Lets face it, the entire system crap and extremely unfair, the increment system was on face value a good idea, but in reality, no one feels the financial benefit of an incremental rise. Also, the fact that there is only a higher and lower band makes the system unfair. a lot of trades deserve low band status but the problems arise within the high band. How can any one justify paying a chef the same (or at certain ranks more!) than an ammunition technician? An AT faces extreme danger as part of the daily routine, the most danger a chef faces is verbal abuse over the standard of a curry at mealtimes. At the same time an AT isnt on the same level as a helicopter pilot for instance. im sure plenty of trades could benefit from a higher level being impemented. Im not knocking chefs by the way, its just a handy example to use, and any one who knows my physique will know im the chefs best customer!!