Why oh Why does it seem that clerks can continue not to do their specific job roles and still get away with it? Im referring to a friend of mine who happens to be a junior rank. He is currently going through the process of moving to Germany. Due to the fact that allowances and what we are entitled to are never really published, or made aware to individuals, by the people "in the know" shall we say. He wasnt aware that he was entitled to stay in a hotel paid for by the Army after handing his quarter over and awaiting onward movement to Germany. Therefore due to his poor admin I have had him and his homeless gypo wife staying with me. I decided to look into this matter a little further, and found to my surprise that he is still allowed to claim PAR, (all you clerky types will know what this means). I informed my lesser ranked friend of this so he went to see his Ssgt clerk to which he replied..." You are only allowed to claim PAR if services families accomodation is unavailable, and it is available becuase you are stopping at your friends!" So is service families accomodation is unavailable if I kick him out tonight eh? Now my interpretation of JSP 752 Chapter 3 part (c), is that he can opt to stay at a friends home and still claim PAR at a flate rate. It seems to me that I am going to be forced to drag the said Ssgt off his downgraded fat f*ckin arrse and beat him to within an inch of his pathetic exsitence. Why is it that SOME clerks seem to be able to have the power to completey dis-rupt a families life in this way and clearly get away with it? Im not for one second saying that this applies to all clerks becuase I have been helped out big time in the past. However some of them seem to have a total disregard for the way their actions (or lack of) have a detrimental effect on soldiers families. Surley the process is stressful enough in its self without the attitude that some clerks seem to have. Now Im expecting some individuals to jump to the defence of these said people, but just remember families are put through enough what with tours, exercises etc etc, please remember it does not matter what rank you are dealing with spare a thought for their wives, husbands, and kids eh!