Mouth, meet money...

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by msr, May 12, 2013.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

  2. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Hundreds of pounds?

    Excellent - that will really make a difference!
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  3. My boss will be so pleased! he simply can't wait for me to **** off, let alone get paid for it!

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  4. Who cares?

    My tour bonus was a cool £5.5k.

    Sod the boss and the firm. The Yanks don't have these poxy issues. But team UK is a poxy team. That's why we can't recruit. It's demographics. We're populated by lazy selfish weaklings who expect everything done for them and compo when it isn't.

    How comes firms since, say err, 1914, haven't needed a cash incentive to have TA blokes on the books and now in 2013 we have to pay out?
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  5. "called out on reserve service" needs a bit of clarification. If this represents Annual Camp, a few hundred quid might be all it takes to encourage small businesses to take on TA soldiers, it being a bonus that they wouldn't otherwise get. If it's only payable on operational mobilisation, it's not going to have much effect, particularly if the stated aim is to avoid expeditionary conflicts.
  6. Because, until 1996, the TA were unlikely to be called out unless Britain's security was directly affected?
  7. Probably something to do with the fact that with jobs being at a premium these days and the average employee easily replaceable by a stream of Eastern Europeans; employers can stick two fingers up to whom they like.

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  8. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    a lot of TA were from national industries who took them in from the army and also gave them time off to train like the prison service used to. such industries also had enough blokes to spare unlike now where its all cut to the minimum.
  9. In 1914 there were national industries?
  10. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Civil Service Rifles?
  11. Yes of course and the post office, but that's hardly the point is it?

    I think we have decayed significantly as a society. Our concept of 'nation' is not the same as it was back then.
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  12. If I got mobilised tomorrow, I'd need to find several grand to pay HMRC in Jan [corporation tax - is this covered by existing awards?]

    Camp costs (my company) around 1000 per week but may fall within a lean period so cost not so bad.

    A couple of hundred quid?

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  13. Any idea what the TA did between 1914-18 and 1939-45?
  14. <Pedant point>

    Half of the TA (about 6 Divs) was mobilised in 38 to man the air defences. Stagging on at night and working civilian job during the day...

    Employer / Army / Family relations weren't to good at this time from all accounts.