ArmyVern said:Which leads to another point: all these people posted for years upon years to the same location need to be packed up and posted. It should be routine. I know a pers (me) who couldn't get posted where her spouse was because there were "none avail", yet a mbr same trade/rank had been sitting there 14 damn years. 14. And, that mbr did not move that year (or the next). 23 years in, and I have done 10 physical geographical moves at the behest of this nation (and, a bunch of times because no one else would move to the spot ['cause their own wife had a good job, whatever, yadda yadda yadda]). It's a good damn thing that I am not married to a civilian as they'd never be able to get a job with all those moves let alone a pension. So, I did my job just as the other poster did his job. Nice choice. I'm here to tell you, you are way out of line as the people you are speaking to are the very people who do their duty to this country as per the job description.
This is an area I agree with - in part. We do need to change the pay system rather comprehensively and remove the part of Reg F pay that covers "frequent relocation". Right now it's spread to everyone. I'd rather take that money and give it as an allowance - say $300 per month for the first year after you're moved. The year after, it's $150 per month. Then nothing until you're moved again. Moved constantly? You get more money than your peers (and I'd make it pensionable, too). Sitting in the same place for years? No soup for you. I met one gentleman posted to Ottawa for 27 years straight.