When I got back to the fleet, I went on an ILP (individual learning plan) to get my Category back. I had also been promoted but didn’t need ILP (Intermediate Leadership Program) because I’d done SLC way back when.
Was talking to a buddy of mine in Ops who is also a WO who is also on a Cat ILP and leadership ILP.
When he asked me when my ILP was, I thought he meant Category and said “I’ve been on it for a few months now.” That confused him. So I thought he must mean Leadership ILP and then said “oh wait. I did that in 2002 so I don’t need it”. He also thought must have been talking about flying ILP so became even more confused. It quickly turned into the most confusing conversation I’d taken part in for a long time.
I think at the end of it, we just stopped talking and he walked out of Ops.