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    #2
    Originally posted by sausage2 View Post
    I've sobered up enough to do it now
    Thanks s2, but can I suggest that if you are going with tg5 then you rename 'techies' to tg1. Techies are not exclusive to the ac trades!

    First post on the forum and the klingons are whinging already

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      #3
      thanks from Gen Tech GSE (ex)

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        #4
        Thanks also from an ex Gen Tech GSE (Heavy)

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          #5
          Thanks sausage! Seems my post has made a difference !

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            #6
            Lets get going then from an ex MT Tech! Now GTM and soon to be GET!
            Joined as an MT Tech, will leave as an axle stand checker!! Jack of all trades, master of 1!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Bignick View Post
              Thanks s2, but can I suggest that if you are going with tg5 then you rename 'techies' to tg1. Techies are not exclusive to the ac trades!

              First post on the forum and the klingons are whinging already
              Real Techies are
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                #8
                Nice to have a home!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by daspeedz View Post
                  Nice to have a home!
                  Agreed, it will be nice to see conversations that don't start 'the box was broke' and end 'so I changed the box' ...... real techies my ar$e
                  Last edited by Bignick; 05-06-2011, 02:47.

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                    #10
                    maybe it'll help some other trades appreciate just how much we do!

                    Unless it is the GSE/MT pixies that have been magically fixing the kit all along?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Bignick View Post
                      Thanks s2, but can I suggest that if you are going with tg5 then you rename 'techies' to tg1. Techies are not exclusive to the ac trades!

                      First post on the forum and the klingons are whinging already
                      Really !!! - how many Chief Techs have TG5 got then?
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Hu Jardon View Post
                        Really !!! - how many Chief Techs have TG5 got then?
                        Approximately 90 .... 16 Gen Tech WS, and the others more or less equally shared between Gen Tech M & E.

                        I'm a Gen Tech M Chf Tech!

                        What's your point?

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                          #13
                          Not as many as TG 1 but welders, fitters, leckies and drive by GSE fitters all have em! Can't remember the exact number but it it is around 40 ish?!
                          Joined as an MT Tech, will leave as an axle stand checker!! Jack of all trades, master of 1!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Hu Jardon View Post
                            Really !!! - how many Chief Techs have TG5 got then?
                            A an aside to this, I would add that I wish we didn't have the Chf Tech Rank. It provides a massive hold on your career, generally making it difficult to get to FS within LOS30. Furthermore, with non-technical trades with shorter trade training now on the high pay band the cumulative effect is that TG1 and TG5 actually earn less and have less opportunity for career advancement than trades such as Admin, Movers and in many cases Suppliers.

                            I wrote a very concise paper on this very subject, laying down the facts and even producing a pay analysis spreadsheet over a career compared to various trades and various promotion points. I sent this paper to AMP. The reply was almost insulting. The message that I and the 20 odd other techies involved in the production of the paper got was that they really don't give a to$$. I've thought very long and hard about publishing the paper and replies on E-goat, but I reckon it is not appropriate. Maybe when I leave the service!

                            If you want a trade then any of the TG5 brands are an awesome choice. However, if you want a career to 55 and a comfortable retirement then Admin or Mover is the choice. I wouldn't mind mover myself; see the world, lots of good overseas postings available, high pay band from Cpl onwards, and presently promotion average is 4 years across the trade. Easy-street...can't understand why they always seem to have a chip on their shoulders.

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                              #15
                              Thats the last time you'll see your luggage if they find out who you are Big Nick! He has got a point with the career thing though.
                              Joined as an MT Tech, will leave as an axle stand checker!! Jack of all trades, master of 1!

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