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Remius said:Absolutely. But in my experience, those people then are the first to complain when they miss taskings, or dates change or don't respond in time or they get bumped off a list. Or when they get NES letters or whatever.
How often does all this happen in less than a week though?
How did we handle admin before the invention of email, cell phone, and text???
Prior to leaving the forces, I got extremely fed up with what seemed like completely unecassary changes to plans over the course of a week between parade nights.
As far as I was concerned, when the troops walked put the door at the end of a training nighy, there should know exactly what was happening the next training night, giving them a week to prepare and plan around their civilian lives accordingly.
Routinely however, over the course of the week, there'd be a half dozen emails, phone calls, or text messages, changing the plan.
Inevitably, at least some people would miss some of this communication (I have another whole angry rant about the words "didn't you get my text message?") and it would only end it confusion.
Courtesy of working on a base dispersed over a couple of kilometers, very often the first hour of an evening was wasted just trying to get everyone to the one spot.
Reality is, the reserve world operates 1 night a week and 1 or 2 weekends a month.
Learn to work within those restrictions, it's the system you have.