!!!!GO AND GET A JOB!!!! Last time I was unemployed, I refused to sign on and went and did temping work. I ended up working as a dustman, road sweeping, doing the bins etc. It turned out to be the best possible thing I could have done, because when I did my training (okay it was only TA), I was so fit through having been lifting 2-3 tonne a day and running 5 miles round the streets, I was the fittest one there. If you're getting bored waiting for basic to start, go out, get a temping job, that way you will appreciate the army even more because you will have seen the alternative out on civvy street. For those of you that have got a job and HAVE stacked shelves in Sainsbury's, done packing in a warehouse or worked behind a bar - WELL DONE!!! I think what you have done is fantastic and shows commitment and hardwork. I now work for a very good company in Central London earning about the same as an army Captain. But 12 months ago I was working as a dustman and I have never forgotten how hard it was and why I do not want to go back to working like that. It drives me on to succed even more. But please, stop coming on here whining about being bored waiting for basic to start when you could be out working. If all you're prepared to do whilst waiting for basic to start is to sign on, then I wonder whether you have what the army wants to succeed. Rant over.