Used to have to do that when I was in the TA. No sign in No Pay. Also I heard that some blokes were getting their mates to sign them in so it got double checked at first parade. Also if you were out of uniform and signed in you didn't get paid, prevented blokes dropping by on their way home from work, hanging around until after parade then bogging off home. Also fire regs as well methinks......
Can't see a problem with this - although I'm sure more than a few of us will forget to sign out for a few weeks until we're used to it. Soon get used to it when you dip out on pay a few times!! All comes down to discipline though doesn't it, I mean RNR are subject to the NDA when on duty so why beef about it. There're more important things to worry about in my opinion.
However, that said, I'm not aware of any requirement to sign out - unless I skipped that bit in the JPA literature and presentations.......
Have I got it totally wrong or did I fall asleep during the presentation. I thought that JPA required us to enter our own data onto a computer??
Ahhh I've got it now. Perhaps KA does not have implicit faith in the wonderful computer network that we have!!!!
I understand that all reserve training will now take place at a naval establishment during the weekend with the majority of the time being taken up by queueing for a JPA terminal and then moving on to fill in a chit. Said chit to be passed back to unit permanent staff for onward transmission to the JPA help line when it is a) open and b) free from 25000 regulars trying to get through.
Result will be an increase in back problems for the cleaners and significant increase in landfill!!!