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Chris Pook said:MM:
I would argue that those "volunteers" had just moved up the scale from "volunteers" to "part-time employees".
That shouldn't discount the contributions of all the unpaid volunteers serving small communities.
Why wouldn't you want to take advantage of freely offered hours?
Why wouldn't you want to ?
Chris, I see no reason why not to take advantage of freely offered hours. If the hours are freely offered, and the unpaid member is not required to serve a minimum number of hours.
My reply was limited to Reply #2481, "...volunteer Militia this would be something like a cross between volunteer firefighters/police auxiliary..."
Although we do not have volunteer firefighters in the city where I live, I read this on a Canadian website, "Contrary to a common assumption, ‘volunteer’ does not mean ‘free’. Volunteer fire fighters are paid-on-call employees of the municipalities they work for. They receive a standard hourly wage for all calls they respond to, and they are often paid for attending meetings and their practice sessions."
We do have auxiliary police in my city. But, they must serve "a minimum of 150 hours per year."
I read here about paid Reservists, "They don't even have to parade 12 days/24 Nights. Once in a 30 day period that has 3 scheduled parades in it if the unit will actually enforce the NES policy. Depending on a unit parade schedule this could be as little as 7 parades for a unit that stands up in Sep and stands down in May. I have seen a unit schedule based on budget restrictions in the past consist of Sep - Nov, stand down for Dec, Jan/Feb and Mar have evenings designated as on ramps if money was available so 5 evening parades kept the mbrs safe for that period. Apr started the new FY so they had to do 1 day in Apr and 1 Day in May to finish off the training year."
If that's the case for paid Reservists, it would be difficult to demand unpaid "militia" serve an equal or greater amount of time.
I simply questioned if the comparison of unpaid militia with volunteer firefighters or auxiliary police was valid.
krimynal said:sadly because they decided to boycott me from all the courses and everything. That's one of the main reason why I decided to release and re-apply directly RegF. But hey , that's my personnal story don't want to drift from the original posts !
I think that information - if you are being held back on courses etc because of a CT application - is relevant to this discussion, krimynal.