But, the division PO told me that they would before
long, and I should start now trying to get in, he replies.
SN Christmas reluctantly gets up and starts for the
file cabinet. Whats your name?
Boate, Jon T. I m in the deck force now.
SN Christmas pulls his record and walks to the
counts. Your test scores are not high enough for RM
school. He closes the record and starts back to the file
But, the PO said I could get the scores waived
based on the needs of the Navy. SN Boate has learned
quite a bit about the Radioman rating by completing the
Navys correspondence course for the rating and asking
the radio gang a lot of questionshe doesnt want to
miss his opportunity to become one of them.
Everybodys a #$%& expert!
SN Boate stammers, He said you waived the scores
for. . .
Put in a chit! Its no skin off my nose. It wont be
approved. He replaces the record in the file and returns
to his desk.
#$%&, we can only waive 10 points, which wont
do you any good.
LPO Brush, finally disturbed by the rising voices,
looks up from his book and glares at SN Boate, We
dont tell you how to chip the #$%& deck dont try to
tell us how to do our #$%& job! You heard what
Christmas said. Now quit bothering him; hes got work
to do. SN Boate turns and walks away.
LPO Brush shakes his head as he says, These guys
today; no respect at all. He returns to his book, and
Door and Christmas resume their discussion of their
A few minutes later, PO Seaman enters the
personnel office. He has finally received his long
awaited orders for shore duty. He has only been
transferred twiceto school and then to the ship. Since
then he has become a husband and father. Both PO
Seaman and his wife are looking forward to the tour of
shore duty, but both has several unanswered questions
about transferring with dependents. So, PO Seaman
enters the personnel office and says, Hey, Door, you
got my orders typed up yet?
PO Door comes over to the counter. Not yet.
Whats your hurry? You wont be leaving for another
What will my detachment date be?
I havent figured it out yet. It depends on how much
leave you take and how much travel time is allowed.
LPO Brush looks up from his book, Door, havent
you typed his orders? Youve had them for 2 weeks.
Weve been busy. Ill get it now, Brush. How much
travel time and leave does he get?
Look it up! I thought your work was all caught
Ill be caught up by the time they sound liberty
LPO Brush snorts, You will be caught up before
your liberty starts. PO Seaman, can you come back in
about an hour? That should give these geniuses enough
I guess so. Say, I am going to have some furniture
to ship. Do you take care of that?
Naw. Check with Supply. They should have some
answers for you. As PO Seaman leaves the office, LPO
Brush goes back to his desk, muttering, If you want
anything done right, you can expect to do it yourself.
EVALUATION OF CASE NUMBER 3
Other than the somewhat careless approach to
preparing PO Seamans orders, there is not much basis
for marking these items. However, LPO Brush would
probably give the office a high rating. After
thought his office was functioning smoothly.