I'm just wondering what the worst consequences are if an employer gives me a bad reference when the army requests one? To cut a long story short, following a bit of an issue with my employer (discussed on here before!) - I have now been sacked for Gross Misconduct, as I took 2 days unauthorized absence. One to attend my BARB test, Key Skills etc - and the second to.. erm.. post my resignation. I am actually getting a bit of legal advice, and have been told I could take it to a tribunal - but I just want to live an easy life with no conflict there! So whether I do or not is another issue. I could probably get another 2 referee's without any major issues; I'm just wondering if this will mess my application up in anyway?