I'm just about to join a specialist unit, but i've got a couple of questions that i'd like to get answers on before i commit to joining. I understand that it'll typically be two years before i may be mobilised. If i have skills that the army want can it be less than that? My employer has no TA or reserve forces policy and there is nothing in my contract. I spoke to my boss and he wasn't totally against the idea but i can imagine that changing if i have to go away for six months. If my job can be put on hold for six months then what's to stop my employer deciding that i should be made redundant a day after i get back? I would have to prove that they have discriminated against me becasue of my TA membership. Has this happened to anyone? Am i worrying about nothing?