it will all blow over soon enough!! just wait for the dust to settle!!!
just the new bloke stamping his authority!! (although i dont think was very wise for him to go into the blandford camp bar with a load of pissed up pissed off upgraders, to watch the england match!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Dude that is out of order. I've griped and whinged on here as much as anyone but some stuff DOES NOT NEED TO BE SAID. It aint the troop cadre (are we still allowed to call em that or is it duty of care personnel) making decisins. Yes certain individuals need to stop taking so much pleasure in enforcing these orders. (you might have done 10 years we've done 5, who's the stupid one).
And Daz. i'm a fairly big target but i reckon you aint gonna hit me anyway.
Come guys the troop cadre are taking a lot of crap here its not their fault that they not only were not bright enough to be techs in the first place but then ended up being so rubbish at a lesser trade they had be posted out of trade to then become bitter at techs progressing along a superior career path.
After reading the majority of threads on here, it is plain to see that all this moaning is coming from tech's and all the moaning directed at that perticular Sqn. I don't see any of the other Sqn's taking some stick, nor do i hear any complaints from the other upgraders.
So it seems to me that tech's can't take being told what to do, and that stems from receiving their lance jacks as sprogs and from there on in they think they are gods gift. So do us a favour tech's stop fecking moaning, do your course, open your cornflakes packet and take your 3 stripes then all you have to look forward to is your five year money!!!!!!!!!
Seems more like the techs (like you're self ?) seem to be the one's with the attitude problem, lets be honest most of the self righteous whining has been for the techs, and perhaps thats go's part why to explaining why other trades have a lack of respect towards tech JNCO's (and it's been like that since the year dot)
Lets face it, posts like
whats the matter nald?
Upset because it took you twelve years to get to Cpl?
Still bitter you couldn't be a tech?
No I bet you are one of those I could have been a tech but I didn't want to, you are I can sense it.
More likely failed the course or laughed at when you suggested that you would like to be a tech with an IQ of 17
I'm a tech upgrader and who the Feck do you think you are to question my integrity. I have served in the same army as you for 6 years without a sinlge Regimental entry to date. I have always kept my nose clean but If I have ever made a mistake and got a punishment I have taken it on the chin just as I did when I was a sprog, that is after all the game that we all play. My only gripe is that I didnt expect to be treated as a sprog on my reurn to this place, especially when I have to give up so much of my own time to gain a fantastic civilian recognised qualification (oh and what did you get for yours a thank you and feck off???) that the army requires me to pass in order to progress in my own carear.
I just cant stand pricks like you that are jealous of the accelerated promotion that we get and therefore more money and better job prospects on the other side. Tell you what mate GET OVER IT U USELES PRICK. If it botheres you that much sign off and go clean toilets some whre dick.
Dont sit on the fence there tiprat, say what you feel. Anyway DAz sounds like a prime example of a biff tech anyway. Let me guess mate, decided not to be a tech because your trade gave you job satisfaction. Well ours gives us money and promotion. I'm very satisfied.
Techs are whineing because we are here for a year, do a hard course are expected to be grown ups but treated like kids!!!
It appears we fit into an either or catorgory. Take rememberence parade. (and i'm well aware you'll all think, hang on he's having a pop) All of the sprogs were on the practices, that started 2 weeks prior, and so were the tech upgraders. No one else.
We practiced going on, turning, standing to attention, standing at ease, turning, marching off.
The PS rocked up on the day, got told what to do and did it!!! That was Sigies and up.
Because Techs are posted in, we get buggered about more and for longer
Daz you are a ponce!!!
and probabley a Liney, I'm going to have your RD slot.
Sorry, did i miss something, when exactly did i question you're "integrity",what i have done is question the self pitying whining and stuck up attitude of some of the people posting here, unfortunately most of them seem to be techs, and it's not just me who's spotted that.
As i pointed out to "bloxwiegan" carry on like the sun shines out of the collective arses of techs hardly endues you're trade to the rest of the corps.
As for the accusation that i'm "jealous of the accelerated promotion" that techs enjoy, sorry, you've got the wrong end of the stick again, the tapes go with the trade, fine by me,but..................and it's a big but, you (not you per say, but techs in general) need to understand that just because you've been giving a tape for passing you're trade course, respect needs to be earned, and acting as if you're shit doesn't stink like everyone elses go's down like a lead ballon with the other trades, that includes following orders when they are giving to you, without the endless carping thats been going on in these forums.
But if thats too hard for you, perhaps you and the other whiners should ask for a posting to Civ Div ASAP
Come on guys we have all been there whether it was Catterick or Blandford.
As a student you get fecked about and shat on daily, it is part of training. But as a Cpl you will get less than the crows although losing your Reg/Sqn status in the Blandford Borg hurts. It is however an ideal opportunity for you to shine above your fellow peers (and many do, mostly our airborne types) and get in amongst it.
Now the gripping of Phase 3 students was a long time coming becuase the people before you took the p1ss. So stop blaming those above you, blame those before you.
So by all means get to the NAAFI and stick it to the man over a pint, apart from that just crack on and get on with it.
The Tech upgraders are in catch 22 as they are both PS and students but the default setting for them is as a student, it is black and white. You have to let go of this "we should be seperate as we are PS" becuase your only on the PS list becuase of the way you are administered and housed.
Give it a couple of weeks all these issues will start to die down and the status quo will return, that is if you allow it to do so.
Keep chucking more logs on the fire and long may it burn...