Yes, this is another post about me trying to get promoted to sergeant. I found out today that my old platoon sergeant who is the first sergeant of one of our line companies (still following?) offered me a postion in his company using backhome manning rosters. That is good news which means when the new list comes out this summer I would have a VERY VERY good chance of getting promoted. Now I find out that the transfer might have to wait till this trip across the pond is over before I can be transferred. That also means that when it comes time to promote people, that first sergeant cant select me until he exhausts all of his eliglible soldiers currently in his unit before selecting me. Believe me their are more eligible soldiers than postions WHICH MEANS I am friggin stuck as a friggin specialist for another friggin year. Can someone please tell me why the hell I am wasting my friggin time in this friggin uniform when I am destined to stay this friggin rank? Anyways, if you cant tell the word for today is friggin. I am trying to cut down on cursing so I am using friggin for everything. Its days like today that make me want to kick the living crap out of myself for enlisting in the guard when I left Active Duty. I keep putting my life on hold for this fuckin shit (oops slipped) and I cant even get promoted. It seems everyone feels I am more than qualified and I damn well know I am cuz I have stepped up to the plate many of times and filled the shoes but yet I am stuck in a friggin pit and everyone who throws a rope down to me throws a too short of a rope. Well I am done bitchin cuz it wont help me anyhow. Oh well, as my girlfriend says, Life Happens.