Apparently - for those of you looking after TA units - Pay 2K will require each soldier to be established against an LSN. Speaking as someone holding700 troops against an establishment of 322 this will mean some interesting accounting at Glasgow or no pay for a few TA chaps!
As a Household Cavalry Officer I am somewhat confused regarding all these complaints about Pay2000. Surely if you are not being paid enough you just dip into your private income, or phone up daddy and ask him to send you a postal order.
I think that you should only get the higher rate if you do your wartime role in peacetime for real and dont spend all your peacetime practising your war role. I mean the teeth arms earn their money when they actually deploy (doesn't everybody?) But the rest of the time they do seem to spend a lot of time in PT Kit or on block leave not really doing much at all.
Hey Cyrano you could earn millions doing research for the MOD finding things out like "women are not as robust as men". 2 bands and someone has to be in the lower one. Hm so thats what all the noise was about. A true statement but it doesn't make it right or fair.
well seeing as pay2K was one of the major reasons i signed the line, i have a few comments!
the increments would have been fine if the time had been taken to work out the individual starting levels, instead of saying all will start at the same level. this was really fair for the seniors in each rank
as a REME lance jack having served 5 years in rank i was really looking forward to the jump in pay between L/Cpl and Cpl, then pay2K came along and the promotion was worth something like £1.50 a day, did the same happen in other corps/regiments?
the system was aimed at making a fairer payscale to come into line with civilian equivalents, do civi's have a 2 level system that everyone is included in. or should the job descriptions dictate the individuals pay within the services.
and yes within the army i believe that having your NVQ4 in management does warrant an increments advantage
My sympathy with you and the thousands of others STL. I had been WO1 for over 4 years and have to mark time for 3 years so someone promoted after Pay 2K kicked in went onto the same rate as me. An absolute load of cobblers but not wholly surprising these days unfortunately, just wish that I hadnt passed the point of no return when it was introduced otherwise like you, I would not be sat in darkness!!