Can someone who has joined the reserves lately please share their stories about how they went about handling it with their civilian job? How did you tell them you were leaving for basic or depot and then A school? What was their reaction considering basic is 2 months and some A schools run close to 4 months. I know they legally have to allow it, I am just curious in other peoples’ experiences. Is there any paper work that needs to be filed with an employer ( I work as a federal civilian employee)?