How do you deal with the bleating missus over annual camps ?

#1
Have a question to see how people handle the annual camp issue, what I am talking about is the fact you get something like 25 days holiday and a good ten of them will be in green.

Now I know the official line off of Sabre etc but I am really interested in what guys really see in there places of work and how you deal with the "lost" holiday

DO YOU....

Suck it up like a man and claim 15 days camp is the best holiday in the world and wifey can just wait till I retire befoer booking 2 weeks in Teneriffe ?

Lucky enough to be in a company that gives you extra paid holiday ?

Take a week or so unpaid and hope the pay and bounty cover money lost ?

This is research to aid wellyhead's pursuit in talking my darling wife into letting me put on a green suit again
 

jmj

Old-Salt
#2
At the moment i take it as part of my holiday, i get 19 days. so taking 10 off for camp rather cramps my style.
Current deployment means i don't need a camp next year thank god, so i'm hitting the beach!

J
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#3
I found that companies in the RFA scheme would support your camp committment even to the point of paying a temp or overtime to cover your work but I never met one that would give it as additional paid leave, plenty of unpaid special leave but dont even think about your wages!
Just to pi55 of the other half, you take cash with you and piss up your bounty/pay whilst there!
 
#4
You are married to a sheep ha ha!

Seriously the civil service gives special paid leave - one of the few perks that are supposed to make up for the rubbish wages. You could always remind your wife how much fun a girls holiday is :lol:
 
#5
If your already in your company then see if you can negotiate some extra holidays prior to joining the TA. If its a new company and your already in the TA see if you can negotiate something at the interview or find out the policiy on resrvists.
I was very lucky i got an extra 14 days paid leave and unlimited days unpaid after that, i didnt lose my normal holidays through TA.
But now i,m the boss of my own company so i do wot i want and if i employ anyone in the TA i will support them as much as i possibly can. What you have to put in to priority is:
Family
Money
Queen and Country
Drinkin with the lads
Job
Your Boss
Impressing ugly chicks with your part time action adventure whilst wearing green.

Once you have your priorities set your laffing. :lol:
 
#6
Dear Welllyhead

Suggest you commune with Regimental_Stick_Insect on the missus front.He has established a long list of 'lines' to convince her that he should join/train/serve and has convinced her that is good/safe/profitable/in her best interests for him to continue.
 
#7
funny you should say that but I have already spoken in great length with the sticky one ref this very issue

Its an on going battle of which I have lost the first 2 engagments, but we are of plucky stuff and right will ensue
 
#8
whiffler said:
Dear Welllyhead

Suggest you commune with Regimental_Stick_Insect on the missus front.He has established a long list of 'lines' to convince her that he should join/train/serve and has convinced her that is good/safe/profitable/in her best interests for him to continue.
Wonder if any of them will work on dear mumsy? I suspect her reaction will be along the lines of 'So you want to go somewhere to get killed, do you? You won't be any good at that!'
 
#9
WannabeSTABgal said:
whiffler said:
Dear Welllyhead

Suggest you commune with Regimental_Stick_Insect on the missus front.He has established a long list of 'lines' to convince her that he should join/train/serve and has convinced her that is good/safe/profitable/in her best interests for him to continue.
Wonder if any of them will work on dear mumsy? I suspect her reaction will be along the lines of 'So you want to go somewhere to get killed, do you? You won't be any good at that!'
Parents you can deal with, its wifes/husbands/partners (gotta be PC :wink:) that threaten to leave with the kids you got to look out for
 
#10
wellyhead said:
WannabeSTABgal said:
whiffler said:
Dear Welllyhead

Suggest you commune with Regimental_Stick_Insect on the missus front.He has established a long list of 'lines' to convince her that he should join/train/serve and has convinced her that is good/safe/profitable/in her best interests for him to continue.
Wonder if any of them will work on dear mumsy? I suspect her reaction will be along the lines of 'So you want to go somewhere to get killed, do you? You won't be any good at that!'
Parents you can deal with, its wifes/husbands/partners (gotta be PC :wink:) that threaten to leave with the kids you got to look out for
Oh, he'll be alright... Be a bit hypocritical if he weren't in fact.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#12
WannabeSTABgal said:
wellyhead said:
WannabeSTABgal said:
whiffler said:
Dear Welllyhead

Suggest you commune with Regimental_Stick_Insect on the missus front.He has established a long list of 'lines' to convince her that he should join/train/serve and has convinced her that is good/safe/profitable/in her best interests for him to continue.
Wonder if any of them will work on dear mumsy? I suspect her reaction will be along the lines of 'So you want to go somewhere to get killed, do you? You won't be any good at that!'
Parents you can deal with, its wifes/husbands/partners (gotta be PC :wink:) that threaten to leave with the kids you got to look out for
Oh, he'll be alright... Be a bit hypocritical if he weren't in fact.
Rather she took the kids than left them with me!
 
#14
Okay.

Resign, leave office based job working 85-90 hrs per week, do a PGCE and become a teacher. Instant increase from 17 days to 17 weeks paid holiday in the first year. Finish work at 3:55 Monday to Friday, sit and listen to the other staff moan about the stress of the job and wind them up using terms like 'retired' and 'beats real work'! :lol:

The fact that you take a 78% pay cut means that the TA is now responsible for 25+% of your income which is good reason for wifey to let you go off sojering. Another bonus is that the "C" you got in your last OJAR on the basis of not attending enough becomes something rather better as a result of your 78 days in green and doing the OC's job for him.

The only thing I have yet to work out is why I was doing the OC's job when he was a teacher as well... but he was a sapper so there's no accounting.

Das Stab said:
You need 'Dear Shortfuse's' advice on this tricky subject I fear.
Yes, I can hear it now. "Take home an extra round of ball after your first range day and slot the biatch. Shouldn't have married a whinger in the first place"! Actually...
 
#16
wellyhead said:
funny you should say that but I have already spoken in great length with the sticky one ref this very issue

Its an on going battle of which I have lost the first 2 engagments, but we are of plucky stuff and right will ensue
What you need is a reprobate comrade (in the Simpsons Barney, in real life Whiffler) who can be held up as an example of, err ..., anything that helps (whether good or bad).

Frau Stick is oft heard to say "Oh RSI, you and Whiffler, I get no sense from you when you're off together". I don't think he's told her I left 11 years ago ..... good drills on his part.

Why don't you bame it all on RSI, and tell the mem-sahib how much she'll enjoy Flankers - and how guilty you'd feel if she were to miss out?.
 
#17
Argh yes the missus!

well you could say you have no choice to go to camp and get pissed,
you could leave her, but on a serious note its hard to find a job that gives you extra leave, but you have to realise the amount of commitment that you have to give when you join- thats what its all about..
althougth like someone else already said the civil service is best..
 
#18
wellyhead said:
This is research to aid wellyhead's pursuit in talking my darling wife into letting me put on a green suit again
Pan her grid in with a shovel and burry her under the patio... talk is cheap :D
 

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