OK, perhaps Im a little cynical. Perhaps Im just pissed off at work! Is it not enough to very much enjoy your job, be good at your job(above your peers), and to do extra in your own time(eg Corps/Army sport, AT, organise social functions, train to be an instructor in something etc) ? Or is it absolutely necessary to be a vindictive, backstabbing, lying, DS/Boss watching, arsekissing, brown-nosing bastardo???? !!! Is it necessary to always go on the piss with your boss? Drive him where he wants to go...out of hours. Laugh at his jokes, which no-one finds funny? Be 'interested' in his chosen sport(...er only for show, obviously)? Does anyone else object to this, or do you humour your boss until you get promoted? (Is it possible to be naive and cynical in the same post ? ) Admittedly, Ive many years left in the Corps ...but I have seen some rather unimpressive people from other sections/parts of the Corps who have been recommended for promotion...notwithstanding my own. What are your experiences in the Corps in this regard?