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So Dh should have been promoted several months ago, then this month....but they keep screwing up his promotion points.  He is in an MOS where the points are always really high.  This is the 4th time they have screwed up his points and left about 150 points off.  Even when they do finally fix it they can't back date his promotion, he has to wait until points drop again. They are constantly screwing up.  He made it a few months ago but had accidently dropped his promotional status!! My god how many times can these people screw up!!!  It is getting old....Sorry, had to vent....Hopefully it will be all set for next month!

by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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sahmw2010
by Beth on Jul. 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM
Doesnt suprise me its changed fo CAC card. Everything is, while it is good, some of it is annoying, like trying to access my husbands mypay when i have to have a copy of it. I have to wait until he is availiable to log into it for me :( lol

Quoting barrelracer1699:

 I thought I had heard they changed it to needing a CAC card. I know a gal who used to do it for her friends too while they were gone! Yes it is wrong, yes it happens often!




Quoting sahmw2010:

No. It was a login and password. He gave me that info and told me what ones he wanted me to do, so I did.


Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting sahmw2010:

I know my hubby was trying to get his points up and then the points u needed would raise every time we were 5-10 point. Yes i say we because i was doin the online points to help him out while he was deployed, so every time we would get the points up, the system raised the points. Thankfully he managed to get promoted shortly after he returned.

I don’t understand something isn’t a service member’s CAC card needed to do these things?



 

shiningjoy
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 2:10 PM

They don't do rings or gold badges anymore, he is converting over because the points are so much lower and he is looking at retirement in a couple years.  It just stinks that they screw up, and he has to pay for it.  Heck, I am still fighting about a travel pay from 3 years ago, and I have been out of the army for 2 years now!!

Quoting Anonymous:

That sucks. My hubby was on recruiting duty years ago and was meritoriously promoted to SSG after he earned his recruiting ring. (I don't know if they still do that) With his point cut off it would have been impossible to make it otherwise. Another recruiter in the same MOS and station decided to convert to Recruiting because he heard it was easier to get promoted. It worked and made his promotions in a snap! Meanwhile my husband left recruiting duty, deployed a few times, had college and still had difficulty making rank. Some MOS are just harder to make promotions than others. GL to your husband.


shiningjoy
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 2:12 PM

It is...but a lot of people do it...I won't, I had my own courses to do....

Quoting jas_momof2:

That should seriously be illegal...

Quoting sahmw2010:

I know my hubby was trying to get his points up and then the points u needed would raise every time we were 5-10 point. Yes i say we because i was doin the online points to help him out while he was deployed, so every time we would get the points up, the system raised the points. Thankfully he managed to get promoted shortly after he returned.



AbriS
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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This should be the reason he shouldn't be promoted.
Having integrity is a key element to have. Clearly, he has none and is not ready or deserves to be promoted.

Quoting sahmw2010:I know my hubby was trying to get his points up and then the points u needed would raise every time we were 5-10 point. Yes i say we because i was doin the online points to help him out while he was deployed, so every time we would get the points up, the system raised the points. Thankfully he managed to get promoted shortly after he returned.
carlyshort
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM
I'm glad the air force doesn't do points like that. You take a test. You get extra for time in service, ect...but it is mainly a test. A test they keep lowering the amount of promotable people who get promoted...but a test.
carlyshort
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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I would think it would be fraud.




Quoting sahmw2010:

The wives helping do the online points? I thought it was and was hesitant at first. But next thing i know, i found that it was actually really common (well that every wife i talked to was also helping during deployment) so after his COP was blown up and they lost internet, and he emailed me when he went to the FOB asking for my help again, i said sure, and helped him out.



Quoting jas_momof2:

That should seriously be illegal...

Quoting sahmw2010:

I know my hubby was trying to get his points up and then the points u needed would raise every time we were 5-10 point. Yes i say we because i was doin the online points to help him out while he was deployed, so every time we would get the points up, the system raised the points. Thankfully he managed to get promoted shortly after he returned.



MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Jul. 17, 2013 at 4:04 PM

 My dh's promotion doesn't have anything to do with points, but it took him a year and a half this last time from when he was selected until he pinned on. They slowed promotions drastically and were only promoting 9 guys each month. They were still promoting guys selected from 2011 well into this year. It was frustrating to say the least.

violinjewel
by Julia on Jul. 17, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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Just because a lot do it, that doesn't mean it's right. A lot still view it as cheating, fraud, etc.


Quoting sahmw2010:

The wives helping do the online points? I thought it was and was hesitant at first. But next thing i know, i found that it was actually really common (well that every wife i talked to was also helping during deployment) so after his COP was blown up and they lost internet, and he emailed me when he went to the FOB asking for my help again, i said sure, and helped him out.



Quoting jas_momof2:

That should seriously be illegal...

Quoting sahmw2010:

I know my hubby was trying to get his points up and then the points u needed would raise every time we were 5-10 point. Yes i say we because i was doin the online points to help him out while he was deployed, so every time we would get the points up, the system raised the points. Thankfully he managed to get promoted shortly after he returned.



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MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Jul. 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

 As far as the wives helping I know my sister used to do her Marine husbands MCIs (?) all the time? Whatever that is. She saw nothing wrong with it either. Crazy. I told her to knock it off.

carlyshort
by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM
You can access my pay without a cac card. You have to change the security questions or add some but it can still be done


Quoting sahmw2010:

Doesnt suprise me its changed fo CAC card. Everything is, while it is good, some of it is annoying, like trying to access my husbands mypay when i have to have a copy of it. I have to wait until he is availiable to log into it for me :( lol



Quoting barrelracer1699:

 I thought I had heard they changed it to needing a CAC card. I know a gal who used to do it for her friends too while they were gone! Yes it is wrong, yes it happens often!






Quoting sahmw2010:

No. It was a login and password. He gave me that info and told me what ones he wanted me to do, so I did.



Quoting Anonymous:



Quoting sahmw2010:

I know my hubby was trying to get his points up and then the points u needed would raise every time we were 5-10 point. Yes i say we because i was doin the online points to help him out while he was deployed, so every time we would get the points up, the system raised the points. Thankfully he managed to get promoted shortly after he returned.

I don’t understand something isn’t a service member’s CAC card needed to do these things?





 


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