Posted on Feb 7, 2015
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I am a pogue, some might say King Pogue.... I am curious among all branches and all types, what is your worst admin story?

Personally, when I was an MP (yeah two strikes...) I was only paid jump pay for three months. I still don't know how that was possible, but the back pay was nice.
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MSgt Michael Durkee
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Mine was from back in 1992, the days of SarahLite. I needed to have an official message sent, but the civilian secretary couldn't do it. Add this to the the things you can't make up...
She had lost a hand in a canning factory accident, and she has Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the existing hand. Nothing against her, but really?
And yes, there are many people that think I'm insensitive...I'm not. Who hires a secretary that can't fit the requirements?
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What did she do all day? A canning factory accident?
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SGT Jim Z.
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Wow that is amazing so who did you get to do the message.
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MSgt Michael Durkee
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I ended up having to type the message on her computer, save it to a floppy disk, and run it over to the Base Communications Office myself. That was definitely one of those, "is this Candid Camera?, is this for real?" moments.
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I remember leaving an Airborne unit and losing my jump status (sad face). Unfortunately my releasing unit's S-1 didn't properly turn off the entitlements and I was receiving jump pay after PCSing. Luckily my receiving unit fixed it while on deployment and the tax free money helped alleviate the boom from the back pay.
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I have had that happen as well
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SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas
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When I was a Security Police I received a bonus that wasn't correct and I took it back and they paid it again and I took it back. The SSgt that was on my basketball team found out and had me bring it again so that she could fix it. Two months later, it was fixed but I went without a pay check for three months!
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SMSgt, wow, all because of a reenlistment bonus?
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