£45 per month for the worlds slowest connection, I assume the genius that signed up to that is now rather rich and doesn't work for the MoD anymore?
I forgot to pick up your point about CFT. It's only right that all fitness tests are equal to the regular army. We as reservists cannot have our cake and eat it (no pun intended), if we want the respect and benefits of regular army service then we have to be at a standard to justify it. And before anyone mentions that we are part time and don't get time off for PT. DEAL WITH IT, NO ONE FORCES US TO TAKE A WAGE FROM OLD LIZ. WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS.
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Oh and re my 4p worth on MPAR/SJAR box ticking. Get the subject to write the SJAR themselves, and set achievements that they have already passed or are likely to pass bar some unfortunate incident involving them being hit by a bus. Then they have a blinding MPAR, the officer looks like he's a leader of men and the pointless box is ticked.
I do hope you are joking here. This is a massive abdication of responsibility.
Oh, and if you want the LOAC presentation as a ppt, rather than as a pdf, I'll grab it off a friend of mine and send it to you.
This issue is twofold:
Firstly, there is absolutely no mandatory training on HR process for those outside of AGC (SPS) with only your seniors to advise (assuming they know what the f##k they are doing) and a JSP. This is a hugely failing JOs and needs to be rectified.
Your PSAO / RCMO should be a) delivering training, b) being the POC for any questions you may have and c) keeping a watching brief over the process at sub-unit level.
Anything less is just idleness.
I agree that reservists are often a lot more swept up than Regulars when in comes to MATTS, the bounty qualification has developed this culture.