Let me throw this into the wind....is it true that if you're a JNCO and fancy getting promoted, all you need to do is get posted to 280 Sig's and work in the gym? Or if you are unhappy with the grading of your CR, just remind certain people that you do infact work in afore mentioned "posing chamber" and hell, you'll get a better grade and a recommendation? Even if you are totally tonk at your trade, deploy nowhere - never, and do the square root of f**k all else.
Just heared that above seemed to be common practice these days. What's the score?
Anyway, back to the land of fluffy clouds and happy thoughts.
Or mabey one of the blue suited hunks has bummed your mum, sister, girlfriend, wife or .... hell even you. Why don't you stop crying wipe your arse and start sorting out the fooking communication problem we seem to have.
Pal I feel your pain and understand your frustration completely. I for one have seen this to many times in my 13-years (That would mean attaining the position of COS in Tech years ) and unfortunately I am seeing it more and more.
I for one have had many high quality recommendations only to be told, Theres always next year. Then to see the faces and blue-eyed-boys moving onwards and upwards. It becomes disheartening at times to see these people who you know are slack, lazy and manipulative moving through the ranks. It also seems that these kinds of person are always on first name terms with the higher echelon of the unit go figure?
What I would like to say to the guys that may put you down in this thread is; dont forget that you are in the same trap, no matter what rank you are there will always be a brown nosed leach standing right behind you ready to trample all over you when the tapes are given out, but then again, you may be one of these leachs in which case you know all about it.