Discussion in 'Int Corps' started by bigbadjimmyp, Nov 8, 2004.
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Suprised you need to ask!
probably be worth binning the scaley badge and transfering to the Womens Auxillary Balloon Corps.
Definatley worth binning the scaley capbadge!!!!
It would be difficult for me to be objective here, you should seek out someone from one of the trade groups that has just moved from the Royal Corps to the Intelligence Corps.
Before you jump ship you might like to reflect that life can be unduly influenced by the mindset of your CO.
In 1994 the CO of one Royal Signals unit told me that most of his tradesmen and tradeswomen were sad spotters who sat on their @r5es all day, processing traffic, and sorely needed to get out and spend more time on area cleaning, PT and battle camp.
Eight years later a subsequent CO of the same unit told me that he was immensely proud of the work of his troops, and he regarded them as being in the front line of TW@T ( and got them the awards to prove it!)
< he may however, be the exception that proves the rule>
Get treated like an adult.
Are expected to use your initiative.
Are valued for the work you do.
High pay band (except SSgt).
Lots of opportunity to deploy.
Lots of specialist trade courses.
When you go to Depot to do trade courses you're not expected to have your boots bulled to the eyebrows.
As an ex Scalie myself, I would say yes. Don't be like 95% of the other lot who transfer and let it all go to your head. Being in the Int Corps doesn't make you anything special and it doesn't make you a chick magnet. Obviously, coming from the Royal Corps of Sl@gs, this might come as a shock to you (said with love ladies, said with love).
I fully recommended the move. When I transfered across the Royal Corps tried to retain me by sending me away for 6 months with the White Helmets - DO NOT FALL FOR THIS PLOY AS IT IS SHITE!!!
By the way, i've signed off now but i'm probably the only person on run down who is NOT bitter, so if you want to ask any more questions I will be happy to answer them.
All the best,
Yep, it is worth transferring, I did. Ex infantry here, no regrets at all, treated like a adult, get to use the gray matter, lot more travel, better prospects.
I'm trying to make the change to the int corps from the artillery. any helpful advice/pm's sent my way also will be greatly apreciated.
Also something to think about..those that have made "the jump" are not all going to admit that their choice was crap now are they? every job going has it's faults..make sure you are transferring for the right reasons or you may as well just call it quits and leave it all behind..
CC is right, the Corps is likely to be swamped by applications to transfer as FAS takes hold. ie. We are expanding whilst many others are not.
So now it is doubly important that you want to transfer for the right reasons.
If you want to transfer becasuse the R Sigs are cr*p, how long will it be before you decide the Int Corps are cr*p?
Yes it is - come on over!
well the paper work's in! now i wait.
Be careful what you wish for.
I transferred, along with many others and initially most of us proffed quite well, as will you. You will bring diversity and skills that the Int Corps will exploit.
As for career management the Int Corps are probably the worst around. Don't get me wrong, if you have friends in the Directorate or in MCM Div you will cruise through, as the 'Golden' children ARE looked after. Ask Next_to_the_tank. If she is in an honest mood she will not give you the party line but may tell the truth.
This is not a dig at the hierarchy, not that I am arssed about annoying them. There are a few out there that will agree that nepotism goes a long way to grease the wheels. Personally, I think is a backhanded way of manipulating the system, usually to the detriment of someone else.
All I will say is.....be careful what you wish for.
Dags where have you been for the past 2 years! PL posted that over 2 years ago, undoubtedly he is now a fully paid up member of our fine establishment!
Not that i disagree with your point mind!
rash statement, I happen to know the Int Corps desk officer at MCM Div very well, he is very good at his job and there are no 'Golden Children', he hates everybody!
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