I’m a Cpl and I’ve been in the corps actively for just over 6 years now. I’ve been to national choir, sport at all levels other than corps, I’ve got a load of badges and the list goes on.
Yet I just can’t seem to get promoted, I’ve asked why and the first reason was “I’m not doing enough for the squadron”. This was not true as I was teaching classes, hosting a project and there isn’t a single charity event or recruitment drive I haven’t been too.
I changed and asked the same question later on “you are hesitant at drill”. I again have been in the corps for 6 years and drill is not something I’m bad at however I went on NCO courses both junior and senior in order to prove that I can do drill however still no promotion.
there is more but basically I’m always given an excuse for why I’m not being promoted past Cpl, I make a change and then don’t get promoted regardless.
There are plenty of people in my squadron, I’ve been passed over for promotion for other people who don’t do as much as me and I’m starting to think its because I’m autistic… It’s obviously impossible to prove that this is the case but I entirely believe it’s because I’m autistic.
I am however a very high functioning autistic and this lack of promotion (even though it shouldn’t) is ruining my cadet career, I’m actually approaching depression from it as I feel under appreciated, fought against, not good enough and so on.
How do I approach this problem?