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Are Clerk of Works jumped up Lance Jacks??

#1
They start their course as A2 sappers, having attempted a cadre and leave 2 years later as a SSgt?
Is this right? I think not. Fine in a design cell drawing, writing reports and mincing to the mess at 1000 hrs for tea and toast, but on tour they control tasks which include bods.
Zero qualifications in this department. Lack of experience and soldiering on the ground makes for poor line managers.
Anyone have any other views? :?
 
#2
Surely it depends on the individual?
 
#3
Fair one. No doubt there are good ones out there, however mostly (the ones i've come across) are bell ends.
 
#6
having been both a lance jack and later a clerk of works in civvie life.


YES

Pompous little t w a ts
 
#7
No doubt there are decent one's out there, but most are all Knobbers who can sh1t off.
 
#8
Im just waiting for the bleating little fairies to come here to justify themselves, however, as part of their course includes spine removal (if one was present) that is highly unlikely.
 
#10
10BA09 said:
Im just waiting for the bleating little fairies to come here to justify themselves, however, as part of their course includes spine removal (if one was present) that is highly unlikely.
Don't worry there will be a gang of them somewhere, weaseling about, trying to pluck up the courage to reply with something witty, vainly trying to justify their career choice. Gimps.
 
#12
REgards said:
'kin hell fellas you must be bored, this threads never been done before has it? :roll:
Ah, youll be a clerk of works then, probably wrapped up nice and cosy in the dream world that is chillwell, or chatham maybe?
 
#15
They'll be shuffling papers round their desk, staring at the clock ready for knock off ... cos they've got youth club tonight and they don't like the bigger boys that go.
 
#17
Its a classic! Join the army to be a soldier, not a fooking jumped up macdonalds 5 star berger flipper!, Any else with your order sir? Go large?
Go un fook yourselves and get your ass in the back of a pack!
 
#18
I believe there are 2 staffys that are on a Clk Wks course at the moment, I think VENG will open the doors for longer serving bods to have a crack that have had hopefully more on site experience. Previously you had to have loads of time left to serve to be able to get on it.
 
#20
Being all serious (if you can be on here)

I have worked with some great C.O.W's and G.E's and also some complete and utter @~@@:';#'j ones (who unfortunately are in the majority)

There are alot who are just career minded and have no inclination to rock any boats as they will get promoted as long as their nose is kept clean.

All of this though has been done to death so many times on here, in units etc

and to be a devils advocate have seen many other people not suited to their rank who got it by being yes men or doing the correct sport/courses.

And no I aint a clerk of works just a full term full screw so if any should be bitter it is me seeing peeps promoted over me cos they went C.O.W. (I am not though you should see the kak jobs they get, everyones whipping boy)

Awaiting the incoming (yawn)
 

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