Married Unacompanied food charges whilst on a course

#1
I am a married accompanied in BFG Sgt who recently attended an 8 weeks course in Blandford. I am now in BATUS on Temp Staff for 4 months and i have only just checked my payslip in detail and seen MU food charges for the 2 months away. I was accomodated in the temporary Sgts mess and the charges are FOOD CH(MU) @ £2.68 per day. Should have i been charged for this? I have looked back at previous pay slips and when attending long courses before i.e last year i never got charged this.
Any help would be appreciated.
 
#2
I would just like to point out that i havent been able to speak to any of my unit clerks in regard to this because i am in BATUS and quite busy and the obvious time difference.
 
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#3
There has been a thread about this before. I think its all to do with JPA or PAYD. But yes its how things are now! Great innit?
 
#7
We have now been told that as we are temp staff in BATUS that we will be charged food and accomodation for the 4 months we were told to come here for. I have been ordered to leave my family ( agree that LSA compensates me for that) and then im getting charged food and accom for being away aswell there is no incentive to go away anymore i didnt volunteer to come here. Im not gaining anything from being here. The excercises couldnt function without TS out here and still im getting charges on a daily basis!!!
If you were employed by a civi company who sent you away on a course or even detached you to work in another country you would be housed in a hotel paid for by the employer, fed by way of actuals by your employer, and would be compensated for time away also more than the amount you get on LSA!!!!! Its a joke and just another excuse for people to leave. If im not mistaken this mans army isnt overmanned and thay cannot afford to be pushing people out of the door.
With what they have given us in 1 hand they have taken with the other.
 
#10
Feck me - -£2.68 a day - - - and you didn't want to go on the course in the first place - - -whats things coming to ???
Your in the feckin' army, for feck sake - -

I'll get me coat - - :D
 
#11
Angus_McCoatup said:
Feck me - -£2.68 a day - - - and you didn't want to go on the course in the first place - - -whats things coming to ???
Your in the feckin' army, for feck sake - -

I'll get me coat - - :D
And you can afford to throw good money away? The point is we are paying for the privelidge of being sent away are we not? Lets not get sarcastic about it ......... And as for being in the army yes i am but i didnt want to pay to go away....
 
#12
7911bell said:
Angus_McCoatup said:
Feck me - -£2.68 a day - - - and you didn't want to go on the course in the first place - - -whats things coming to ???
Your in the feckin' army, for feck sake - -

I'll get me coat - - :D
And you can afford to throw good money away? The point is we are paying for the privelidge of being sent away are we not? Lets not get sarcastic about it ......... And as for being in the army yes i am but i didnt want to pay to go away....
No you are paying your fair share in life. When you are away on courses you are not eating at home so therefore your home food bill should be less.

Literally a case of having your cake and eating it :!:
 
#13
dingerr said:
7911bell said:
Angus_McCoatup said:
Feck me - -£2.68 a day - - - and you didn't want to go on the course in the first place - - -whats things coming to ???
Your in the feckin' army, for feck sake - -

I'll get me coat - - :D
And you can afford to throw good money away? The point is we are paying for the privelidge of being sent away are we not? Lets not get sarcastic about it ......... And as for being in the army yes i am but i didnt want to pay to go away....
No you are paying your fair share in life. When you are away on courses you are not eating at home so therefore your home food bill should be less.

Literally a case of having your cake and eating it :!:
OK im willing to pay my share in life but paying through the nose because youre going to be better at something which in turn will benefit the army and put your workload up? the army wins you lose out.....wait on dont tell me ....... youre not a pad ... believe me if you were youd understand. Either that or youre getting paid much more than everyone else i know.
 
#14
Yes i am a pad - but i've never expected something for nothing. Although not one to refuse a frebbie i don't mind getting for what i am paying for.
 
#15
dingerr said:
Yes i am a pad - but i've never expected something for nothing. Although not one to refuse a frebbie i don't mind getting for what i am paying for.
The reason you dont mind is because youre living off a bit fat wedge of canadian married accompanied LOA you Ringer!!!
You must be the only pad in the army that is up for paying when told to go away...Or just looking for an argument .......... CNUT
 
#16
7911bell said:
dingerr said:
Yes i am a pad - but i've never expected something for nothing. Although not one to refuse a frebbie i don't mind getting for what i am paying for.
The reason you dont mind is because youre living off a bit fat wedge of canadian married accompanied LOA you Ringer!!!
You must be the only pad in the army that is up for paying when told to go away...Or just looking for an argument .......... CNUT
Not looking for an argument at all i just have a point of view that doesn't agree with yours - so no need for the abuse.

There are quite a few people of the same opinion of the fairness of PAYD.

YOU are also on a nice chunk of LOA and i believe do not pay food charges whilst you are at BATUS, in fact do you pay accomodation charges?

Whats the matter glass half empty?

You'll be moaning about how hard you're working on the prairie next, when there is only half a normal exercise.
 
#17
dingerr said:
There are quite a few people of the same opinion of the fairness of PAYD.

YOU are also on a nice chunk of LOA and i believe do not pay food charges whilst you are at BATUS, in fact do you pay accomodation charges?

You'll be moaning about how hard you're working on the prairie next, when there is only half a normal exercise.
Being charged food and accomodation here fella so yes now is that right aswell as being charged for my married quarter its not like i can sleep there every night is it?

PAYD i'd be happy with that however its few and far between isnt it? i gladly purchase food on a cash basis in my own units mess with no worry.

I do however have the choice to eat at home or at work whilst away on acourse in a non PAYD unit there is no choice even if you dont eat in the mess. Look at the younger married boys privates ect i have 7 in my troop that are married pte/lcpls its quite obvious that they will lose much more.
The glass isnt half full but seeing as you are minted me and the boys will be tapping you for a drink in the mess.

As for the half Medman well i suppose thats my decision too is it? And yes i will be in the field everyday working hard and loving it .... after all i am being paid to do a job.

Enough said.
 
#18
Youve gotta get into the real world fella .... you wont always be PS someday soon youll have to go and do a real job in a real unit.......Rant Over.....Mess Bar Saturday night free bar on you for all the TS Seniors....Cheers.
 
#19
Tap all you like you'll go thirsty.

Well i'm glad to see that you pay for your food and accomodation, it may seem strange that i wasn't aware of it. but that's maybe because i've never heard anyone whine so much about having to pay for what they receive.

There are many TS who have worked in my location, the majority Ptes and JNCO's and i've never heard them moan about such things, and yes some of them have been/are married.
 
#20
dingerr said:
Tap all you like you'll go thirsty.

Well i'm glad to see that you pay for your food and accomodation, it may seem strange that i wasn't aware of it. but that's maybe because i've never heard anyone whine so much about having to pay for what they receive.

There are many TS who have worked in my location, the majority Ptes and JNCO's and i've never heard them moan about such things, and yes some of them have been/are married.
Have you even read the other threads to this im not on my own....this is a new thing so i cant see that youve ever known about this till now....NOB
At the end of the day it wont effect you until you hit the real world.
 

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