I am sure (may be wrong) that when Civil servants retire then come back on another contract they get all their pension rights?I really struggle to understand how we are penalised with pension abatement. In my opinion it is theft! If I leave and take new job with another employer that pays the same (or more) than my former RN salary my pension is not abated. So, why should this happen if I leave and start a new contract with the RN?
Where does the money which is taken from you as abatement go? Does it come back to you later on or is it gone for good?
If I were to leave as a chief and started a FTRS job as a chief I'd be getting paid exactly the same as if I was to leave as a chief and start a FTRS job as an AB. Same money for a fraction of the work and responsibility.