Ive been thinking about how many manhours REME waste and the biggest loss is due to the 3 year posting cycle. With the new system of 10 days embarkation leave and with booking out and booking in to units as well as any conversion to equipment it is staggering at the days lost. For one individual if he takes 5 days to book out, 5 days to book in, 10 days embarkation leave and 30 days equipment conversion then you are looking at 50 days wasted in a three year posting. if you say that 2000 members of REME are posted each year then this means that for booking out and booking in as well as embarkation leave that 40,000 days are wasted each year. i know these figures are estimated but if there are even halfway right it is a lot of production wasted. Im not even going to go into the cost of postings but i bet it would refurbish a few accomodation blocks. I realise that there are circumstances where people have to move or want to but why move people who are happy where they are and whose unit is happy with them.