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  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by Soldier of Fortune

    In relation to family day, its kinda a good idea, but I wouldn't go along with it. I prefer to able to have copious amounts of alcohol with the lads w/out having to worry about my partner getting pissed off! (Which isn't hard to do!)
    Fair enough it was only one...but one too many.

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  • Tank
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    Goldie Fish, what do you mean?!? The poll suggests that the majority would be in favour of a family day. Or have I gotten something mixed up here??

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  • Goldie fish
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    So the majority would prefer to promote the idea that the DF are a bunch of alcoholics instead of promoting a good public image among their families and friends? Thats very saddening.

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  • Tank
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    I'm all for it. Always goes down a treat with whoever you choose to bring!!!

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    I think there needs to be more protection for us in the reserve. There was a fella from the TA who went to Iraq, came back and was sacked. The employment tribunal ruled in his favour, he won loads in compo.

    In relation to family day, its kinda a good idea, but I wouldn't go along with it. I prefer to able to have copious amounts of alcohol with the lads w/out having to worry about my partner getting pissed off! (Which isn't hard to do!)

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    i think they would be a great idea, when i was in the T.A. they had them , it was a great way for the friends and family to see whet you do and understand all about it. It was also a great way to get new people to join.

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  • T.I.M.
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    Originally posted by JAG
    If the government cared, legislation would have been enacted around 1980 to protect reservists employment.
    I highly doubt that it was top of there agenda back then, infact i do belive the general consensus was to had back power to the brits and apologise for the $hit state it was in!

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  • JAG
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    If the government cared, legislation would have been enacted around 1980 to protect reservists employment.

    All we need is for someone to come up a reason why having an effective and well equipped PDF & RDF is good for business. Which won't happen until there's a few munitions factories and weapons manufacturers around- consumables which can be consumed here, without the need for competiition or anything horrid like that to make your money.

    At which time people will be positively NAGGED into joining the RDF to consume all those rounds to the benefit of the business.

    Just as soon as hell freezes over.

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  • T.I.M.
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    your missing my point, any kind of action to get employers to see the need of dedication the adverage rdf person need to give must be done on a large scale, grant it gets your boss off the hook, but whats about the rest?

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  • sierra one
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    we were talking about a family,friends and bosses day if their into the army kind of thing why not?

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  • T.I.M.
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    Originally posted by sierra one
    i agree with irishrgr bringing your boss would show him/her why you need so much time off and could only convince them to give you the time off in the future and you wouldn'd have to bring your family or boss if you didnt want to
    eh, you'd invite your boss? thats really sad! its a FAMILY day out.... granted your dad/mom may be your boss, but then you wouldnt have trouble getting off work...

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  • Barry
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    Originally posted by Gaddafi
    There is always a good reason to have a bouncy castle - always!
    "On the order Lig Amach, fall out, boots off, and into the bouncy castle. GASRA, LIG.....AMACH!"

    It'd be a good idea alright, if only to prove that we actually do things, other than drink

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  • Chief Bubblewrap
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    I think it's a great idea, i'd give the unit a chance to get to know each other better, i think a battalion level event would be great, maybe a bbq or party at some stage during the year.

    There is always a good reason to have a bouncy castle - always!

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  • sierra one
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    i agree with irishrgr bringing your boss would show him/her why you need so much time off and could only convince them to give you the time off in the future and you wouldn'd have to bring your family or boss if you didnt want to

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  • ARNGScout
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    Queenie - not sure I get it - I've two questions

    1. - Seeing how many of the PDF have kids - why would they be laughing about kids having fun in a bouncy castle?

    2. Why do you care what they think? This is about the reserves family day - I wouldn't give a fiddlers about them - besides it will probably be on a Sat/Sun so most won't be there.

    Also you have to have stuff for the kids - their attention span won't be held by military equipment for long.

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