Serco are masters of taking over services for the MOD and giving the role back to someone who already does the job. Of course they will be paid way less than before but usually are pensionable so wages + pension.
As for the boring aspect. Bet your last penny on it.
Whilst at Faslane during the 90’s we all used to say that Serco would end up running the MOD one day, they won every contract that was being sold off and inevitably the wages would fall, but for many civvies out that way it was guaranteed graft for as long as you wanted it, nobody could blame them for taking the jobs.
Had a tour there as a kid (dad was in the RAF and stationed there at the time). To start with they tell us it’s a prime first strike site if WW3 happened (likely a Spetnaz raid initially apparently) and then as we’re in the control room a loud alarm + flashing red lights go off. Someone then checks a thick book and concludes it’s known space debris rather than an incoming ICBM. Pretty sure it wasn’t all made up/staged for my benefit. I guess it could be a fun place to work though…
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