You have no idea how tedious it is seeing the same thing over and over again. Especially when people hijack threads.
I tend to completely ignore vetting/RAD threads now, for two main reasons:
1: usually we can’t give an answer, as this is nothing to do with what we as officers do. We don’t work in that area, so will/can not give you information on things we have absolutely no idea about.
2: the RADS and vetting seems to have changed a lot over the years, so what we experienced may not be what you’re experiencing right now.
As for negative posts, well, you may see it as that, but we see it as being honest. It’s not a job for the faint hearted. We desperately need more staff, but the right kind of staff. This job is not for everyone and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. At least you have more of an idea of what you’re letting yourselves in for, rather than coming in with your eyes completely shut!
And yes, I too (many years ago) worried about “what if I hate the job?”, “What if I’m rubbish at it and it’s not for me?”. I’d say that’s normal for the majority of us.
In fact, I’d think you’d be a bit off key to never ask yourself those questions...