HI guys with PAYD nearly upon us and no real feed back from you guys can I have your input.
NO names no pack drill.
NO names no pack drill.
Except, with the exception of the pub, the rest have all gone: banished as a result of NAAFI's exclusive right to flog food to servicemen on camp.elovabloke said:I would have much rather kept my cash and eaten down the sallybash, ydub, tocH and the pub.
Life's not worth living - nobody scoffed in the NAAFI or the Cookhousecpunk said:
Points noted dingerr but even under the pre-PAYD system stats showed that less than 50% of soldiers turned up for their meals.dingerr said:The general concensus is that the majority of soldiers will not eat under the PAYD system.
There seem to be two main concerns that are doing the rounds:
1. The food that a soldier is allowed to take from the hot-plate is insufficient to feed a soldier if it is to stay within the basic price.
2. Soldiers will no longer have their own cookhouse, they will go and eat at a place that is now open to civilians, senior and officers if they desire to eat there.
There are also worries about soldiers having insufficient funds to feed themselves towards the end of the month and also the health of soldiers, who if not eating in an Army cookhouse would be prone to poor eating.
It would be benificial if soldiers were taught more on healthy eating etc. Possibly as MATT. There does not seem to be too much focus on this within the Army other than in rehabilitation centres.
Healthy eating is a matter for SCHOOLS! Not the Army. Soldiers shouldnt need to be taught about healthy eating, they should be provided with healthy food in abundance. It should be that X factor of benefits that military service should bring.dingerr said:It would be benificial if soldiers were taught more on healthy eating etc. Possibly as MATT. There does not seem to be too much focus on this within the Army other than in rehabilitation centres.
walt_of_the_walts said:WotW,dingerr said:The notion of soldiers having to pay anything at all for food whilst in service is fundamentally wrong, in or out of camp, at home or deployed.
Including married and living out soldiers?
Soldiers have got exactly what is they asked for and what is written on the tin. The same amount of food as they were entitled to under the old system with the option to pay for more if they so choose.
Even if PAYD were to double the rate paid under the old system it would still be a good deal - 3 meals a day for about Â£50 per week.
Unfortunate choice of adage maybe but you can't have your cake and eat it. Quality and choice is of course a different issue, and the contractor needs to be firmly held to account on this.
I trust his response was "Show me the contract".mushroom said:One specific - at Watchfield one officer asked for cream with his pudding rather than custard. The answer was that the contract stated custard and no cream would be available.
At another location one officer asked for two pieces of bacon and no sausage rather than one piece and a sausage, was told no the contract was one piece of bacon.
Both times the contract was quoted and the attitude was aggressively defensive. I have not yet heard that 'it's more than my job's worth' but I'm sure that it will come soon. Moreover if this is the attitude in the officers mess, what is it like to the boys.