Admin Office Opening Hours

Lets have a competition to find out which Admin Office has the LONGEST opening hours. We could even spice it up by publishing the best excuses for the Admin Office being closed. Ours here in Herford is one of the good ones and is actually open all morning.
Now you are taking the P**S.  Unless your talking about the 24 hours a day you spend on sport and planning adventure training and block leave!!
you trying to start a bun fight, we know that the pay office only opens for 1 hr a day, if your lucky and thats only to pay of a debit
You actually get to pay a debit? I thought that Glasgow normally just took it from source without warning and normally 3 months before you owed or even incurred the debt. (Seen how quick they are at giving money owed to you?) Of course I am only talking as enlisted scum and realise the system is different for officers who are sent a letter by Glasgow informing them of the debt and asking how they would like to clear it!
as officers get asked to clear their debt do teachers get theirs dispersed around the enlisted to pay as it seems they pay for f***k all else
The finest hour of my old admin office was in Bosnia.

Firstly we were assured that our LOA would be stopped as soon as we deployed.  We were then told that all AR payements would be debited the next month.

Come the fourth month - three months worth of LOA and AR payements go in a one-er.  One of my blokes was payed just under £1 that month.  I headed to BGHQ to enquire as to how that could have happened.  The vexed and besieged staff informed me it was our fault as we should have looked at our statements and aimed off.  No one had seen a statement since deploying.  
why do they always try to blame the soldier and say you should put some money aside for problems like these could you imagine the uproar if they did it to say oil riggers away from home?
I've got to stick up for the long suffering AGC here:

Have you ever been in to an RAF admin office?  There's an ultra-quick excellent service because they have around 3 times as many people.  You are served my a SAC(?) according to where you lie in the alphabet, behind each 3 of these SACs sits a JNCO then 3 to a SNCO etc.  Behind all this there's the 'back room' that crack on with all the other stuff.  Huge. (still think they're a bunch of wasters who use double the resources and people 2 ranks higher for every job!)

My point is that, like everything else, we rely on the maximum output from the bare minimum manning.   While our clerks don't often gibber in water filled trenches, they normally push out the hours in camp.

Sermon finished.  

PS.  I obviously don't include RMP in my praise for the AGC.  See me earlier comments for an accurate assessment of their worth.


War Hero
Oh Hippy,  You really should come to this HQ.

We're purple here (and for all you 2Lts that means we talk to the Navy AND punch some RAF officers from time to time).

They have a small RAF RAO type thingy here and it's C**p.

The only good thing about it is the amazingly good looking Flt Lt who runs it.  Blue eyes, Blonde Hair, Curvy and single...  Hang on a minute what am I doing here at this ti


Harry - My experience of the RAO's office at H was that he was tighter than a knatts chuff. Which was crap if you were a blade putting in a claim for rightiously saving the world.. but great if the CSA was trying to steal your money to give to your 'dead woman walking' ex - wife.
G3 snob, an interesting name that complements dropping of SF type phrases (blade, H).  Now, unless I'm sorely mistaken, G3 snob, you are RSigs.

No further comment.
???Simple one maybe?

Why do we not have something like on-line banking to change bank account details etc.  I use Egg and am thick as F**K when it comes to PC's but manage to do all my banking on-line.  

Porblem is - I guess the best skive excuse for getting away from the Gun Park broom sweep is quickly removed ("just off to the Pay Office Bomb, back in 30 mins"!!!!)
Excellent idea Bull, on line banking type dooberymafurking sounds brill. Only work though if we take Glasgow out of the equation!!
Can we start a campaign here to have First Direct or Egg take over our Admin and pay.
Although i wouldnt usually complain about much where BATUS is concerned (loved the place) the pay office deserves a mention in this topic, as in december '96 it had to close!! what note was put on the door?
                "the pay office is closed until further notice due to heating failure!"

imagine the pity afforded to the pay staff by the lads (and lasses) that had been out on the bowl in the snow for the last 3 weeks!
I wouldn't shout too loudly about electronic pay.  Remember the excuses when they were always mucking about with unicom.  It got the blame for everything.  Apparently it was even responsible for buggering the regimental mascot and wrecking the Mess!!!
Remember those all time favourite excuses:

It's not our fault its Glasgow.

The disc corrupted with everyone from B- Z.

It's not our fault its Glasgow.

Really, you will get that money next month.

It's not our fault it's Glasgow.

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