Sgt FofS

#1
I've just heard, from a friend of a friend that there is a Foreman of Signals with the rank of Sgt!! Is this true or just a scurrilous rumour to further denegrate the role these fine members of the Corps play.
 
#2
That must be impossible. As any fule know, you must be promoted in the Sigs to a rank that is way above your capability because of your technical qualification. Allegedly.
 
#3
I've just heard, from a friend of a friend that there is a Foreman of Signals with the rank of Sgt!! Is this true or just a scurrilous rumour to further denegrate the role these fine members of the Corps play.
I had the misfortune to meet a particularly ugly woman a few years ago in Iraq who was a Sgt FofS.

She was TA and utterly shite at her job.
 
#4
The story I'm getting, in dribs and drabs, is that the unfortunate soul was a Warrant Officer who fecked up some how, details still not clear, and got reduced to the rank of Sgt.

Does this mean they are now a Sgt or does it mean they are a Sgt (FofS). Not sure what type of fofS I'm referring to, but to be honest it doesn't really matter. What's next, a SSgt RSM?
 
#5
The story I'm getting, in dribs and drabs, is that the unfortunate soul was a Warrant Officer who fecked up some how, details still not clear, and got reduced to the rank of Sgt.

Does this mean they are now a Sgt or does it mean they are a Sgt (FofS). Not sure what type of fofS I'm referring to, but to be honest it doesn't really matter. What's next, a SSgt RSM?
As per SOinC PDs you have to hold the minimum rank of SSgt to be entitled to the appointment of FofS


Munch Me
 
#6
I have heard of a recent EW type who was a WO2 and did something naughty with a classified laptop/the internet and sexy ladies and was caught. Reduced in rank to Sgt! could this be the same. The policy quite clearly states that reduction in rank below SSgt will remove you from the Roster.
 
#7
I have heard of a recent EW type who was a WO2 and did something naughty with a classified laptop/the internet and sexy ladies and was caught. Reduced in rank to Sgt! could this be the same. The policy quite clearly states that reduction in rank below SSgt will remove you from the Roster.
Thank you for that concurrence and the bit of dirt! There is an officer who did the same as well!!


Munch Me
 
#8
I've just heard, from a friend of a friend that there is a Foreman of Signals with the rank of Sgt!! Is this true or just a scurrilous rumour to further denegrate the role these fine members of the Corps play.
All Foreman achieve the rank of Sgt FofS prior to being promoted to SSgt to avoid the Corps paying the majority low to high payband jump.
 
#10
All Foreman achieve the rank of Sgt FofS prior to being promoted to SSgt to avoid the Corps paying the majority low to high payband jump.
No they don't. There is a sub SSgt on the course at the mo. Not the first, probably not hte last... maybe.
 
#12
Not hte appointment, the qual.

'Order of March' qual, then rank. Otherwise it is carnage.
 
#14
Not hte appointment, the qual.

'Order of March' qual, then rank. Otherwise it is carnage.
Well I was a SSgt on my course and went from lower band level 7 to higher band level 7. All the Sgts were given a 2% pay increase and mapped across to higher level 2/3 as they were given the appt of YofS on completion of the course and their sub SSgt a day or so later to cut out the big pay rise and that is still the case now!


Munch Me
 
#16
To say nothing of numerous Sgts (EWSO) who have carried out the job of YofS(EW) in various posts having been told that they were unworthy of that position.
That quite a few of the board never went through selection would suggest a modicum of hypocrisy perhaps?
 
#17
Well I was a SSgt on my course and went from lower band level 7 to higher band level 7. All the Sgts were given a 2% pay increase and mapped across to higher level 2/3 as they were given the appt of YofS on completion of the course and their sub SSgt a day or so later to cut out the big pay rise and that is still the case now!
Yep, that is the 'order of march'.

As one of the lucky few who were reverse order of marched I was mapped first to the lower band (quite high naturally), then was converted back to the higher band - again quite high. Took a few months to sort out.

REME tiffies were also affected at teh time. Turns out that people at the pay place were putting in promotion then qual onthe computer ma jig/hamster wheels.

In your case, it was just qual. As you were already a sub Staffy.

The days difference between promtion and qualification is incidental.
 
#18
I used to teach the FoFS and YofS courses when I was in Trunk Group. A mate of mine (who eventually retired as a Tfc) broke an arm on the Staffies Course immediately before the YofS course. He passed and did not get the Appt until he completed his Staffies successfully. He took a load of banter at the Course Dinner :)
 
#19
Yep, that is the 'order of march'.

As one of the lucky few who were reverse order of marched I was mapped first to the lower band (quite high naturally), then was converted back to the higher band - again quite high. Took a few months to sort out.

REME tiffies were also affected at teh time. Turns out that people at the pay place were putting in promotion then qual onthe computer ma jig/hamster wheels.

In your case, it was just qual. As you were already a sub Staffy.

The days difference between promtion and qualification is incidental.
That's a relatively recent change. Not that long ago, 8 yrs (?) ago, you were promoted to low payband SSgt prior to becoming a FofS and moving to HB. JPA still isn't geared up for the transition from LB to HB Sgt. I colleague of mine had an interview with no coffee following his mildly aggravated response to being accused of lying by the JPA helpdesk as 'you can't go from LB Sgt to HB Sgt'.
 
#20
JPA caused it to change, or you were paying blokes mental payrises...

due to my fcuk up I went from level 7 higher to 5 lower, and then to higher 5. or something like that.
 
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