I visited the AFCO last week and was told my application from last year was still active, and they were going to get my details sent up from the other AFCO that I applied at. This was a massive relief as I'm guessing it means no long application form/reference/medical forms/opticians.. as I got past that and to the interviews last time. With that in mind, I started to think that this was going to be quite easy without any real complications.. But now I appear to have lost my job - I haven't even been told officially. I have been informed by a third party. (Long story - I work with Apple computers, so I need access to a database of parts/serial numbers. I got an email Friday saying I no longer had access as I was no longer employed by the company in question - with a member of my company's name giving it authorisation.) If I'm totally honest, this has shocked me a bit as I've been off work ill with tonsilitis and shingles (old man disease? ) for about 3 weeks - as one hit after the other. But its all been signed off by a doctor.. anyway, that's all something for another forum I guess. Problem being - Will the Army want references from this employer? As I don't know exactly why I've been sacked, and its quite a concern! I was considering looking into taking action against them, mainly for the way I have been informed of being sacked - but I don't really want to antagonize them if I will need a reference! (I say take action - none of that compensation bs, an apology and the pay for the month would do!) If I did take any action - will the army take the view that I am essentially a bit of whiney cnut and should probably learn to take some shit before I join? Also, will my recruiter take a dim view if I ring up and say "I've lost my job, so I need to change my contact number."?