If an OC squadron took a young junior NCO out of trade just to be his brew bitch for a week does anyone else feel that individual would be justified in making brews with a hint of Class A drugs and then calling CDT? Just a thought obviously not real people.
Obviously we would not have such things as class A drugs.We do however have some virulant strains of herpes going round at the moment. The topic I was trying to start is, Can senior officers treat tradesmen as servants?
No Officer should treat any soldier, regardless of rank, as a servant. That is a somewhat outdated idea, but unfortunately there are those out there who live in a 'reality gap' and think it their right to treat people badly based on status.
There has always been a pecking order for making brews; even within a group of siggies the most senior ones would get the sprogs/junior ones to make the tea. In MoD a major can still be the brew boy for senior officers.
I believe in 'quid pro quo' in that everyone takes turns to make the brews regardless of rank. There are times when you are busy or have a meeting and need someone else to make a coffee for you, but that should not be the normal state of things.