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  1. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    100% agree with all. The most surprising one being B, but truthfully it's the one that has been the most challenging thing the Army created in me to undo... It's a mind-fuck with all the indoctrination about mission command and how much "responsibility" and "authority" you have as Platoon...
  2. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    I'd like to see this too and you would think the CAF would have this...... I think in some trades pay is a problem, in some trades pay is absolutely not a problem in fact for many many people it's the only reason they stay. Knowing the difference between the two is a lot more effective than...
  3. ballz

    Logistics Officer Occupational Analysis

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    Logistics Officer Occupational Analysis

    They already don't. The reality is most FinOs are trained as FinOs from day one and from day one occupy jobs where they literally will never go to the field, not even in their first few years of employment. They're put in purely office jobs. That actually makes sense since the proper place for...
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    Business Class for TD Travel

    Look on the bright side, the red tape is not because the commoners can't be trusted to travel responsibly, it's because the approving authority's (COs and up) can't be trusted to ensure you don't travel responsibly. Hmmm, I'm having a repressed memory surface of the Edmonton RDAO staff...
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    Military Justice

    I'm trying to imagine a scenario where someone at our firm goes for a walk at lunch with a female, pulls her into the trees at the park and grabs her by the p*ssy, and doesn't get fired when she complains. Also trying to think of a scenario where they don't get actual jail time. Also trying to...
  7. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    I've explained before in another post somewhere and most people thought it helpful to understand this whole "why do we have to turn cash back in." The "money" received in the budget is not cash, it's what you're authorized to spend. As an example, DND gets authorized to spend $20 billion in a...
  8. ballz

    What’s a good percentile for infantry?

    53rd percental means they scored a sliver above the median score, it's not a 53% like they got 53 out of 100 correct. If they at the 99% percentile for problem solving skills, I'll take them for any job. Hell, if they're that good at solving problems and their vocabulary is "average" it's...
  9. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Maybe I'm wrong but my assumption is that PPLD was an idea they thought of after the negative response to CFHD and now they're scrambling to make it happen with all the bureaucratic influence they can swing with.... if it was planned all along it would have rolled out at the same time as one...
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    "Safe" Injection and "Reduced" Harm good for society? Don't think so

    I found this article by Jen Gerson very interesting. She interviews Danielle Smith's Chief of Staff, a former drug addict, about Alberta's implementation of the Swiss model "Narcotics Transition Service" and provides some contrast to BC's experience with Safe Supply...
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    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    Quite a few years ago I remember posting that it would be interesting to see all the non-essential activities we might finally cut if we actually had to deploy a Brigade for a sustained period of time, because that was the only way a lot of the existing crap would get cut... someone said it had...
  12. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    The CAF can't spend the budget it has. Moreover, some of the savings would be generated from other trades/occupations that are overpaid. It might not be a budget-neutral move, but it might be close. Can't know until an actual overhaul is looked at. How cheap is that? I think the math would...
  13. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Sorry I missed your sarcasm completely then haha I dunno, I kinda saw a valid possibility in there. Pay and time-in are highly correlated in the CAF, and the closer someone gets to 25 years the tighter those pension handcuffs get around their wrists. So this increased pay at the lower levels...
  14. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Right, and EI/CPP aren't a tax either. Check what line that PLD and CFHD show up on your T4 ... hint hint ... Box 14, Employment income. No use in trying to pick fly shit from pepper, compensation is compensation, whether it comes in the form of pay, allowances, or other benefits. And...
  15. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    This is the part of this policy that makes no sense to me. Updating things after 20 years was sure to leave some people short and some people properly attended to after 20 years of being shorted, there was no getting around it and that occurred. But tying it to home ownership? Why should someone...
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    Post DEC - getting out of the house

    I'm not familiar with the acronym DEC. What geographic area do you live? Also, could you start a business and keep the money within the corporation (pay yourself $20k and then leave the rest in the business). I know someone who is doing that.
  17. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    I haven't been a civilian so long I forgot any of that, I don't see how that supports - in any way at all - that a Corporal in Vancouver who already owns a house (or perhaps a Private that lives with their parents) should be compensated $2,000 less than his peer who might even be in the same...
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Nvm, I'm wrong. Since I'm in here now, I'll add something. The whole idea of getting extra money for housing makes no sense to me. I can't imagine asking my employer for a raise because I don't have a nice house / nicer apartment. The market determines what I'm getting paid for the position...
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    2023 CAF Recruiting Ad

    This one still has me torn between laughing or crying. At the same time that the ETB was being created which allows you to take essentially any training education in almost anything*, tons of programs were being stripped out of the ILP because it was so popular among those in uniforms that they...