Have you got a link for that, my Granda (who is now dead so I cant clarify with him) said breakfast was free and you were suppose to attend. Nothing about the other meals.Taking you back a long way but we all used to get free scran. If you went on leave, you got a ration allowance to cover what you didn't eat and married personnel got the ration allowance in their pay.
The pre PAYD surplus cash was utilised by QMs for 'extras'. 'Free' tea, coffee and naafi 3's at meetings etc. As soon as PAYD arrived that pot of cash disappeared.Taking you back a long way but we all used to get free scran. If you went on leave, you got a ration allowance to cover what you didn't eat and married personnel got the ration allowance in their pay.
To make it look like the forces got a big rise, they brought in the system where you got more pay but got money stopped automatically to pay for the food and accommodation (something else you didn't pay for).
Trouble is, you paid for all meals whether you were there or not unless on official leave. So you paid for meals at weekends even if you weren't there.
This was great for us shift workers as we used to get loads of extras paid for by the amount the cooks could claim back from all the gazome at weekends.
Plenty of shimfing from those who claimed they ate out or went home and still had to pay and complained they were paying for stuff they didn't eat.
I think this went on for some years so they decided to bring in PAYD and put it out to private contractors. They could also meet the government targets of reducing manpower at the same time.
They got what they wished for but continue shimfing.
To Be honest I (stupidly) just thought the issue would be dealt with, i figured Chief Chip at the very least would look at the complaints book on a daily basis, and action any points- I was obviously wrong.Almost like you didn't have a Dii account.
Can't remember the detail now but a chef/server used the same item to serve two protein options. Can't remember the issue but there was ne. I fired an email referencing the entry, my entry beneath and explaining what happened. To chief chip, civvie contract manager, CCd to QM, RQ and the badge.
Young lad was apologised to next day. No problems.
My mess book was rammed with good and bad comments, when I ate in the cookhouse, on duty, I would enter my thoughts, good and bad.
They're providing a service. It should be honoured.
Have I got a link for how it used to be when I joined up? Nope, we didn't have computers or mobile phones then either.Have you got a link for that, my Granda (who is now dead so I cant clarify with him) said breakfast was free and you were suppose to attend. Nothing about the other meals.
I seem to remember that was true although not at the direction of the QM. Various departments often got brew kit from the cookhouse. After PAYD came in they started to charge which would be so bad bad but I also seem to remember their prices being extortionate.Nonsense.
True.If you have a lazy chef doing the bare minimum the food will be crap, a motivated and talented chef can rustle up decent meals out of almost anything. But pay peanuts and you get monkeys.
That was another poster not me.@stacker1 points out it took three months to raise a complaint by the qm. This is unacceptable. The issue is forgotten about.
It should have been escalated that day and certainly no later than the end of the week.
This is partly down to the qm not putting in place robust policing of the contract, and there not being a clear path to his door. The RSM reads the report. Why the f*ck didn't he send it to the qm? And finally why didn't @stacker1 push it up?