Answers simple then go do the course get some hours in and shoot of to civvy street. This retention bonus was not driven by the Army, it is a tri service effort. Am fairly sure the if your individual trade becomes that bad and civvies are wanting that trade some thing similar would come your way, and of course you would turn it down..........or B
We got the bonus so we didn't feck off and do someone elses job.
As vortex said, it wasn't an Army or AAC driven thing, it was pre-empted by the crabs who had a shortfall of pilots.
I didn't ask for it but I certainly wasn't going to refuse it.
(It wasn't really a freeby either, the payment was in lieu of signing on for a further five years which equates to about an extra Â£8 a day. The Â£30k or Â£50k was taxed too so the actual payment was in the region of 18k and 24k).
Well being the poor pay bod that had to process an officers fri it sort of sticks in the throat when the only thing he has flown in 2 years is a desk! No i wouldnt turn down any financial incentive and that is because i would have EARNT IT. No higher rates of pay for me, no late start, no early finish, sports afternoon a distant memory from training and lunch time knock off but a dream. I acknowledge that it is a long and hard course to become a pilot, however do they include the clerks course aswell? it just seems so when all pilots THINK they know what they are entitled to. Yes i have got a cokc stand over this and now my rant is over and my soap box safely stowed.
(It wasn't really a freeby either, the payment was in lieu of signing on for a further five years which equates to about an extra Â£8 a day. The Â£30k or Â£50k was taxed too so the actual payment was in the region of 18k and 24k).[/quote]
Oh the hardships of being a pilot. Was that Â£8 a day in addition to yuor already hefty pilots pay (upto Â£35 per day)??
Fcukup, last month in the region of 40 hours, this month about 14.
madmackem14, are you some sort of commie? Do you think everyone should be totally equal, on equal wages, regardless of what skills they have? Or are you the sort that sits on his/her arrse and whines at others who have decided to do something about their situation?
Let me know when collecting the new batch of paperclips from RHQ becomes a bit more dangerous than this;
I don't know what the fuss is about. It is a fact of life that MOD has paid retention bonuses to all sorts of different trades at various times. It is rather a desperate and crude means of manning management, but it is just the way it is.
The Navy has had to offer Nuclear watchkeeper submariners big retention bonuses, owing to a dearth of people coming into the branch. After all, there is only a finite supply of blokes who like smelling of p*ss, living cuddled up to a nuclear kettle, and daisy-chaining each other in the Bomb Compartments..