Hi I was just wondering if any posties in the TA could tell me if they have any problems from Royal mail over them being in the TA?
i.e are they helpful when you need time off for camp? Thinking of looking in to joining.
I know that if you used to join the TA as a Postal & Courier Operative, it was classed as a Specialist Trade and you weren't required to attend as many/any drill nights etc. More focus on annual camp and the like. This may have changed tho'.
I'm a postie and was in the TA before I joined RM. My DOM and line managers have been good about it and have really helped when I've needed time off for training. Officially RM gives you 2 weeks paid and 9 days unpaid leave on top of your annual leave for TA. I say go for it!