Its not only Tech Trades, some bloody people here get promotion for coming to work and going home at the end of the day and adding no extra value to the unit, they dont participate in unit activites, and then reckon they should be promoted because they have done two years in Rank and are at work on time. Grips my Sh1t !!!
Well personally i think this is piss poor, how can a line manager write a SJAR on a soldier and reccomend them when all they want to do act like the civvies on the wards when they do F**k all apart from goto work.
Im not against time based promotion but only if the person warrants the thing in the first place and performs like a bloody SNCO.!!!!
The thorny issue of trying to dovetail the 'clinical' hierarchy effectively with the 'military' hierarchy has troubled the militaryâs medical services since their inception.
I remember my first visit to a military ward (DKMH 1995) and asking a SSgt who was in charge, only to be directed to a Pte RGN! Everyone has such tales that highlight the many anomalies that plague our organisational structure (ODPs! Lab Techs! RMNs prior to late 90s! etc, etc). I think we have to accept that our military rank structure is not able to realistically and accurately reflect the professional boundaries, divisions and responsibilities that have to exist in the clinical environment.
Time promotion is a blunt instrument at best, but what other options exist? With regard to nurses, we are the last NATO nation to persist in recruiting other rank (registered) nurses and for good or ill, in the British Armed Forces (most particularly the Army) you are only judged to be as good as the insignia you wear on your rank slide. Thus many highly experienced and capable professionally qualified clinicians are sidelined and ignored because they have insufficient âpippageâ. What nonsense.
Memories of my khaki days are fading (time is a great healer! ) but I suspect this thread is yet another example of the schism that separates the âFieldâ AMS from the PHC/SHC Prof Qâd AMS. Those who âCanât Manage a Tradeâ predominate in the Field AMS and delight in any opportunity to put one over their professionally qualified colleagues, so seeing such people getting a leg-up pains them dreadfully.
Time served promotion has always happened and always will outside of tech trades, as the tossers who get it are useless tw*ts who the OC/CO at the time wants rid of, easiest way to get rid.....promote and post simple as that.
Venty will be able to identify a few whilst we served together who made a career out of it.
wasnt enquiring about all Xray techs just about one specific tech, Im also in a tech trade with time promotion so wouldnt make sense slagging off your trade.
Our trade is going to be in the same state with 5 year Sgts and no field unit experience. Just glad I transferred after 7 years at field units as I was prepared for my mundane tent moving and counting poles return to the "field AMS" unlike a lot of the trade are going to be.