Well yesterday my husband skipped reserves. He emailed the lady in charge of attendance and other bookwork and just said he would not be in. He wanted to work at his normal job to make some extra money on Saturday, normally that is not at all why he would have skipped and it takes him a lot to even miss anything.
He went up today and the chief gave him an authorized absence. Since last week the chief has been busting butt trying to figure out why Red Com has not paid him and the other guy who came from active duty too. Today the chief raised holy **** with the personnel guy for not being on top of this and he also told the CO that two of his men have not been paid for over 6 months and that no one seems to be doing crap about it. The CO told him and the other guy that they good go home and they did not have to come back until they were paid.
This evening around 5:30 the CO called and apologized to Den for letting it go so long. Evidently the people in charge of pay are trying something new and the only people whom it is effecting at this point are the men coming from active duty to Reserves. They are the ones that are out there that aren't being paid. They are trying a new pay program. They want to do it on Active duty but want to try it out on Reservists frist.
The CO also said he does not know why they have not fixed it yet because there are other Reservists who came from active duty to reserves who are running into the same problem and he knows the people in charge have had to have been getting complaints.
He said he understood why he did not come yesterday. He said he understands what it is like to need the money and that he needed to work where he could get the money now instead of a few months from now.
So I guess we look forward to the day that we get that check and it is BIG
I would have liked it now because it would come in handy with Christmas and a few bills.
Den said he felt bad for complaining today and he hates to complain but Lyons (his friend from AD) is also upset that it has taken them both 6 months to get paid and he did not show up either this weekend. But he said his complaining also paid off because now the CO is aware and before the personnel guy would not tell the CO. When Den called up this past week and the personnel guy was on leave for the 4th time in 2 months, he talked to the chief and the chief talked to the CO. That really got things moving!!
Thanks for listening these past few months! I know you are all so tired of hearing about it! Heck I am tired of thinking about it