I just gave birth a few months ago and my husband was supposed to be called up for reservist near my due date. He got to defer it since it’s near my due date.
Fast forward today, my husband got called up for reservist again. This time he cant defer it since baby is already born. I’m fine with that.
But what totally pisses both of us off is that we don’t know what his schedule will be like for the next few weeks while he is on reservist. He is one of the main caregivers of my newborn and is very hands on. I need his help as well because baby is quite a handful. If i don’t have his help, I would need to find a nanny on some days & basically plan for the days when he is gone.
He is usually informed of his schedule on day 1 of reservist. Well he reported there in the morning at 930am, did nothing till 3pm to receive a slip of paper with his schedule.. BUT not everything is confirmed. Then he was told that he has to report to another location on Day 3 to confirm the rest of his schedule. So on day 3, he has to go somewhere again just to get another slip of paper. So much public funds spent on upgrading gahmen IT system but even reservist schedule cannot email. Must waste people time on day 1 and day 3.
Oh and btw, day 2 was also spent on cohesion to play bowling which my husband said is a waste of time since he doesn’t know anyone from the batch. They can choose not to participate but they still have to stay throughout the whole thing.
I don’t care if you need to call up my husband for reservist but at least tell us the schedule ahead of time so we can plan for the care of our kid, and dont waste his time by making him wait around hours for a piece of paper.
Gahmen wants us to have kids but even things like reservist schedule cannot do properly. Everything you want mother to do is it? FFS.
Majulah singapura man.