So you've actually been in that position then have you? Left the Army and secured a civilian job? What would you allow a SNCO under your command who has completed 22 yaers service? be realistic it happens! get over it!Plant-Pilot said:I didn't think there was the manpower now to have bodies marking time and doing nothing? Let alone 'gardening leave'. You get your last 6 months in the UK to be near your potential job market, not to coast the last couple of months and get paid for doing nothing, that's what your leave entitlement is for.
I wasn't having a go at you "Nige" I was lucky enough to get two months on top of everything else and I secured employment in the first week of that time BUT as you said good luck to those that can get it!!Nige said:No, I left the army after 20 years and had secured work prior to leaving. I had my resettlement time from the day I finished on Telic 7 to the day I left the army, just about 3 months - including POTL.
If blokes can get gardening leave good luck to 'em, what I'm saying is don't rely on it or plan on having it.
REME units and sub-units will be hard pushed to cover blokes on gardening leave for sure.