Guy Gardener wrote:
More so, Kim was doing an Ensigns job. If he wanted to be a lieutenant then he had to be transferred to a new post. It's a waste of resources to put a lieutenant in a post that can be filled in by some kid fresh out of the academy.
If Operations officer is an ensign's job, why was a LIEUTENANT COMMANDER doing it on Picard's ship? And third in command, no less.