- Reaction score
Halifax Tar said:Your Stores Sgt defiantly does not have the authority to order a LCol or CWO out of a building, thats ridiculous.
But he does have a professional obligation to follow and enforce the rules and regulations governing the control and accounting of Material in the CAF, this includes clothing.
Having almost 21 years as a Sup Tech and more than haircut spent working a Clothing counter the abuse that is sometimes dished out is completely inappropriate. I suspect any service trade in the CAF has to deal with this (HRA/FSA ect ect). I blame our (The Supply Trade's) leadership for allowing this to happen. Accountability is a wonderful thing.
I have told other POs and Chiefs that certain LS are no longer welcome at the stores office door before, outside of the most extreme circumstances.
So to sum up, order them out ? No. Decline their request, if no entitled exists, yes.
Good post and points. The door can swing both ways, and sometimes I'm sure the front counter folks have to deal with some arseholes.
On the other side of the coin, I've had to convince people that the item I need is part of my SOI, and it doesn't matter if it's July, yes I need my LPO CWWBs replaced, airplanes can fly north, I'm on the high ready crew and am expected to be able to go where I'm needed when I'm needed...and sometimes that is north (this is the conversation that ended up with the Sup Sgt and me having a chat in his office).
For the most part though, I've had nothing but positive visits to Clothing, personally and dealing with ALSE issues as part of my Sec duties.