turning down a rank

#1
hi does any body know what is the easiest way to turn down a rank and what are the penalties, im a full screw in the reme and very dissalusioned at the moment with work load and paper trail audits and i like the shop floor with out the bull siht this meens a lot to me as im pretty threaders at the moment with it all and dont think i can manage another rank and the responsibilities that go with it cheers
 
#3
Are you serious?

Not sure you are, but my advice would be to take the promotion, more money for you, see.

Then, while banking this extra money for a while, just carry on performing as a full screw. Eventually, you will probably get demoted, however, it may take a while, so you might as well make a bit extra for a bit.
 
#4
Are you likely to promote - if you are not coping too well at present I doubt that you will get a CR that justifies it. Can I suggest you speak to your boss adn get the root of why you are struggling. yo may find the help you need to move on and then get recommended.
 
#5
Is there a possibility that this may be a Wah?
 
#6
I can see where sleeper is coming from. Many guys enjoy working on the shop floor and dont want to end up behind a desk.
I know i certainly enjoyed work more when i was hands on the equipment sometimes Emails and paperwork can be too much.
Not sure what problems would arrise from you declining promotion. Wouldn't think it would be a problem as i am sure there is plenty of others willing to take your place.
Well done for realising that job satisfaction can be worth more than a few extra quid a day.
 
#7
Its not just the few extra quid a day though is it. Its the pension for starters. There is no way on gods earth that if you promote, you should turn it down.
 
#8
I know someone in the RAF who did it. He was sent to see a psychologist to check out if he was thinking straight! By all accounts it caused a right storm at his work.
 
#9
If you're serious about this, it isn't a decision you should make lightly or without taking advice, but I applaud your asking the question.

My understanding is that you can request, in writing, not to be considered for promotion and subsequently rescind this request, in writing, later. Can anyone confirm this information is extant? You need to be absolutely certain on the whole process first.

Think seriously about it and take advice only from authoritative sources. The penalties could be more severe than you think. Keep any information you are given in written format.

Good luck with making your decision.
 
#10
I do remember a talented soldier from my own regiment who turned down promotion on several occasions for much the same reason.

He was compulsorily manning controlled at his 12 year point by Infantry Manning and Records and there was not a dammed thing our Commanding Officer could do about it!
 
#11
You are now stopping somebody else being promoted who would possibly like to get into the Sgts Mess.

SK
 
#12
Iolis said:
He was compulsorily manning controlled at his 12 year point by Infantry Manning and Records and there was not a dammed thing our Commanding Officer could do about it!
What does that mean? He was given a brown envelope or promoted regardless.

SK :?
 
#14
sleeper said:
hi does any body know what is the easiest way to turn down a rank and what are the penalties, im a full screw in the reme and very dissalusioned at the moment with work load and paper trail audits and i like the shop floor with out the bull siht this meens a lot to me as im pretty threaders at the moment with it all and dont think i can manage another rank and the responsibilities that go with it cheers
Cpl & WO2 were the best ranks, Sgt was bloody awful!
 
#15
cheers for the good and not so good advice im well over my twelve year point and job satisfaction is my main point of view im sorry but the way i see things that reme is slowly but surely folding under the work load and extra paper work and nothing is going to get any better but heh hoe theres always off shore work
 
#16
sleeper said:
hi does any body know what is the easiest way to turn down a rank and what are the penalties, im a full screw in the reme and very dissalusioned at the moment with work load and paper trail audits and i like the shop floor with out the bull siht this meens a lot to me as im pretty threaders at the moment with it all and dont think i can manage another rank and the responsibilities that go with it cheers
Good shout mate, it takes a big man to stand up a say that im not ready for another rank, I know of a few reme lads that have done for a number of other reasons. the penalties are you have to resit the promotion board again but its two years later unfortunatly, and when you please go through the proper chain of command, tell them that your not ready and instead of taking it on and failing you rather take this opportunity to be more comfortable with the rank you already hold.

If its only because you like the hop floor, then in my eyes you mad, if you think like that you will get no were fast, every job i diferent and you might find that you take to doing the Sgt job. but any good luck on you decision and best a luck for your future
 
#17
Be very careful. REME will sthi all over you if you give them the chance. I had a friend who was granted this at a LAD in the 90's only to be booted when he got to an all REME unit (7 armd I think) a couple of years later. Past 12 year point you may have a better chance. Take the promotion if pos and if you still feel the same biffchit the rest of your career.
TB
:)
 
#18
The job you enjoy so much as a Cpl is only until your next posting where your new Cpls job might be not so favourable. If you turn down the promotion it will work against you forever, I know a Cpl who turned down his third tape. He's still a Cpl with nearly 20 years experience but with the confidence/presence of a WO2. Shame.

Also, if you turn it down records will go out of thier way to give you a poo next posting. And don't be daunted by the extra resposibility, you'll grow into the rank. At least don't admit it, you've been picked up based on your achivements as a Cpl which must have impressed someone, somewhere. If you were a couple of years from your 22 and in a job that suited your family and resettlement etc. then I could understand turning a promotion down MAYBE, to stay put. But not so early in a career. Take the promotion, you'll be thankful later.
 
#19
doomandgloom said:
If you were a couple of years from your 22 and in a job that suited your family and resettlement etc. then I could understand turning a promotion down MAYBE, to stay put.
the arny will still post you regardless, not that i am bitter :x :x :x :x
 
#20
A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
doomandgloom said:
If you were a couple of years from your 22 and in a job that suited your family and resettlement etc. then I could understand turning a promotion down MAYBE, to stay put.
the arny will still post you regardless, not that i am bitter :x :x :x :x
Oh, I agree totally Knocker. I know a 54 yr old (yes, 54) AAC SSgt who's ill mother lives with him and his family. He's been having it cushty (MOD sympathy) for a long time, he's now into his last 18 months of 3 hour lunch breaks then was recently sent to Canada for 6 months whilst kicking and screaming!

My point though, if they'll leave you be at your own choice then I can understand why taking the promotion would seem less er, sexy... :roll:
 

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