Originally Posted by med145
That conversation is unreal. Except it is completely believable and exactly what I get every time I try calling that office IF I can actually get someone on the phone. Recently I have called 4 times (no answer), left 2 messages and sent 2 people 6 emails. No response.
Some day, someone will stay in long enough to rise up in the ranks and fire these people up there. "Cutting orders" is pretty much as simple as "cutting" and pasting the information we have given them into templates or some fill in the blank system.
As far as I can tell there are some people there on payroll just adding to our national deficit while providing very poor support service to the force (not unlike many federal workers). But, what do they care, it takes an act of God to be fired from one of those positions.
They would be calling their congressperson if they didn't get their movement orders more than 6 weeks weeks out and here we are reporting beginning of June with no way to coordinate anything until they do their job. Maybe I'll go check AKO again....Nice....there is still nothing in my inbox.
And even if it came tomorrow, it is still unsatisfactory since they have known where we were headed for four months now. It isn't like this is some short notice deployment to combat or something. The orders probably look the same every single year...delete name and SSN....replace....delete 2011...insert 2012... seriously.