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  1. ballz

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    I've become pretty good friends with the last two and current US officer that is employed in 1 CMBG HQ. The US is a pretty vast geographic area with lots of variety in cost of living between the regions. They do get some kind of housing allowance that varies by region (not to mention...
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    I grew up in an end-of-the-road outport community in Newfoundland. My great grandfather was a fisherman, my grandfather was a fisherman, and my father hauled nets in the mornings before he went to school growing up when the season overlapped and then fished in the summers growing up. The...
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Lol, you think you take away EI and all the lobster fisherman would just sell their licenses? Pretty sure they'd just go find a job during non-fishing season, those with any sense of shame already do.
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    No need to complicate this. Just get rid of the program and let private insurance companies offer it as a service. You can choose to put your money in into your TFSA instead if you so please. Those on the 14 weeks on/38 weeks off work schedule will probably make better choices when they realize...
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    Federal Government & Union spar over returning to office

    Oh, and our phones go through Citrix so I have the same work phone number/voicemail/etc. whether I am at my work desk, a client's office doing an audit, my home, or in Japan on a public computer. My phone info doesn't change.
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    Federal Government & Union spar over returning to office

    I'm not tech savvy either and I'll probably make this more confusing. And yes, we have standard workstations at our offices at our desks (although they are laptops so we can take them to client sites for audit work). Citrix is not a machine, it's software. Imagine logging into your normal DWAN...
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    Federal Government & Union spar over returning to office

    Of course any kind of real improvement is a bridge too far for the CAF / Federal government. It would be a clownshow that would make the Phoenix pay system implementation look like the troops tearing down mod tent at end-ex.... But the longer they delay the worst it's going to get when its...
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    Federal Government & Union spar over returning to office

    My experience in a private sector white collar job is that the employees largely want to WFH and the employer is trying to get that genie back in the bottle without everybody quitting. That's generally the impression I get from the our clients too, although admittedly we have clients who are...
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    Donation for Short Leave

    It must be because these guys are not actually in charge that they're able to escape scrutiny. I will never understand why anybody still believes our CWOs are some kind of last hold for common sense. In my experience they often drive these kind of stupid ideas (our RSM wanted to charge everyone...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    If we're talking of the same jerking off in the shower guy, then he was promoted to MWO. Surely there was only one in Edmonton? I just had no idea he was a WO when it happened.
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    Reconstitution

    This is great but like most things out of CADTC completely ignores reality. A unit never comes out of the Build Year more or less intact, in particular the leadership positions. So in practice you've got to start everything right back at square one. The new MRP also did not make it a...
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    Medical travel reimbursement

    Lot's of hearsay and lots of appeals to authority in there, but nothing of any value - well, the idea that being in the CAF is in anyway correlated with credibility has some comedic value I guess.
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    Medical travel reimbursement

    Didn't state that he went there the same day. I doubt he went to see the clerks at 0500 before his 0630 surgery. What is this, your 3rd or 4th version of what's going on here? I can't keep track. This latest interpretation seems to directly conflict with the one below, you sure didn't seem to...
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    Medical travel reimbursement

    I cannot believe the lengths you will go to... anyone can read the posts and see you are clearly trying to talk out of both sides of your mouth. You were responding to me, quoting my post, and the idea that if the member wants to quote policy and ask that it be applied correctly, you'll find a...
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    Medical travel reimbursement

    You're just taking us full circle back to "Yes, unfortunately it's difficult to protect the CAF's members from leaders that lack integrity and character, hence all the scandals in the news and public and membership's loss of confidence in the CAF's leadership." I've addressed this already, if...
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    Medical travel reimbursement

    I wish I had such magick superpowers that I could just ignore all written policy presented to me, type something out completely opposite and it be true. You just can't accept you're in the wrong even when it's given to you in black and white. This isn't a critical studies class where you can...
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    Medical travel reimbursement

    That all depends on all the other factors involved. Having a member drive 50km North to Base to get a vehicle, and then 50km south to go to their appointment, and then 50km north again to return the vehicle, and then 50km south to get back home, would be galactically stupid. Also, not every base...
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    Medical travel reimbursement

    That's literally the policy that's been quoted in here numerous times, with links, and it does not, in any way, say what you are saying it says. It says medical travel outside of the geographical area is under the CDU and that medical travel inside the geographical area falls under the Base...
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    Medical travel reimbursement

    My private sector employer also doesn't spend countless hours trying to figure out how to nickel and dime me, going to great lengths and wasting numerous other resources to try and figure out how they can avoid reimbursing me an extra $20.
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    Medical travel reimbursement

    Not accurate at all. If the member requests to use their PMV, then the "method established under the authority of the CDS, the cost of the more economical and practical mode of transportation" is used... that method is the cost-comparison and it doesn't have military transport / crown vehicles...
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