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26 Jun - wear your uniform to work day

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
Just a note that 26 Jun is the closest working day to the Armed Forces day. MOD has stipulated that all MOD military staff (both regular and reserve) in Main Building, Old War Office and St Georges court should wear uniform to work that day, unless they have a VERY good reason not to.

Looking forward to seeing plenty of RNR in rig on the day!
 

Karma

War Hero
Purple_twiglet said:
No news yet - will be promulgated in a few weeks time apparently. Rumour is 3's....

Two weeks away, so it's going to have to be next week to give the weekend travellers a chance :)

If threes, I may. Depends whether I'm in Whi or not.
 

(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
Purple_twiglet said:
Just a note that 26 Jun is the closest working day to the Armed Forces day. MOD has stipulated that all MOD military staff (both regular and reserve) in Main Building, Old War Office and St Georges court should wear uniform to work that day, unless they have a VERY good reason not to.

Looking forward to seeing plenty of RNR in rig on the day!

This is a wind up right?
 

scouse

War Hero
:oops: Maybe !!!because he had to wear No1s most of the time, in his Naval Carreer, like the rest of us :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
 

(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
Purple_twiglet said:
Oh right - nowadays uniform isn't worn in London, although no one seems to know why this is the case.
.

We used to be able to travel to and from work in civvies, but as soon as we arrived we had to change into uniform straight away. How do you differentiate between civilian staff and serving personnel?
 

Rumrat

War Hero
(granny) said:
Purple_twiglet said:
Oh right - nowadays uniform isn't worn in London, although no one seems to know why this is the case.
.

We used to be able to travel to and from work in civvies, but as soon as we arrived we had to change into uniform straight away. How do you differentiate between civilian staff and serving personnel?

The civies are the one's who won't lend you a fiver or give you a fag. :D
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
Sadly you cant! Interestingly though, most civvies prefer the forces to work in uniform, while the forces seem to be the ones who don't want to do so - no idea why!
 

Rumrat

War Hero
Purple_twiglet said:
Sadly you cant! Interestingly though, most civvies prefer the forces to work in uniform, while the forces seem to be the ones who don't want to do so - no idea why!

They could avoid you better if you was in rig, thus avoiding the embassesment of telling you to f*ck off when you steam in for the fiver and fag.
Simples :D
 

all_purple_now

Lantern Swinger
Purple_twiglet said:
Looking forward to seeing plenty of RNR in rig on the day!

Not all employers are particularly well-regarded towards the Reserves - I am sure this has been mooted before & was quietly shelved.

APN
 

Deckhead_Inspector

Lantern Swinger
If workers in MOD are reservists and they go to work in uniform for the day, a couple of questions arise.

Will they get two lots of pay on the day?
And slightly more important, might there be a problem regarding any difference between their civil service grade and their military rank or rate?
 

jrwlynch

Lantern Swinger
Deckhead_Inspector said:
If workers in MOD are reservists and they go to work in uniform for the day, a couple of questions arise.

Will they get two lots of pay on the day?

I should be so lucky.

Deckhead_Inspector said:
And slightly more important, might there be a problem regarding any difference between their civil service grade and their military rank or rate?

The official answer is that I'd be in rig as a PR gesture, and not getting paid for it, so my lowly RNR rank doesn't strictly apply. (Still have to salute most colleagues I run into outdoors, of course).

The unofficial answer is that I work with sensible grown-ups who will certainly take the mickey, but who don't tend to care overmuch about "civil service grade".
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
From my perspective, I know of several reservists whose military rank is lower than their civvy "rank" - myself included. I don't think it will make a blind bit of difference, and if anything will make relations easier in some cases, when people realise we speak the same language (so to speak).

I think the opportunities for piss taking and banter in both directions are high, which can only be a good thing!

Don't think anyone has thought about whether we qualify for a days pay - from a practical perspective, the question is - are we wearing our uniform through choice, or are we subject to the NDA and all that malarkey. If the former, then no I wouldnt expect to be paid.
 

trehorn

War Hero
The question is do you expect to be paid?

The thought never entered my mind and now you have mentioned it i can confirm that the thought of even esking the question to me would seem completely unacceptable.

As i see it you are being requested to wear it - Not ordered or expected to wear it.

If being paid for it actually makes a difference to whether you wear it or not then i must say i'm extremely disapointed! :?
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
I'm going in Captain counterpain. That is a recognised rig isn't it?

Failing that, I find ovies and anti flash with kevlar helmet is both smart in appearance and comfortable for most situations at the office.
 
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