reserve forces

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scots lad, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. scots lad

    scots lad Guest

    hi all

    i am based in the u.k.and was wondering the stance ups takes toward the reserve forces,i have just been told that i am going on depolyment for 6 months to cyprus with the UN,has anybody within the brown family had any expierience on this????:peaceful:
     
  2. mastertinter

    mastertinter New Member

    not sure about the uk, but here (across the "pond") the federal law is that we will not lose our jobs for going into service. i would like to think the queens service would give the same consideration
     
  3. scots lad

    scots lad Guest

    thats the same here to,but they can appeal it,and i dont know how they feel about leaving your job for that length of time,might be a black mark agianst me
     
  4. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    If your fellow countrymen have any self-respect, it will not be a "black mark".
     
  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Are you a Royal Marine? Those guys are badasses. Even our Marines say that.
     
  6. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    If they give you a black mark, wear it with pride.
    You are willing to serve your country and I commend you for it.
    Good jobs are hard to come by, but self-pride in doing the task at hand will serve you better in the long run.
    Stay safe and strong and come back to us ready to move heavy cardboard boxes.
    The company should support you, if not, then it is to their detriment.
     
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    In addition to federal law, there is also contract language that maintains seniority, pension contributions etc. for those being called up for military service....I am assuming that similar language exists for you limeys. If not, there should be.
     
  8. feeder53

    feeder53 ADKtrails

    Stand up and be counted, Here in the U.S. there are rules and regs. Ask at you military station and ask at work, maybe they can give you the answers. Here where I work, we have a number of people serving. Godspeed..
     
  9. pkg-king

    pkg-king New Member

    We had a part-timer enlist in the military for 4 years. When he came back he retained his seniority, in fact, he went driving right away because of the seniority he had attained, all while serving his country.
     
  10. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    FYI,
    never call a Scot a "limey".
    Big difference between the two.
     
  11. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    A slang term for *British* people, commonly used by Americans.