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Shrinkage in the Eurofighter: A pilot declares her resignation

@ n.machiavielli

I can join the @ CRM moderator and maybe add a few thoughts of my own.

In the past, there was the temporary soldier SaZ 12 as a rule only in the sergeant career with appropriate specialist training, who was allowed to do further civil professional training for the last 2 years of service at his own request, i.e. was available to the troops for 10 years.

This was a fair and neat agreement, with 20 years of service for Bw, 10 years of service, 2 years to prepare for the new civilian profession, to start a civilian career with 32 years of age. As a rule, at the end of the day, the candidate did not leave the Bw with a master's qualification or the corresponding degree and started his civilian career.

Today an obligation period can also be 15, 20 or even 25 years and is not limited to the sergeant career, but also non-commissioned officers without portepee (A5 - A7) (the police practically no longer exist after training) or team service career (A3 - A6) (In civilian terms only as a correctional officer) is possible with these long periods of obligation.

For the team career, there is no special training recognized by the civil profession (perhaps apart from a truck driver's license and, in the special case, a bus driver's license). NCOs usually receive a three-month specialist training in addition to military training. For SaZ 12 to 25, this is not exactly a lot of civilian usable training.

So what does this have to do with our discussion thread?

These temporary soldiers, poorly trained for the civilian job market, want to gain a foothold in civilian life after 12 to 25 years. Of course, you are entitled to transitional fees for up to 5 years in order to rebuild your life outside, but let's be honest with ourselves:

There are two halves of work in life:
The first from 20 to 45 years and the second from 45 to 67 years.

In the first one gets a job relatively easily - in the second relatively poorly if one does not have the appropriate qualifications. Exactly this qualification, professional experience in a learned profession, is missing in the long-term volunteer service described above in the team and non-commissioned officers. Career.

The risk that these former soldiers end up in the welfare system between the ages of 50 and 67 is relatively high, because they have simply been soldiers at a low qualification level for too long.

So, if you want to have long-term soldiers at a lower qualification level, i.e. team ranks for 20, 25 years up to early or mid-40s, you would have to reasonably think about it, then you have to secure the existence of these people with an immediate pension after leaving the company. If the people concerned go to the social welfare office and apply for Hartz IV, then they also get this support, but they have done a lot for this state and that should be rewarded.

You have done more for this state than, for example, an eternal student who after 14 semesters with a municipal mandate as a city council keeps himself afloat from the attendance fee because he cannot find a job with his studies as a social pedagogue or the like and cannot support himself.

So either the old model with SaZ 12 only for sergeants, all other careers shorter commitment periods or an immediate basic supply if you want to release these soldiers into the free economy in their mid-40s.

And so we come back to Ms. Baumann. She consistently said that at 33 she has better career opportunities than at 41/42 when starting over. After the new beginning with immediate pension as BO 41 was unilaterally terminated, she consistently concentrated on the marketing of her own professional capital and took this step.

This is a free market economy with the same ethics as the employer, the corporal, trained as a door gunner, released into the free economy at the age of 40 and says "now see how you get along."