jobs and t.a

#1
just started a job in catering and on a 4 week trial, hours vary and some days work till 10. i was thinking of asking them after the 4 weeks if they would be ok with it. whats the chances on them of not minding. thanks :)
 
#2
Catering = McDonalds?
 
#4
Before the piss taking or thread binning commences (Both are justifiable) I'd keep my gob shut and get to know my employer.

As and when you decide to tell them remember: "My Family, My Job the TA." Keep it in that order and all should go swimmingly.
 
#5
Family, job, then and only then TA. If your employer doesnt want to give you time off or isnt willing to rearrange your shifts to account for drill nights then you will have a decision to make. Which pays your bills? The answer to that question will make the decision for you.
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damn beaten to it
 
#6
Before the piss taking or thread binning commences (Both are justifiable) I'd keep my gob shut and get to know my employer.

As and when you decide to tell them remember: "My Family, My Job the TA." Keep it in that order and all should go swimmingly.
Family, job, then and only then TA. If your employer doesnt want to give you time off or isnt willing to rearrange your shifts to account for drill nights then you will have a decision to make. Which pays your bills? The answer to that question will make the decision for you.
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damn beaten to it
to both about the job first i know that :)

thats what i'm going to ask, i'll say i'm thinking of it and happy if they say no.
 
#7
Before the piss taking or thread binning commences (Both are justifiable) I'd keep my gob shut and get to know my employer.

As and when you decide to tell them remember: "My Family, My Job the TA." Keep it in that order and all should go swimmingly.
Family, job, then and only then TA. If your employer doesnt want to give you time off or isnt willing to rearrange your shifts to account for drill nights then you will have a decision to make. Which pays your bills? The answer to that question will make the decision for you.
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damn beaten to it
to both about the family and job first i know that :)

thats what i'm going to ask, i'll say i'm thinking of it and happy if they say no.
 
#8
just started a job in catering and on a 4 week trial, hours vary and some days work till 10. i was thinking of asking them after the 4 weeks if they would be ok with it. whats the chances on them of not minding. thanks :)
Well as everyone else here says your priorities must be your family, your job an then the TA

If all goes swimmingly though then by god go for it. I highly reccomend life in the TA but don't let it take over/become your life. I've seen a few lads from our company who've done that an they don't particularly have good lifestyles outside the TA as they either gave up work, a partner, etc to do it which I don't reccomend.

But trust me if your willing to give some of your spare time to serve your country then the benefits are amazing:

.great training
.nice extra pay boost at the end of the month
.good mates you can rely on

There's loads others but I canny be arsed to put them. Either way mate good luck if you decide to go for it :)
 
#9
Well as everyone else here says your priorities must be your family, your job an then the TA

If all goes swimmingly though then by god go for it. I highly reccomend life in the TA but don't let it take over/become your life. I've seen a few lads from our company who've done that an they don't particularly have good lifestyles outside the TA as they either gave up work, a partner, etc to do it which I don't reccomend.

But trust me if your willing to give some of your spare time to serve your country then the benefits are amazing:

.great training
.nice extra pay boost at the end of the month
.good mates you can rely on

There's loads others but I canny be arsed to put them. Either way mate good luck if you decide to go for it :)
and cheap ale in the TAC bar,,
 
#11
#12
Remind me again. Didn't the Kingo's Disband in 2006?
 
#13
Remind me again. Didn't the Kingo's Disband in 2006?
Yep but then 4 LANCS was formed an the whole DOL Regiment kept the title Kingsman....hence Kingo
 
#15
Personally I'd have mentioned it at the interview if I was already doing it but in a "Don't worry it's a weekend thing if I've got time" sort of way. Your new employer may have a bar on employing reservists and if you say you're doing it after 4 weeks employment then that's akin to lying on an application and, well, you know the rest.
 
#16
I would be inclned at this stage to sound them out gradually, if you work weekends I suspect they will not be keen. The governmenmt would like to think they can persuade employers to enthusiasm; and they will do OK with goverment organisations and MoD contractors, and decreasingly with the local authority sector.

When it gets to pure private, I estimate for every one keen, there will be fifty who look at it and say not in my backyard.

It is not just the weekend thing any more, and any promotion you are looking to will decrease your employers capabilitry to cover you should you deploy, so it is very likely to affect if you get a promotion at all.

I am cynical, but the last four firms I have worked for over the last 20 years would all have come down on the "if we are not your priority bugger off" routine.
 
#17
Working in the catering industry usually means lots of evening and weekend shifts, which probably isn't ideal if you are interested in continuing with your local TA unit.

Another option is a specialist unit, where there is a reduced commitment. Perhaps something like the Catering Support Regiment would be a good idea? It could also help with your civvy career (relevant courses and experience).

Worth a think about anyway.

Regards
T_T
 
#18
Before the piss taking or thread binning commences (Both are justifiable) I'd keep my gob shut and get to know my employer.

As and when you decide to tell them remember: "My Family, My Job the TA." Keep it in that order and all should go swimmingly.
What he said.

BTW, have you worked at a Harvester before?
 
#19
Well as everyone else here says your priorities must be your family, your job an then the TA

If all goes swimmingly though then by god go for it. I highly reccomend life in the TA but don't let it take over/become your life. I've seen a few lads from our company who've done that an they don't particularly have good lifestyles outside the TA as they either gave up work, a partner, etc to do it which I don't reccomend.

But trust me if your willing to give some of your spare time to serve your country then the benefits are amazing:

.great training
.nice extra pay boost at the end of the month
.good mates you can rely on

There's loads others but I canny be arsed to put them. Either way mate good luck if you decide to go for it :)
thanks :)

Personally I'd have mentioned it at the interview if I was already doing it but in a "Don't worry it's a weekend thing if I've got time" sort of way. Your new employer may have a bar on employing reservists and if you say you're doing it after 4 weeks employment then that's akin to lying on an application and, well, you know the rest.
i did think of it but realy needed a job, and he did ask if there were any evenings i couldn't work and i said ok to work. as i said would be nice to do it, but if they say no i'd be fine with it.

What he said.

BTW, have you worked at a Harvester before?
nope, why's that ?.
 
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