Officers vs Common Soldiers... what exactly IS the difference...

Yes I said the above.
Now point out the bit where it says £27k.
Go on Chunks - you can do it. ...
You did say you were on £40k / year (ish) I believe - 2/3 of that is £26.6k / year; rounding it up to £27k seems fair.

A 35 hour week (give or take), no deployments, no bullshit, and £40+k a year.
 

Stibbon

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You did say you were on £40k / year (ish) I believe - 2/3 of that is £26.6k / year; rounding it up to £27k seems fair.
Nice try, but I actually said £40k + I think you'll find.
I then went on to say later that about £30k rather than £27k was probably more accurate but our erstwhile friend is a bit blinkered in that respect.
He seems to feel that leaving the army and only earning £30k a year would be something to be ashamed of?
 
Nice try, but I actually said £40k + I think you'll find.
I then went on to say later that about £30k rather than £27k was probably more accurate but our erstwhile friend is a bit blinkered in that respect.
He seems to feel that leaving the army and only earning £30k a year would be something to be ashamed of?
If it were much over 40, then most people would have put that - so 27k to 30k is roughly roughly that.

I pass no judgement on the salaries of others - my dad had to graft his balls off for his entire life to earn a pittance; I am lucky that I fell into a job after the army which gave me a niche expertise, then to another bank that now rewards me well for not a huge amount of effort (hopefully it will last!).
 
Yes I said the above.
Now point out the bit where it says £27k.
Go on Chunks - you can do it. ...
what is approx 2/3 of 40k my cowardly friend?
 
Genuinely, I've been round most messes in my Corps and never once have I seen cake on offer at tea time (toast and occasionally biscuits if you are lucky), and never before 1600.
I suspect the idle, greedy, workshy cake-scoffers were having it all good and early, to avoid having to share it with the likes of you . . . .
 
Nice try, but I actually said £40k + I think you'll find.
I then went on to say later that about £30k rather than £27k was probably more accurate but our erstwhile friend is a bit blinkered in that respect.
He seems to feel that leaving the army and only earning £30k a year would be something to be ashamed of?
Anyone leaving after their IP point who cant earn more than 30k should be ashamed.
No wonder you are clinging on.
 

Stibbon

Old-Salt
If it were much over 40, then most people would have put that - so 27k to 30k is roughly roughly that.

I pass no judgement on the salaries of others - my dad had to graft his balls off for his entire life to earn a pittance; I am lucky that I fell into a job after the army which gave me a niche expertise, then to another bank that now rewards me well for not a huge amount of effort (hopefully it will last!).
Yeah, I'm happy to concede that point to you I suppose - I just don't like being misquoted. ;)

Rightly or wrongly the opportunities to just stay employed by the army (NRPS followed by FTRS) just kept coming along. I never fancied trying LE and being not professionally qualified in anything that might have translated to a worthwhile career change in civvy street (bar the 4 O levels I left school with) I just stayed. Best decision I ever made to be honest.
I totally don't understand the contempt and scorn displayed by certain members on here for having remained in a well-paid job that suits me. I only ventured onto this thread to offer some constructive advice and 1 simple fact, yet within a few short posts, I'm besieged by rude morons indulging in a pissing contest.

Bank work you say? I'd be interested to know what your army background was if you wish to take it to PM? Just curious. :)
 

Stibbon

Old-Salt
Anyone leaving after their IP point who cant earn more than 30k should be ashamed.
No wonder you are clinging on.
You're entitled to your opinion I suppose.

I'd be interested to see proof of your £60+k a year "job" that you're engaged in now I must say. Seeing as how you left the army as an overweight blanket stacker. You'll forgive my cynicism of course ... ;)
 

Stibbon

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You forgot to mention that Stubbins is a wee bit of a cock too. ******* FTRS, the combat indicator of the terminal critter.

Pretty apt name you have there.

Was Retard already taken?
 

Fang_Farrier

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I certainly don't recall this high level of wit and repartee in the Officers' Mess.
 
You're entitled to your opinion I suppose.

I'd be interested to see proof of your £60+k a year "job" that you're engaged in now I must say. Seeing as how you left the army as an overweight blanket stacker. You'll forgive my cynicism of course ... ;)

How embarrassing for you that you don't even have the capabilities to find these jobs yourself, talk about institutionalised.
I said I was on about a grand a week not 60k, however I'm getting anothet pay rise next month so will indeed be taking home 60k.
Thats not a boast by the way, merely pointing out how sad it is that you cant manage to find a decent paying jobs after decades in the army.
 

Stibbon

Old-Salt
How embarrassing for you that you don't even have the capabilities to find these jobs yourself, talk about institutionalised.
I said I was on about a grand a week not 60k, however I'm getting anothet pay rise next month so will indeed be taking home 60k.
Thats not a boast by the way, merely pointing out how sad it is that you cant manage to find a decent paying jobs after decades in the army.
Oh dear. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer are you?
You claimed you were on just under a grand a week "take home" as I recall.
Do the arithmetic son. That's circa £50k a year which means you must be on at least £60k a year before tax.

Or so you say ... army reject ...
 

Stibbon

Old-Salt
I'll always comment when the subject's a critter, the fact you're a hat super-STAB too is just the icing on the cake.
Everybody's a hat to an airborne crow like yourself innit? Just what the thread needs - another ****** with a chip ..
 
I wish.

Usually consists of a pot of luke warm tea, rancid coffee, Sunblest bread and a toaster where some cnut has mixed the knives so there's Marmite in the Nutella making the resulting jar reminiscent of @jarrod248 's **** offerings. Just to add insult to injury, the mess staff usually fukc with you by putting fresh marmalade out every Monday but refusing to do the decent thing with the nutty-choco toast confection until it needs replenishing leading to impotent rage amongst the more grown up members of the mess and a discussion amongst the YOs about whether you should commit the "fund" on offer to the brave soul prepared to go balls-deep in the camp howler to whoever eats the top scrape of the offending yeast infected spread.

Officers. We have it tough.
On one occasion (just the one), the tea platter was adorned with a rather snazzy looking herb crust cheese. Closer inspection revealed a can of Cheese Possessed that had been rolled in parsley.

I often wonder if the Messing Member has managed to walk upright since.
 
Everybody's a hat to an airborne crow like yourself innit? Just what the thread needs - another ****** with a chip ..
BS is renowned throughout Arrse as a major troll, who enjoys winding up those who engage in willy waving contests. If you feed it, it will bite. DO NOT FEED........... I have it on ignore.
 

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