2 (NC) Sig Bde SNCO and WO study weekend

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by polar, Jul 31, 2007.

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  1. The 2nd one is to run in November, I went on the last one and it was one of the best weekends I've been on in recent years. Many of the speakers will have been on the corps study days (in Elmpt?).

    p.s. The class 2-1 workbook has been revised, new version is 1.3 dated July 2007 (available on RLI). Now need 2 years of class 2 experience before attendance.

    p.p.s. Where the frack have the 2-3 workbooks gone from the RLI. Not on 2 Sig Bde website or SOINC

    p.p.p.s. Why isn't the RSTO for Op class 1 (/REEBOK for Dummies) being released?

    p.p.p.p.s. Is training on NCRS no longer required? Our 2IC says this is the case as it was mentioned in a DIN.

    p.p.p.p.p.s Whats a DIN?
     
  2. DIN = Deffence instruction Notice i think polar

    well thats just ******* great 2 years experiance for class 2 fooking changing goal posts again for **** sake
     
  3. NC = No Comms?
     
  4. New workbook is with a Sgt at your location (yes I know its the 3rd one in less than one year).

    I'm working on it. I suspect we can work on a strong case for the class 1 being a pre course requisite for the new REEBOK/EDWIN course (this is currently ECDL which again is crap - I hold a NVQ Level 4 in IT and I can't attend the * course)

    I really sympathize with your situation but we are working with people with little understanding of comms, poor understanding of the TA and/or the most hated YofS in the TA.
     
  5. dont worry

    Lost interest now thinking of leaving to tell you the truth cause its fooking poo that the previous 10 years of ta carrer means nothing to the TA signals. i know as much as half the sgts for fook sake. not being big headed but i do.

    it stinks sometimes and i actually wonder why i bother with it
     
  6. Yet I do. Your leaving would be a major loss. Most of the problems have been solved (piss poor PSI's), together we may still get around this new 2 year thing.

    I thought you were after my job? Giving you a chance to sort things out (better than me), isn't that a reason for carrying on.
     
  7. it would be but really can not be arrsed with it

    things are not the same & if it carrys on this way you wont have a job for me to take.
    when you think about the class 1 situation its been 3 workbooks in 7 months not a year, i feel like the previous 10 years service means nothing to the TA Signals. i have not got anything out of a training weekend this year as every single weekend i am instructing.

    then why the rest of the sqn get looked after for matts i am left needing CBRN even though i am an instructor. which is a qualification i have onyl used 3 times in 8 months.

    its just shit at mo polar, ontop of that for 6 DAYS WORK LAST MONTH THEY PAID ME £45.06 that doesnt even cover my fuckin travel
     
  8. Seeing as I have 5 class 1 quals (inc 3 sigs ones) I understand your concerns.

    I've not had time to compare the new Class 2-1 workbook, it may just be cosmetic (it now looks very professional).

    I think we can get around the workbook, seeing as version 1.1 was signed off by me, version 1.2 signed off by a SPSI and I'm sure 1.3 can be signed off by regt YofS/SPSI/myself, but the time barrier is out of my hands.
     
  9. Yes i understand that

    Just sick of being messed about its someones carear make a decision and stick to It

    May be scary spice might have something to say about the reasons for this

    the main point from what i can see - is
    its to stop those people that join being qualified to class to quickly without having the knwledge.
    i.e. Joe bloggs joins does his recruit training CMSR - then does his trade training in his first year.
    he than does his class 2 work book based over a year to qualifiy for class 2 after qulification for class 2 he then does his pre class 1 work book in his next year before he can attend his class 1 so in reel terms he could have been a class 1 signaller after 3 or 4 years but now thats been pushed further back to may be 4 - 5 years.

    apposed to Jim Bloggs
    Joins Ta as infantry soldier- does 2 op tours has infantry attahced to R sigs Bosnia - Iraq, spends time doing both Section 2 i/c & commander roles,
    also qualfies in basic signalling skills and helps to run the company signals det. also spends time doing relelvent other courses to teach matts or old itds as was.

    after 10 years decides change of path required moves to signals does trade camp after 2 months of being there with a bloody glowing report, then does class 2 as well in short time, and also having class one book signed off but now has to wait a further fooking 2 years cause of the class 1 course stats you need 2 years is fooking mind boggling and not thought about there should be special dispensation. for some people providing they can provide proof of the knowledge they have to attend the course.

    I have just had enough and think my quals i have will be better suited elsewere. Were my qualities will a, be used to there advantage b not took for granted, and i might actually get something out of it.

    Not just bleeting as well for anyone else reading the thread will be telling this to my TC and OC at the weekend

    Watto
     
  10. msr

    msr LE

    Watto,

    I can understand your frustration. The career paths dictated by Crewman 2000 is causing all sorts of problems for the RA (V).

    msr
     
  11. Thanks MSR

    its getting a bit beyond a joke we have had 3 changes in a fooking year
     
  12. We also don't know if the time period is set in stone, you already know that people from regt HQ have got ex-inf onto courses within recommended time frames. Yes your TC/SPSI/Regt YofS know about your concerns, I've spoken to each one about it.
     
  13. I think your 1.2 is still valid, I need to check though
     
  14. msr

    msr LE

    And don't even get me started on the fannying around which has / is going on with MK1 ;)

    msr
     
  15. ^Its a long path for justice!

    Wato, I want you on that course ... I need spies (and someone who's willing to speak their mind if the course is shite and will not accept substandard courses)