Would I? I am more likely to berate them for not managing their career well.
Working in hospitals (thats a big confusing place with sick people for you non-tech types) I would expect everyone to know, the limited number of places where they might go.
I also think that I gave him, or her, the information that they required. Just how many LCpl CMT posts do you think there are? is it reasonable to expect a posted list, involving the work they they should be doing off their own back?
Wow, I get a mention without even making a comment!!
but if it was a newly qualified ODP Id say 'well, its an MDHU for you for 12 moths, which would include a 3 month operational tour to say, Iraq, towards the end of the 12 months. Then your next posting will to a field unit, more than likely 16 CSMR where youll be treated like a CMT (but with a bigger wage packet at the end of the month) for 2-3 years before returning to the world that is clinical and deployable.'
See, newly qualified ODPs know exactly whats going to happen to them for their first 3 postings. and I didnt mention agency once!!
I'm with VC on this, it's clearly not about lack of initiative, it's about lack of information. As for people berating the poster for poor career management, it's probably poor management by his/her seniors that has forced them to ask the question here.