Soz for questioning your statements above, but if your a WO and you care for your soldiers, why not give them the day off post shift anyway? That's easily within your power. And again as a WO, with your rank you can make a difference to pay problems by approaching the soldier(s) concerned and warn about their conduct if they are constantly cocking up your soldiers pay, then pay a visit to RHQ and speak to the persons IC or indeed the Adjut. As a WO you'll have some bite within your unit to make things like this happen. Correct?
As much as it pains me to say this, yes I try to help, assist and cadjole folk to look out for themselves and others. However, as a dirty necked sweat about to enter the realms of senility ("40th birthday, you're out old son"), I have tried and am told that their (RHQ)line manager (Officer) will sort it out. You see us combat arms have no control over the little world of Clerical and Medical, almost like the Masons. The tail that wags the dog. Let's not forget they can also get a career til their 55. Sour grapes? No, i am sorted but look out the AGC for age discrimination claims in the United Kingdom of Litigation!!!!!!!!!! Bahh Humbug
Army Clerks? What man wants to be a typist? Bunch of Muriels. Seen one with the 'blue badge of courage' on the other day. Wanted to ask him if he jumped in with a filing cabinet........but he gave me a long withering stare and I was too scared to. OOOOoooooooooohhhh..........typists..........scary!!
Got to agree with gunny on his post. As a senile Warrant, it's you who has the power. Rather than going to tea and toast and brown nosing it with the Razzman, make waves and manage/lead/break the fcuking tail off. Whats up with Warrants nowadays, do they not still run the Bn??
It does appear you have more sour grapes than the Mosel after a blizzard though.
Do any of you know waht your Clerks do? Fine there are a few to$$ers in the pay side who always blame Glasgow for their fcuk ups, but do not tar them all with the same brush.
I personally, after having been a Clerk for 12 Years have never had a day off after a duty. There is no such thing as a NAAFI Break, Sports Afternoon or eartly finish on a Friday for the majority of Clerks.
I have been spammed with Guard Commander and Duty Clerks, whilst the QM's Storemen get away with doing "Duty Storeman" without the Guard Commanders/Guard 2i/c.
Not much would get done in a Unit if it wasn't for the Clerks, Chefs or the REME. Having been posted to Infantry Units and a Cavalry Unit, they all think they are better than the Clerks.
Fair enough, when I was with a certain Northern Infantry Regiment on exercise the BHQ Clerks stayed in the nice a cold, whilst prior to the Exercise season I got myself trained as a Radio operator, Warrior Driver and Gunner, therefore making myself more employable.
Not all Clerks are Ex Infantry/Gunner wasters who can't make the grade in their own Corps