This is the part I don't quite understand about VTU. I get the MOB avoidance and I get O5 and above needing a place to park if they can't find a paid billet.There is more to the VTU than MOB avoidance. It is much more relaxed and much easier than SELRES. Some people just need a break from it all due to various circumstances.
A well written letter to the board could clear all of that up. So can participating and adding value while you are in the VTU.
But I don't get how it's easier if you're still drilling? What are you getting a break from? I'm guessing the 2 week AT requirement? Otherwise, it seems like you're still doing all the same upkeep minus the pay, as vxc mentioned.
I'm not trying to down the VTU, and there is obviously a need for it, I just don't get the "easier" part.