Alright guys, a bit of advice needed. I am just about to enlist in the TA and also start a new job. I know that many large employers support reservists but I will work for a small business in a specialist role with sometimes irregular working hours. I have not told my employer that I intend to join the TA and I'm not sure how happy they will be about the news. Have any of you got experience of working in a small company? How easy is it to balance this with the TA? Any suggestions about how to present the news to my employer in a positive way?