SO1 promotion to increase by up to 20%

#4
SO1 increasing by 20%?

A - is this just reinstating the reduction in promotion numbers from last years Galaxy?

B - what on earth are they all going to do? Seriously?!
 

wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
#5
a) no its an increase in the requirement over and above...

b) heavens knows but I work in a place that is "one brick thin" and we are sinking, for want of SO1's.

One thing I do know is that given the funding crisis we have and the manning issues they wouldn't create further posts unless it was necessary.

I will add the Galaxy Ref tomorrow.
 

Guns

War Hero
Moderator
#6
Also there is that bulge of SO1s from the old GL promotion round in the 80s that will be retiring soon.
 

silverfox

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#7
Don't see this as an increase in overall numbers. As Guns says there is a rump about to disappear.

The figure is a percentage increase in the numbers currently promoted. ie in the Warfare world it will mean an extra 8 or 9 bods.

It will also not happen for a few years yet.
 
#8
Rgr, fair enough. I suppose I should be thankful as it'll have (hopefully) a knock-on effect down the line for me (and no, I'm not Norman!).

Here's another question though - with the reduction in SASB2 jobs, can anyone foresee a time where sea command at SO1 is no longer a prerequisite for sea command at AD/OF5 level (a la the RMs)?
 
#9
alfred_the_great said:
can anyone foresee a time where sea command at SO1 is no longer a prerequisite for sea command at AD/OF5 level (a la the RMs)?
Interesting idea, it would need a radical re-think of what the OF5 level CO actually does at sea. It does rather open up the potential for lower life forms to argue the case as well.
 
#10
Karma said:
alfred_the_great said:
can anyone foresee a time where sea command at SO1 is no longer a prerequisite for sea command at AD/OF5 level (a la the RMs)?
Interesting idea, it would need a radical re-think of what the OF5 level CO actually does at sea. It does rather open up the potential for lower life forms to argue the case as well.
Think in a strategic manner whilst leaving the Spec N to get on with driving the ship and Ops to produce the shortcast...?

On a slightly more serious note, with less than 20 FF/DD, if we do limit ourselves to SO1 command being a pre-requisite for higher drives (and generally higher things) are we not in danger of introducing an unnecessarily early filter (and possibly start a zero defect culture). I can see the validity of the reasoning in the old days when the bridge card was four pages long, but not so much now.

Or perhaps I should stop worrying about big picture stuff well above my pay-grade and get back to fablon-ing my logs for MASC!
 
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