Posting length

#1
Having had a couple of them now, I have found that 2-year postings seem to be too short, taking into account relocation, getting the kids in school, etc. In the past (before children) however, I used to think that 3-year postings were too long! (Not happy unless I'm moaning!)
Obviously, everybody's preferences are different according to personal critera at a given gime, so could there be a way as to introduce some kind of 'option' system on receipt of a Posting Order for said Posting to be either 2 or 3 years? I know I would certainly prefer a choice, but realise the amount of extra gash admin this could create for APC-MCM Div.
 
#2
peanut_head said:
Having had a couple of them now, I have found that 2-year postings seem to be too short, taking into account relocation, getting the kids in school, etc. In the past (before children) however, I used to think that 3-year postings were too long! (Not happy unless I'm moaning!)
Obviously, everybody's preferences are different according to personal critera at a given gime, so could there be a way as to introduce some kind of 'option' system on receipt of a Posting Order for said Posting to be either 2 or 3 years? I know I would certainly prefer a choice, but realise the amount of extra gash admin this could create for APC-MCM Div.
I like what you are saying. 2 year postings are great for getting junior soldiers exposure to the various postings/units, but later in your career moving every 2 years can be a bit of a pain. It shouldn't be too difficult for MCM Div to manage; they currently have some OPMI(L)s on 2 year tours and others on 3 year tours.
 
#3
peanut_head said:
Having had a couple of them now, I have found that 2-year postings seem to be too short, taking into account relocation, getting the kids in school, etc. In the past (before children) however, I used to think that 3-year postings were too long! (Not happy unless I'm moaning!)
Obviously, everybody's preferences are different according to personal critera at a given gime, so could there be a way as to introduce some kind of 'option' system on receipt of a Posting Order for said Posting to be either 2 or 3 years? I know I would certainly prefer a choice, but realise the amount of extra gash admin this could create for APC-MCM Div.
That would certainly suit my needs. Instead of putting in a PPP and hoping for that extension, not knowing what will happen, just put in for 3 years and that's you set.

And with the option you would be able to take your career in a direction of your choosing.

However if there were only a minority of chaps taking the 3 year posting that could cause some issues over the "army choice" that could be made by others. Manning may become slightly more complex...
 
#6
deerhunter said:
Op_Int_and_Spy said:
Generally speaking, if you ask for an extension early enough...
As you are an Op Int I take it that means a penis extension...
Yet again your lack of other trade skills shows! Whilst it is truly amazing what medical procedures you can con the army doctors into giving you for free*, some things you can't make any bigger!

*unfortunately for darksiders they can't be conned into giving out personality transplants. ;)
 
#7
Mate, once again your ability to deal with banter in a light-hearted manner shows. The only remedial or reconstructive procedure I would concern myself with, if I were you, is having your crowns done by the Dentist. They are surely worn down with all the biting you do.

If you genuinely mistook my childish comment for genuine ignorance of Service Medical Services' Provision* then there is even more scope to mock you than I first thought.

*Bearing in mind that two Spec Ops have requested sex changes (no, not a joke), and that the MOD has paid for breast enhancement and reduction surgery for females on many occasions. I believe it will not be long before the hard-pressed Medical Services are asked to provide penis enlargements. Apart from the problem of cost and necessity, the only problem I can envisage is that you Op Ints will wear your berets on the body part in question.
 
#8
deerhunter said:
Mate, once again your ability to deal with banter in a light-hearted manner shows. The only remedial or reconstructive procedure I would concern myself with, if I were you, is having your crowns done by the Dentist. They are surely worn down with all the biting you do.

If you genuinely mistook my childish comment for genuine ignorance of Service Medical Services' Provision* then there is even more scope to mock you than I first thought.

*Bearing in mind that two Spec Ops have requested sex changes (no, not a joke), and that the MOD has paid for breast enhancement and reduction surgery for females on many occasions. I believe it will not be long before the hard-pressed Medical Services are asked to provide penis enlargements. Apart from the problem of cost and necessity, the only problem I can envisage is that you Op Ints will wear your berets on the body part in question.
Now who's biting to banter. And my comments are far more childish than yours................................
 
#9
Op_Int_and_Spy said:
Yet again your lack of other trade skills shows! Whilst it is truly amazing what medical procedures you can con the army doctors into giving you for free*, some things you can't make any bigger!

*unfortunately for darksiders they can't be conned into giving out personality transplants. ;)
I take this to mean that you think I am an RAMC consultant surgeon who specialises in reconstructive surgery?

I am not. I'm merely a man who really enjoys absent-minded banter with people who bite easily.
 
#20
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
Scorptin said:
Good job DII hasn't seen this thread or all those concerned might get a good telling off!
i'm just keeping my head down and on my best behaviour from now on... ;)
If I know you CR, you will either upset some darksider or someone will come looking for a fight. It's inevitable!