot less than what it's worth, has me really stressing out. The last thing I want to do right now, is to be apart for longer than we already have been. But I do see the advantage in doing it. My husband would be able tp stay in a room rental and pay about $800 less a month than we would have to pay if we all moved right away and had to rent a full house. Anyone do this, and it worked out ok for you? Thank you in advance for any insight you can offer!

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Postby Tig » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:28 pm

Hi Everyone!
My husband has sent off his application, and the waiting has begun. I just have a question in regards to moving with the RCMP. We were a military family before, so we always dealt with Royal LePage with the relocation stuff. But, how does it work as someone applying and becoming a cadet? I know the RCMP pays for the move once you are done at the Depot, but what about real estate fee's for selling and buying your home, to your first posting? Like I said, I remember in the military they always covered everything - but I am not sure how it is at the beginning, with the RCMP.
Thanks in advance! :)
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Postby Fonthill » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:16 pm

Tig wrote:Hi Everyone!
My husband has sent off his application, and the waiting has begun. I just have a question in regards to moving with the RCMP. We were a military family before, so we always dealt with Royal LePage with the relocation stuff. But, how does it work as someone applying and becoming a cadet? I know the RCMP pays for the move once you are done at the Depot, but what about real estate fee's for selling and buying your home, to your first posting? Like I said, I remember in the military they always covered everything - but I am not sure how it is at the beginning, with the RCMP.
Thanks in advance! :)

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Postby Depot Web » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:19 pm

Tig wrote:I just have a question in regards to moving with the RCMP. We were a military family before, so we always dealt with Royal LePage with the relocation stuff. But, how does it work as someone applying and becoming a cadet? I know the RCMP pays for the move once you are done at the Depot, but what about real estate fee's for selling and buying your home, to your first posting? Like I said, I remember in the military they always covered everything - but I am not sure how it is at the beginning, with the RCMP.
Real estate fees are not covered for a newly engaged member's move to their first posting, but are for subsequent moves.
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Postby bcwife » Thu May 02, 2019 2:53 pm

Hi there,
I am brand new to this group, however I have done a lot of research in regards to the process for applicants as I have been following intently with my husband, and he is now in Troop 14 this July.
My question to those of you who have had your spouse go to depot, or for those of you who have been in depot, what do you wish you would have had, or thankful you did have, in regards to support from your family. I understand it's going to be a difficult 6 months and I want to support him as much as I can from 2 provinces away.
Thanks!

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Postby jacquevw » Fri May 03, 2019 5:50 pm

bcwife wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Hi there,
I am brand new to this group, however I have done a lot of research in regards to the process for applicants as I have been following intently with my husband, and he is now in Troop 14 this July.
My question to those of you who have had your spouse go to depot, or for those of you who have been in depot, what do you wish you would have had, or thankful you did have, in regards to support from your family. I understand it's going to be a difficult 6 months and I want to support him as much as I can from 2 provinces away.
Thanks!

Hi there,
I am in the same troop as your husband. My wife has connected with a group on facebook that can answer questions like this too. If you want you can direct message me and I can connect the two of you. Might be able to help each other out while we are away at depot. We are in BC.
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Re: Spouses of RCMP members, cadets and applicants

Postby bcwife » Fri May 03, 2019 8:52 pm

jacquevw wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:50 pm
bcwife wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Hi there,
I am brand new to this group, however I have done a lot of research in regards to the process for applicants as I have been following intently with my husband, and he is now in Troop 14 this July.
My question to those of you who have had your spouse go to depot, or for those of you who have been in depot, what do you wish you would have had, or thankful you did have, in regards to support from your family. I understand it's going to be a difficult 6 months and I want to support him as much as I can from 2 provinces away.
Thanks!

Hi there,
I am in the same troop as your husband. My wife has connected with a group on facebook that can answer questions like this too. If you want you can direct message me and I can connect the two of you. Might be able to help each other out while we are away at depot. We are in BC.
Thanks! I would love to connect with her. I PM'd you.

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Re: Spouses of RCMP members, cadets and applicants

Postby John014 » Mon May 06, 2019 1:52 pm

bcwife wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Hi there,
I am brand new to this group, however I have done a lot of research in regards to the process for applicants as I have been following intently with my husband, and he is now in Troop 14 this July.
My question to those of you who have had your spouse go to depot, or for those of you who have been in depot, what do you wish you would have had, or thankful you did have, in regards to support from your family. I understand it's going to be a difficult 6 months and I want to support him as much as I can from 2 provinces away.
Thanks!
When I was in Depot the most supportive thing my wife did for me was ensure she never let me get stressed out with home things. She knew I needed to keep my head in the game and not thinking about things going on at home. Other members partners were not as kind and it was obvious it was making them stressed out.

Also some of those "depot wives" Facebook pages can be filled with a tonne of drama that will just stress you out more than needed. Not saying your husband's troop mate's wives/gf's are going to be shit, but just know they will be ranging from 20-50 years old and various levels of stress/jealousy/maturity.
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Re: Spouses of RCMP members, cadets and applicants

Postby bcwife » Thu May 09, 2019 2:40 pm

John014 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 1:52 pm
bcwife wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Hi there,
I am brand new to this group, however I have done a lot of research in regards to the process for applicants as I have been following intently with my husband, and he is now in Troop 14 this July.
My question to those of you who have had your spouse go to depot, or for those of you who have been in depot, what do you wish you would have had, or thankful you did have, in regards to support from your family. I understand it's going to be a difficult 6 months and I want to support him as much as I can from 2 provinces away.
Thanks!
When I was in Depot the most supportive thing my wife did for me was ensure she never let me get stressed out with home things. She knew I needed to keep my head in the game and not thinking about things going on at home. Other members partners were not as kind and it was obvious it was making them stressed out.

Also some of those "depot wives" Facebook pages can be filled with a tonne of drama that will just stress you out more than needed. Not saying your husband's troop mate's wives/gf's are going to be shit, but just know they will be ranging from 20-50 years old and various levels of stress/jealousy/maturity.

Thank you so much for your reply. We have prepared financially, and have a family support system in place so that I have help while he is gone, this way he is able to focus 100% when he is there and not have to worry about anything back at home.

Was there anything that you liked receiving while at depot? I plan on sending care packages but I don't want to overload him with things as I know space is limited there, so trying to think of things that will actually be useful.

Yes, I have seen a few groups on Facebook that I thought would be a good support to talk to other spouses going through the same journey however- if it can be more of a drama group I may pass.

Thank you!

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Postby John014 » Fri May 10, 2019 2:00 pm

bcwife wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:40 pm



Thank you so much for your reply. We have prepared financially, and have a family support system in place so that I have help while he is gone, this way he is able to focus 100% when he is there and not have to worry about anything back at home.

Was there anything that you liked receiving while at depot? I plan on sending care packages but I don't want to overload him with things as I know space is limited there, so trying to think of things that will actually be useful.

Yes, I have seen a few groups on Facebook that I thought would be a good support to talk to other spouses going through the same journey however- if it can be more of a drama group I may pass.

Thank you!
I liked receiving a tonne of pictures of all the fun things my wife and kids were doing each weekend. These were sent electronically obviously. As for care packages it would be up to your husband on what he likes/needs.
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