EOD Pay

#2
that incentive might be due to the large number of people intrested in US forces have to place a large number of IED's, and few people to disarm/disrupt them
 
#4
I think this has been looked at in the past. There were discussions at high levels regarding an EOD operational medal - you get the pay (using the criteria mentioned in previous posts) and get the gong as well. As I understand it, the matter was considered divisive - ie the bean counters looked at what it would cost!
Recognition (dosh, gong/both) would be rather chummy though - especially to the untold number of unsung types who have "done the business".
Staaken
 
#5
Blarney_Stone said:
If so, whom? Just the operator? The No2? The Bleep? the whole team including escorts)?
Should really be only attached REME personnel, the amount of times I got woken up to change a battery (never, actually but thats not the point).

An EOD gong sounds good though, made of chocolate I presume? Mind you the AT's that I've known would have those chomped schnell mackin.
 
#6
Medal sounds tonk but I can think of people who get extra pay for a lot less, fuck I've been drawing regular pay under false pretenses for months!
 
#8
There are enough incentives, without the need for extra EOD pay.

4 years from basic AT to Staffy, that good enough?
 
#9
dingerr said:
There are enough incentives, without the need for extra EOD pay.

4 years from basic AT to Staffy, that good enough?
Good for you maybe dingerr, how is the land of caribou and Molson worth a posting?
 
#11
stinker said:
dingerr said:
There are enough incentives, without the need for extra EOD pay.

4 years from basic AT to Staffy, that good enough?
Good for you maybe dingerr, how is the land of caribou and Molson worth a posting?
Just re-read my post and realises i didn't really make that much sense (no change there then). What i meant to point out was that the powers that be refer to the speed of promotion whenever EOD pay (often) raises its head.

Canada is great - £30 LOA a day, unless your a singly then it's feck all. No road tax, no TV licence, petrol $1 a litre and most electrical goods about half the price of the UK.

The best thing of all is that everyone leaves Ammo alone as per normal - too scared because they don't understand it.
 
#12
Blarney_Stone said:
Should personnel undertaking EOD duties get add pay? The US seem to think so:
It would depend on the underlying reason for the pay.

If the reason were an incentive - then yes, why not- it could only work to the advantage of those who were considering being an AT, and it would be money for nothing for those that were already employed as such.

However, if the nature of the pay was "danger money" - then absolutely no way (unless it was a significant sum of course).
 
#13
even if they agree to it they'll just fob you off cos 'there's no money in the kitty', like they did with the Golden Hellos :x
 
#16
Who on earth would want more pay for a difficult, specialist and/or dangerous job?

Err - paras, divers, special duties, SAS, pilots, sub-mariners, dirty/unpleasant work, aircrew, Air Despatch ... to name but a few.

This sort of reactionary thinking could lead to people volunteering and possibly resolving a recruiting problem - rediculous
 
#17
Do you have a 2 tier system within the AT trade? Are AT's who don't go EOD any less of an AT? If you introduce EOD pay for one group then the other group become disaffected and guess what?..........they leave! Now that doesn't solve a retention problem. AT's already receive faster promotion rates and higher band pay scale. Are you proposing that all specialists within CEG's should receive special pay bands? So CLA's/BOWO's/MD's/MC's/Command WO's/MSI's/Tk Tptr's/etc/etc/etc should all get a bit of extra gelt in the sky rocket .........didn't the old pay scales cover all this? Everyone proffed under pay 2000 (some more than others) and tha AT's probably came out of it better than all the other trades across the Corps. You choose to go EOD no-one is forcing you to do it, just like you choose to join up. You know your TACOS prior to doing it so FFS stop speculating and in some cases whining about how dangerous your job is! The Corps loses more soldiers to RTA's than any other cause but drivers don't gripe about danger pay. You're EOD duties are recognised as commendable and worthy of praise but pse don't place yourselves higher on the pedestal than any other in the Corps. WE Sustain not AT's Dvrs or Chefs. Rant Off
 
#18
Point proved then!!

Note to Pay Review Body: Specialist Pay - a complete waste of time & money
 
#19
not at all, but why only ammo techs? What do you do in exess of any other that warrants what in effect is 'danger money'?
 
#20
qman said:
not at all, but why only ammo techs? What do you do in exess of any other that warrants what in effect is 'danger money'?
They do bomb disposal don't they?

I am not an ATO myself, but I know a few of the pastie quaffing, beer swilling, rotund, insolent and ill-disciplined creatures (.....and that's just the officers)

"Danger Money" is a bad thing - it is a poor mans insurance cover and only the foolhardy would take up the offer - especially in the ATO world.

Perhaps an authentic AT/ATO type could pipe up and put me right (although not about the officer thing - that is a done deal. I do like the Ammo Techs though - they don't seem to be up their own arrses as much).
 
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