Navy News: "Traditional Titles Return By Popular Demand"

#6
What a surprise:-

Chefs to be called chefs until they get to PO then to be know as caterers

Stewards to be know as Stewards until PO when they to will become caterers

Writer to be called writers

but

SA's are to retain their new name of Supply Chain but shorten it to SC

We didn't see that one coming. New branch badges will be re-issued.

But at what cost????????

SM

:)
 
#11
I wonder if the name change up to the PO rate is a saving grace feature from the "Good Ideas Club"... As previously said, how much money and time has been spent on this? Have "they" not got better things to resolve .....?
Reminds me of watching BBC Parliament on Stormont and hearing an NI MP saying that nothing has been of more concern to the voters than the "high hedges" issue. He almost managed to say it with a straight face ...
 
#12
I'm guessing that a very senior individual has recently retired or moved on.

Perhaps someone who was a Supply Officer before he reached Flag Rank?

Perhaps the same very important individual who really really liked the idea of Logs titles and persuaded the RN to accept them?

Hmmmm.
 

sgtpepperband

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#13
letthecatoutofthebag said:
Word on the streets is this has been on the cards for a while since the retirement of a certain 2* Supply, sorry, Logisitics Offier and the powers that be having been waiting for a suitable "period of waiting" since he left.
Similar to the "Operator Maintainer" fiasco a few years ago... :oops:
 
#14
If they'd have asked someone who has to deal with it on a daily basis as opposed to sitting behind their, behind their comfy desks for nearly a year they could have figured out the name change was a crap idea originally and saved themselves "agonizing and exhaustive" research.

"do you think this is a good idea Jack?"

"No, it's ****"

there, research done and it only took me...oooh...about 15 seconds (not including the three hours of exgaustive research to come up the witty response of course)
 

Levers_Aligned

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#15
So. This exercise was an outright managemental failure, huh? Coupled with the feck about with badges, email, headed notepaper ... all cost afffected at a time we are on the bones off our arses.

Like the monumental balls up with OMs in the nineties and 00s, could we see the person responsible for this shown the door, please? It might restore faith in us who are not part of the brilliant ideas process ... ones who have real jobs that don't really need justifying ... that the penalty for failure is censure.

Someone was responsible for this crap.

levers
 

Seaweed

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#16
As to the 2*, I'm left wondering why 2SL or even 1SL didn't tell the man to go and do something useful. There is a time in every organisation for the senior to say to the junior, "If that's the best you can do, here's your pension."
 
#17
supermario said:
What a surprise:-

Chefs to be called chefs until they get to PO then to be know as caterers

Stewards to be know as Stewards until PO when they to will become caterers

Writer to be called writers

but

SA's are to retain their new name of Supply Chain but shorten it to SC

We didn't see that one coming. New branch badges will be re-issued.

But at what cost????????

SM

:)

Nope, can't use SC as the Booties already have them........... :oops:
 
#18
sgtpepperband said:
letthecatoutofthebag said:
Word on the streets is this has been on the cards for a while since the retirement of a certain 2* Supply, sorry, Logisitics Offier and the powers that be having been waiting for a suitable "period of waiting" since he left.
Similar to the "Operator Maintainer" fiasco a few years ago... :oops:
You say maintainer, I say Mechanic. :lol:

Soon back to source branch!
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#19
I still prefer "Rupert Maintainer" instead of Logistician (Catering Services) (Delivery) or indeed Logistician (Steward).

The irony of all this bull, is that "Writer" doesn't accurately represent the trade, whereas "Admin Clerk" does. Then again, so does "Data Janitor" :wink:
 
#20
I remember (yawn) when the 'warfare' branch, or some such other, was created.
'They' decided to put ROs on the forecastle to handle silly things like rope; coming in and out of harbour it proved nothing other than a dangerous nuisance.
They never however did a swap the other way around as Seamen were never allowed, thank all that is precious, in the MCO.
It was a cock up then and was obviously a cock up recently.
 

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