To MSc or not to MSc

Which of the following do YOU think is correct ( tick one only)

  • More ex members of the Corps without security and risk related MScs earn over £100K per year

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • More ex members of the Corps with security and risk related MScs, earn over £100K per year

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I am using my SLCs at RADA / St Martins darling , Art is its own reward

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    1
#1
Down in the Marsh some of the levellers have been muttering into their pints of Abbot ale about the MSc thread.

We have a mixture of those serving and empty cases around here, I thought I would drop in a quick poll before I go back to help them with the Lambing.

Please vote to indicate you agree with the statement that is closest to your view.

If you have difficulty understanding the questions, ask your RCMO
 
#7
DigitalGeek said:
Sod that, I want to be a Chelsea Pensioner.
..and will NEVER leave the serviceof the Crown


In the still evening distance Padraig could faintly hear the distant drumming of hooves. Wait ! was it a Grey? a Palamino? Too heavy and slow, for an Arab.
The steady beat of a heavy chestnut drew closer, Padraig knew that unrestrained by its usual St Johns Wood fetters, his trusty retainer and general factotum, DigitalGeek would be at his side in but few minutes.
 
#8
Sorry mate, I'm a linguist. I dream of the day the Corps decides to even consider civvy quals for the 4 years of language training I've done.
 
#11
adastra said:
No need for an MSc here, with my management credentials, I know that I will be able to walk into a high-rolling DFID job, such as Chief Secretary of the Crown Dependency of St Helena any time I like :!:

:oops:
He is probably on about this bloke Clicky although the chances of adasstra reaching the dizzy heights of a 1 star are pretty much nil. A few that have served at Brampton might remember Mr Hallam.........
 
#12
I think you might be right, Hallam, the FORMER Chief Secretary of St Helena. Adastra would appear to be displaying similar character traits, you don't also wear tailored shirts and talk to people through your handkerchief.

Before you start Perevodchik, the point is, Adastra is a cock, not too dissimilar to you.
 
#15
subbsonic said:
DigitalGeek said:
Sod that, I want to be a Chelsea Pensioner.
..and will NEVER leave the serviceof the Crown


In the still evening distance Padraig could faintly hear the distant drumming of hooves. Wait ! was it a Grey? a Palamino? Too heavy and slow, for an Arab.
The steady beat of a heavy chestnut drew closer, Padraig knew that unrestrained by its usual St Johns Wood fetters, his trusty retainer and general factotum, DigitalGeek would be at his side in but few minutes.
Alas, the sorry pack mule which served as my mount for many a year succumed to equine encephalitis and had to be shot. DG now follows Padraig on foot, dressed as Chief Superintendent Harry "Snapper" Organs of the Yard.
 
#16
Op_Int_and_Spy said:
adastra said:
No need for an MSc here, with my management credentials, I know that I will be able to walk into a high-rolling DFID job, such as Chief Secretary of the Crown Dependency of St Helena any time I like :!:

:oops:
He is probably on about this bloke Clicky although the chances of adasstra reaching the dizzy heights of a 1 star are pretty much nil. A few that have served at Brampton might remember Mr Hallam.........
From Saint FM:
“A press release from Governor Gurr yesterday afternoon said
that “It is with regret that I announce that the Chief Secretary
Martin Hallam has tendered his resignation and will be returning
to the U.K. in the near future.
Martin has not been with us for long and we wish to express
our gratitude for his work in the Island and wish him well for
the future.”
Mr Hallam is no longer working in his office and will leave the
Island at the earliest opportunity.
Councillors were informed about Mr Hallam’s resignation,
which did not come as a complete surprise, yesterday morning.
He had only been in post since late October of last year.
Mrs Ethel Yon, OBE, will resume the post of acting Chief Secretary
on her return from Cape Town next week and hold this
position until a new substantive Chief Secretary is recruited.”
The resignation of the Chief Secretary, Martin Hallam, is the
big news of this week. We said in the radio news that it was
not completely unexpected. Something was in the air for a
couple of days. It is apparent that the Governor’s Office and
Mr Hallam has put the lid down and do not want to make any
further comments, which is understandable.
I do not doubt Mr Hallam’s credentials, intelligence or even
good intentions but there is a serious lack of interpersonal
skills.
[No sh*t, Sherlock!] This might arise from his background as Air Commodore
which also instantly gave him the nickname of ‘Biggles’.
I am sure that the Royal Air Force is doing things differently to
St Helena. Civilians, especially in a small place like St Helena
are less impressed by titles and formal power than the military
establishment. In St Helena’s new deal of openness,
transparency and partnership on a more informal basis than
ever before, Mr Hallam did not fit in. From day one of his
arrival, the clash between the two cultures created endless
controversy and agony. I have received endless stories over
the last three months about controversies in the Castle and
in dealings with departments, parastatals and others. I hope
that we can put this behind us, just call it a clash of cultures,
and look forward to the next Chief Secretary – it might be
somebody from the Royal Navy, then we can call him
‘Hornblower’.
Anyway, we wish Mr and Mrs Hallam all the best for the future.
We know that the DFID recruitment process cannot be classified
as the fastest in the world, ‘Auntie Ethel’ might have to
hold the fort for some considerable time, but I am sure that
she can cope.

:roll: - Sorry, there's not a Smiley that rolls its eyes so far back you can only see the whites... :twisted:
 
#17
Petriburg said:
Op_Int_and_Spy said:
adastra said:
No need for an MSc here, with my management credentials, I know that I will be able to walk into a high-rolling DFID job, such as Chief Secretary of the Crown Dependency of St Helena any time I like :!:

:oops:
He is probably on about this bloke Clicky although the chances of adasstra reaching the dizzy heights of a 1 star are pretty much nil. A few that have served at Brampton might remember Mr Hallam.........
From Saint FM:
“A press release from Governor Gurr yesterday afternoon said
that “It is with regret that I announce that the Chief Secretary
Martin Hallam has tendered his resignation and will be returning
to the U.K. in the near future.
Martin has not been with us for long and we wish to express
our gratitude for his work in the Island and wish him well for
the future.”
Mr Hallam is no longer working in his office and will leave the
Island at the earliest opportunity.
Councillors were informed about Mr Hallam’s resignation,
which did not come as a complete surprise, yesterday morning.
He had only been in post since late October of last year.
Mrs Ethel Yon, OBE, will resume the post of acting Chief Secretary
on her return from Cape Town next week and hold this
position until a new substantive Chief Secretary is recruited.”
The resignation of the Chief Secretary, Martin Hallam, is the
big news of this week. We said in the radio news that it was
not completely unexpected. Something was in the air for a
couple of days. It is apparent that the Governor’s Office and
Mr Hallam has put the lid down and do not want to make any
further comments, which is understandable.
I do not doubt Mr Hallam’s credentials, intelligence or even
good intentions but there is a serious lack of interpersonal
skills.
[No sh*t, Sherlock!] This might arise from his background as Air Commodore
which also instantly gave him the nickname of ‘Biggles’.
I am sure that the Royal Air Force is doing things differently to
St Helena. Civilians, especially in a small place like St Helena
are less impressed by titles and formal power than the military
establishment. In St Helena’s new deal of openness,
transparency and partnership on a more informal basis than
ever before, Mr Hallam did not fit in. From day one of his
arrival, the clash between the two cultures created endless
controversy and agony. I have received endless stories over
the last three months about controversies in the Castle and
in dealings with departments, parastatals and others. I hope
that we can put this behind us, just call it a clash of cultures,
and look forward to the next Chief Secretary – it might be
somebody from the Royal Navy, then we can call him
‘Hornblower’.
Anyway, we wish Mr and Mrs Hallam all the best for the future.
We know that the DFID recruitment process cannot be classified
as the fastest in the world, ‘Auntie Ethel’ might have to
hold the fort for some considerable time, but I am sure that
she can cope.

:roll: - Sorry, there's not a Smiley that rolls its eyes so far back you can only see the whites... :twisted:
Yes, many of our brethren have stories about the man management style, or lack thereof of Mr Hallam. No wonder adasstra looks up to him.