Anybody know when this is released, am out of the Country atm and out of the loop completely.
Choose your branch, ......... you know the rest.letthecatoutofthebag said:And I thought I was the only bitter and twisted warfare Lt who is increasingly dismayed at the cocky sh!ts waltzing around COLLINGWOOD with two stripes even though they haven't even passed their IWOC NAVSEAWEEK (not to mention the engineers and loggies promoted Lt Cdr after half a dog watch) whilst my oppos and I seem to have bugger all chance of promotion to Lt Cdr this side of the armageddon...
Can't beat the perks of being a communicator sometimes. ;-)NotmeChief said:
If I am correct, I'd just like to say congratulations to Boredwafu for being on the signal that has just come out-I've PM'd him a copy of it.boredwafu said:
Used to happen anyway, but it's probably a lot more visible now at Lt since the demise of the General List.brigham600 said:You may now understand how some of us 'Lower deckers' felt when we were continuously passed over for CPO or WO whilst we watched others less able get promoted.
Bummer ain't it?
The basis of the old automatic promotion to LtCdr was not ones education as a teenager, tather that by completing the training laid down by the navy, some 4 years for me you had demstrated your entitlement to that magic half stripe, and the time from completion of training to getting it depended on how well you had done over those four years. Yes I know there were ******* amongst us, there are in any group, but I was surprised how some turnred out when I went to reunions, some it seemed just took a bit longer to mature. Mind you I do think some account does need to be taken of how you actually perform in the fleet.OldSparker said:Must agree with Brigham's comment on this subject. As one who sweated on the CPO's signal, then again from Lt to Lt Cdr as as SD, whilst the GL's sailed through automatically made life a tad hard to bear at times!! There were lots of particularly bright and talented GL Lt's who were clearly streets ahead of me; equally there were some bone idle and incompetent toe rags whom I knew I could buy and sell but were nevertheless promoted automatically purely on the basis of their education as a teenager! Not that I am entirely certain that the present system is fairer as a promotion report is only as good or honest as the person compiling it.
Thanks, but not for promotion, but instead they have made my flying pay pensionable - cheers pusser :thumright:the_matelot said: