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Another Compensation Award

Old 2nd May 2014, 19:20
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Another Compensation Award

560K for a RAF nurse who was overlooked for promotion because she was femail

RAF nurse sues Ministry of Defence for sex discrimination | Mail Online
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Old 2nd May 2014, 19:38
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Oh, God, another significantly overweight "medical professional" having a whine.

Bloody woman ... she gives the whole profession a bad name.
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Old 2nd May 2014, 19:42
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So her case was proven, right?
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The tribunal's report is well-worth a read before thinking about criticising the lady.
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Old 2nd May 2014, 20:09
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But they are allowed to have all-women shortlists for parliament?
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Curiously, some people with less time in rank had been promoted before me too. And the same applied to the OH.

Does anyone know a good lawyer who could pull this 0.5m stunt on my behalf, and indeed for my wife? An extra 1m would be quite nice.

Bloody woman ... and the stupid Court that let her get away with it. Does the RAF really need a "registered nurse and midwife who had served in the RAF since 1984".

Hello, dear, it's a fighting Service, not a bloody Maternity Ward.
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What's next....

Hang on, so this is a Gp Capt Nurse winning a case for not making to 1* instead of a Doctor? How on earth do we have Gp Capt Nurses in the first place? Isn't that like putting a Loadie in charge of a station?

Whatever next? Soon they'll be letting Adminners get above Wing Commander!
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Whatever next? Soon they'll be letting Adminners get above Wing Commander!
We had a [formerly] ATC 2-star

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Old 2nd May 2014, 20:57
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http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/Resource...iams-v-mod.pdf

Tribunal report as above - it seems she was written up by all as the better candidate for the job.
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Old 2nd May 2014, 22:21
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Does the RAF really need a "registered nurse and midwife who had served in the RAF since 1984".

Hello, dear, it's a fighting Service, not a bloody Maternity Ward.
You know those military personnel who are based overseas, in places like Cyprus? Who do you think does/did the catching of the offspring dropping out of their dependants?

She may not do much catching anymore but keeping up ones registration is always handy.

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Old 2nd May 2014, 22:29
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Well done Wendy - this was well deserved and as we discussed at the time, clear discrimination.

The comments on this thread are typical of a promotion board and clearly display the very reason you chose to bring this action.

Wendy, you get my vote and I wish you all the very best for the future.
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Old 2nd May 2014, 22:33
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You know those military personnel who are based overseas, in places like Cyprus? Who do you think does/did the catching of the offspring dropping out of their dependants?
Err, the Cypriot "NHS"???? It's been a long time since TPMH existed!!
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Old 3rd May 2014, 00:01
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Well done Wendy - this was well deserved and as we discussed at the time, clear discrimination.

The comments on this thread are typical of a promotion board and clearly display the very reason you chose to bring this action.
Yes of course.

And clearly a doris sprog catcher warrants the rank of 1*? Wtf??

Of course, the promotion board unanimously said 'hmm, shes a female. Lets not promote her'.

A taxi driver can deliver a baby ffs. What makes her so special?

Do you think she'll donate some of her half million 'winnings' to those wounded soldiers she helped? If she had any leadership qualities that would have secured her the promotion, you'd like to think so.
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Should fund a nice Wendy House
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Old 3rd May 2014, 00:15
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A taxi driver can deliver a baby ffs.
A taxi driver could probably fly a fast jet. Plenty FJ jocks in top posts.

Come to think of it a milkman did pretty well flying Buccs.
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Whats so hard about flying an RAF fast jet?

Squirt down long runway, climb to FL nose-bleed, whazz around for an hour or so, land then claim you've defended the country against Crazy Ivan and his desperate push to convert Westerners to communism, take a few snaps of an ageing Bear and live off the Battle of Britain for the next 70 years.

Bunch of wasters actually. Totally qualifies them to run the RAF.
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Old 3rd May 2014, 00:49
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wg13D,

don't forget all those airshows they have to attend, here in Oz, our creme de la creme go on 'Operational Excercises'.
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Wow, just wow.

I do believe we have just cracked the secret of time travel. Here we are back in the pre-suffrage days. I used to be a misogynist but now I'm just a dick...
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Very true, Surplus!

I had a 'heated discussion' with a senior RAF officer a while back. The conversation turned to who actually supports who and the purpose of the RAF.

His opening gambit was that the RAF defended UK airspace. He followed this argument with 'well, you dont see Russian Bombers infringing UK airspace so therefore we justify our existence'. I responded with the analogy that I have a special rock that defends the UK from invading rabid Wildebeest. There are no rabid Wildebeest in the UK so therefore the rock must work. He looked confused. I then pushed the argument that in this day and age, the sole purpose of the RAF was to support the pongoes. He obviously disagreed. I then offered the following:

The RAF operates the following aircraft;

E3D Sentry - supports ground operations directly and indirectly. When did they last 'fighter control'?
Sentinel - Battlefield and ground surveillance (with an equal proportion of Army operators)
Shadow - as above
Typhoon - Fighter. 1 to the organic RAF but lose a point for the FGR4-support to ground troops
Tornado GR4 - ground troops
C130 - Troops
C17 - Troops
Chinook - SH - Troops
Merlin - SH - Troops
Puma - SH - Troops
Tristar - Fly troops
VC10 - Fly troops

The aircraft the RAF operate that dont directly or indirectly support the Army are;

Spitfire
Hurricane
Lancaster
Red Arrows
Things that fly the Royals

He stormed off in a huff surprisingly.
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Old 3rd May 2014, 07:50
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I'm not surprised he left. There is no point in trying to fight such a narrow view of Air Power. It is regrettably that simplistic view that all VS army officers have. The "it's all mine and I must see it fly, directly supporting me, all of the time" view, despite it being utterly naive. Air Force officers might just as well say:

Infantry - there to protect airbases to support the airmen
Armour - there to protect airbases from people with armour to support the airmen
SF - there to protect airbases, sneakily; to protect the airmen
RE- there to build and repair airbases to support the airmen
Artillery - there to lob stuff at people trying to attack airbases only a little further out than the infantry and the armour to support the airmen
Really Large Corps - there to make sure the fuel and food gets through to support the air base.
Bored now.
Fortunately I am not that naive; don't take such a simplistic (and erroneous) view on things.
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