1 Days Pay Scheme....mmmm??

#1
1DPS, now i always thought it was for worthwhile activities/needs and wow betide anyone who isnt in it otherwise hell and damnation be reaped upon you! But, whats this i hear that around £3k of it is spent on the RSM's Cadre of which they run about 2 a year if i remember correctly?
Now obviously to be a RSM you have to be
1. A Trog (well come on, most of them are)
2. Love shiny pacesticks even if they are not the correct ones.
3. Ceased all trade activity after the Class 2 Cse.
4. And of course in the 1 DPS!

My thinking then is if you are a WO1 and remained in the trade stream then are we not missing out on the money we paid in because we dont attend the RSM course? I thought the 1 DPS was run along the same methodology as the PRI fund in that its available for the good and benefit of all the Regt and not just selected few?
 
#3
I don't know, I was never in it for the RLC. I was for RAOC.
 
#4
ODPS is an utter joke they shine it up a little (and have done some but only some good stuff) but outside the Deepcut triangle it is pointless, but by all account the dinners and piss ups they have are blinding.
 
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#7
ISTR being invited to contribute to a similar scheme for the AAC shortly after I joined. Something to do with supporting our Regimental Association. I think we bought a balloon that some prat subsequently torched.
 
#8
I havn't got a clue what ours is spent on, well apart from apparently piss ups for newly promoted RSM's but on the WO CLM and the "fireside chat" with the Corps RSM at the time its put in no certain terms "you will be in it".
 
#12
This is obviously a rumor as why would any additional costs not be borne by those attending the cadre. If it is true then it does seem a little unfair but I bet it's a great piss up !!!


And shouldn't all soldiers who join the army aspire to be the top of their tree?
 
#13
Oh come on who in the right mind is not pleased that they are giving away their hard earned pay so that the finest in the Corps can go on the piss?
Oh and wasn't that fine young man that decided the comedian ought not be on stage at the 20th Anniversary a SSM, soon to be RSM (presuming it gets brushed under the carpet), another one of the finest in the Corps! Yes, I can not think of a better way to spend our money.
Unless of course we use it for the Conductors parchment ceremony, of which I believe the Corps has a problem funding?
 

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#14
I am a huge supporter of the ODP scheme. When I had a problem and asked my Regimental Association for help it was given freely, quickly and helped me to get over an extremely emotional time. I had been a member of the OPD scheme and 30 years later it was there for me. This is a major source of funds for benevolent work carried out by Regimental Associations.
 
#15
This is obviously a rumor as why would any additional costs not be borne by those attending the cadre. If it is true then it does seem a little unfair but I bet it's a great piss up !!!


And shouldn't all soldiers who join the army aspire to be the top of their tree?
Depends how big your tree is? Whose to say the post of RSM is?
My CV at the moment reads better being a trade WO than an RSM would.
 
#16
Both One Days Pay Scheme (which it isn't a days pay for RLC anymore) and PRI subs have been debated before on Arrse;

http://www.arrse.co.uk/pay-claims-jpa/150419-service-days-pay.html

http://www.arrse.co.uk/finance/83156-pri-fund-collections-legal-theft.html

I for one resent paying out to fund others activities. If I want to attend Adv Trg then I should pay the full cost, why should others subsidise my hobbies?

A wonderful example of my money going to a good cause.

http://www.arrse.co.uk/rlc/56187-royal-logistics-sic-corps-tentpegging-association.html

As for payments for serving/ex serving in financial hardship its called a bank, or spend what you earn, you could even go to one of those well known charities you know RBL or ABF.

IIRC you don't even have to have been a member of the scheme to benefit.

Utter shit in this day and age and should be stopped
 
#17
Deja Vu?
Stacker, Stacker, Stacker. He will now appear and discuss ad nauseam.
 
#18
I had been a member of the OPD scheme and 30 years later it was there for me.

It does have it's benefits and I am glad they were there for you, but in our Corp it is a frigging joke. As for the SSM getting rid of the act on Corp Night he will commission in 3 years like the other criminally convicted are being groomed for. even the ones that brain damage people in a fight
 

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#20
**** me, you loggies are a bitter bunch.
 

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