First, the facts: I'm TA. I don't do it for the money, but for the enjoyment. However, the enjoyment is starting to wane as detailed below... I've currently got three reports in rank with recommendation for promotion. The latest says that I should be promoted immediately. However, due to a minor problem on tour (which was rectified, resulting in a good insert slip) which got back to my TA OC, he's now holding back on promotion. For various reasons since I joined this unit, he's come up with reasons to hold off on my promotion, and this seems to be the latest excuse. My question is, can my career be held up like this on what is essentially down someone having been pissed off? One incident, yet the reports which summarise me as a whole indicate that promotion should be forthcoming. The money isn't the issue, nor is the new rank to be honest. I'm just starting to get a bit disillusioned as I've put in a lot of effort, including a short notice tour and I'm still not getting anywhere. I'm now about two years behind my peers who have already been promoted. I'm missing out on reports in the next rank which could affect future prospects.