I don't think they deliberatley set out to annoy or upset us, I just think that they don't give a fcuk about us. As long as the higher archy is happy & getting their glory & earning shed loads of money, why would they bother their arrses with us?
If we don't like it, so what, we leave & they empoly others in our places with the same lame promises we once fell for!
If we were happy, we would stay in longer, and then they'd have to promote us!! and still have all the hastle of rerecruiting, so why not treat us like crap, push us till we leave, then you don't have to promote anyone & you save lots of money!!
The AMS has always been run so that the doctors are OK and looked after, now AMD are realising that because of this, others within the Corps have become disillusioned by being treated as second class and are leaving in droves.
Moves are afoot to sort it, but its been years of deglect and will probably take years to correct.
Difficult for me, an OR nurse, and everyone I know. Doesn't seem to matter who - nurses, midwives, radiographers, medics and even doctors, god forbid!
Career planning, moving, CPD, comunication. Every damn thing!
For one example we recently had a briefing to explain the Defence Medical Plan and not one of our questions were answered adequately. The only thing my peers and I gathered from it was that alot of money was being spent to employ senior officers in commitees......what these commitees were for I still don't know.
The Nurse Education Adviser for the RAF is visiting soon and we have been offered interveiws to discuss training needs etc.
Heard on the grapevine that we are not allowed to talk to him as the RAF shouldn't be interfering. Fair enough but so much for the purple-common-terms-of-service stance!
But the real killer is as I'm under a RAF chain of command the Army NEA is not allowed to visit us either
I ask you what the flock is all this about? How on earth am I supposed to fulfill my PREP requirements essential for continued registration and therefore a CEG requirement if I can't talk to anyone about it??????