I can’t access Bader at work and haven’t been able to since day one.
I don’t look at it at home any more as I was ending up losing ‘family’ time. The tendency was to look and respond or maybe worry about it and think I need to do something now and then it’s all too easy in the modern idyll, for the ATC to take over your life and you get no thanks for it … valuing the volunteer, pah, reducing admin burden, double pah. If HQAC truly valued volunteers it wouldn’t use systems that require almost daily use.
Could I access things via my phone, probably, but I don’t even do personal email on my phone, so the ATC has no chance of getting a look in.
Don’t get me wrong I do things but only if I feel they add something, which might be prepping a lesson, planning things and so on. I’ve been working on something with a local group that I feel the cadets will get a lot out of. But this has all been done over a few beers and emails, work and personal. But the official do this, do that can wait until I’m sitting in the squadron and only then for 10-20 minutes each night. The cadets don’t miss out on anything, as long as those responsible plan it properly and don’t use the email fall back of last minute, which has grown and grown in the Corps, since they discovered email.
Try and remember I go back to the time as an OC, when you got an envelope each week and barring the odd phone call, that was the only contact you had and you know what the organisation worked better than it does now.