suppliers payband

#1
I have heard a rumour that the supply trade may be going onto the high pay band (as used to be the case with sup con ) anyone throw some light on this.
thanks
 

Percy_Pigeon

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#2
Definite urban myth for me.

Due to recruiting problems there may well be a golden hello and a golden please don’t get out yet
 
#3
This has been a rumour since before the amalgamation - however every rumour I've heard has given 2009 as the "upgrade" date, so we'll see then.

One way or the other.
 
#4
lol as a re enlister there was no golden hello just annoyed that im now on a lower wage than i was in 2004 but wasnt told that until i got to Germany.
 
#7
I fail to see how supplier can justify being high pay band. If you want higher pay band re-trade, when there are insufficient suppliers they will make it high pay band for retention purposes.
 
#9
Slyfox said:
becuase my trade was sup con and on the higher pay band untill some idiot made it 1 trade and put everyone on the low pay band
Even then I fail to see why Sup Con was on the high pay band.
 
#10
come come Dingerr, The Sup Con is second only to the AT in technical ability! How many times have sup cons bailed you EOD boys out when you've had a pie to eat or something?

'Sorry plod can't make the IED you've found ........pie to eat and all that..........whats that?........no no don't ring Pet Ops they're busy fighting with each other in a ditch and besides haven't you heard of Sup Cons?..........No .....Sup Cons.........whats so feckin funny?.........They are on the higher band you know..........No..... higher band not elastic band.......well it's because they end up as BOWO or something........Yes we know you've got Bowows in the kennel......whats so funny?'

Nope I can't suss it either - good for retention though!
 
#11
I only asked because at my place i am the Account Supervisor and that's on top of my technical tasks, but then £50 Million of Ammo may be insufficient for a Sup Con to be in post! (either that or they understand feck all about ammo, hmmmm wonder which it could be).
 
#13
qman said:
Try explaining working losses to them!
Yeah, and all they say to you is "computer says no!"
 
#14
dingerr said:
I only asked because at my place i am the Account Supervisor and that's on top of my technical tasks, but then £50 Million of Ammo may be insufficient for a Sup Con to be in post! (either that or they understand feck all about ammo, hmmmm wonder which it could be).
Well I was Supervising £76 Million pounds worth of Ammo on ACAS 2 as a Sup Con, & know loads about Ammo :)
 
#15
DesktopCommando said:
dingerr said:
I only asked because at my place i am the Account Supervisor and that's on top of my technical tasks, but then £50 Million of Ammo may be insufficient for a Sup Con to be in post! (either that or they understand feck all about ammo, hmmmm wonder which it could be).
Well I was Supervising £76 Million pounds worth of Ammo on ACAS2 as a Sup Con, & know loads about Ammo :)
Really? 76 mil? you obviously understand feck all about the price, or is there some secret base on the moon you were looking after?

Did you get off your shiny chair and select, move inspect and issue the ammo much?

The thread is about pay bands. IMO the only trades who justify it in the RLC and Pioneer (if they keep up the Inf Role they undertake in the 'Stan).

I don't see others trying to justify themselves or the work they do for being on the higher band - just alot of pointless slagging off and the "I worked hard one day, back in 1999" comments that arise.
 
#16
Supplier?? how hard can it be?

The Oscar Operators course is 3 hr course crammed into a week!
 

Percy_Pigeon

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#17
Lets be honest as a Corps do we deserve higher pay in any trade band probably not. The only one I can make a case for is BOMB Doctors but only when ‘Bomb Doctorin’. However one only has to look to Ops and see what the guys are doing on convoys to see Dingers Pioneer point put into some perspective.

But nether can I see a case for teeth arms employed in logistic or other functions. Any soldier employed in a non deployable post e.g., HQ, Trg Depot etc.

Having spoken to the chap that does the assessments it was noted that suppliers and RLC trades in general tend to wear a lot more hats that other Arms whether this justifies higher band or not is another question.

The question possibly should be should we lose higher pay for higher pay when employed on Ops

When you expand the question you open Pandora’s Box. However someone has made a case for it and sold it to the big wigs in MOD. And good luck to us if not us they would only give it to some other bugger.
 
#18
THe value of stock holding has no bearing on the ability or pay requirements of individual account holders. As far as " supervising" an account - that has no relationship to financial responsibility, you are simply an accountant, the ultimate responsibility rests with the depot Commander and guess what he/she doesn't run any account!!
 
#19
Outstanding said:
THe value of stock holding has no bearing on the ability or pay requirements of individual account holders. As far as " supervising" an account - that has no relationship to financial responsibility, you are simply an accountant, the ultimate responsibility rests with the depot Commander and guess what he/she doesn't run any account!!
In that case then my boss, Maj, just fecked off to Australia for 6 weeks. Last thing he said to me was "your acting OC while im gone".

"Me?, acting OC, 10000 petrol jerricans, with MY reputation...what were they thinking!! :twisted:
 
#20
Outstanding said:
THe value of stock holding has no bearing on the ability or pay requirements of individual account holders. As far as " supervising" an account - that has no relationship to financial responsibility, you are simply an accountant, the ultimate responsibility rests with the depot Commander and guess what he/she doesn't run any account!!
Beg to differ. I also have to inspect the ammunition for servicablility and write it off if necessary (approx £0.5million for 2007). Also great cost savings can be made if you know your ammunition and know how it is used, this has also been done. As well as supervising the account I do have a big financial responsibility.
 

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