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Get Paid for PT

Should you be paid for doing your own PT

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#1
This carrying on from the CFT thread. Should you get a paid a 1/4 pay for completing 3 x40 minute session of PT per week. I am sure it would encourage a greater level of fitness beyond the minimum that is required and if the regs get paid for it shouldn't we. A few question though:

1. Any TA units out there who already have a system like this?
2. How would you record this and who sign it?
3. How would you prevent abuse of the systems?
4. Should 40 mins horizontal jogging with Misus count as strenuous exercise?
 
#5
If you're a Pte, you're looking at about £8.50 for a 1/4 day. I hardly think this is going to get the lazy fockers that wont do PT unless paid for it off their arses. Just get out there and do it!
 
#6
Thats exactly why the CFT should be a requirment for the bounty. Soon find yourself running in the rain of a night then wouldnt you?
 
#7
chrisg46 said:
Would need some kind of receipt from the gym to be presented to the PTI i reckon...
Thats a bit crap if your gym is the second bedroom in your flat. Or if your treadmill is Her Majestys highways and byways.
 
#8
That is an unworkable idea as it would be subject to abuse.

As stated in many, many other threads, we VOLUNTEER for this, so being fit is a part of that. We get paid for doing this job, we receive a bounty (belatedly) on qualification of passing basic tests. That is pay enough.
 
#9
And please stop talking about the f_ucking gym. Gyms are for posing fannies who don't understand that muscles do not equate to physical fitness. PFT tests are an adequate assessment of fitness; plus they're free...

*rant over*
 

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
I know its not really a practical plan, as i reckon it would have to work on trust, and i know the guys in my unit, hence not really practical! Some would do it properly, but others would just rip the psis out of it.

And the CFT Pass is a requirement for bounty, and has been for several years.
 
#13
CFT/PFT required for Bounty pass.

Bounty = £1500 (for sake of argument)

1500/52 = £28 per week

28/3 = £9.3 for a 40 minute session

Hey presto in a round about way you do get paid to do fitness. That is if you want your bounty. I'd love to get paid for doing fitness but personal pride is all I need to get out on the streets.

Scots
 
#14
sprjim said:
Thats exactly why the CFT should be a requirment for the bounty. Soon find yourself running in the rain of a night then wouldnt you?
I think you will find it is!

sprjim said:
You do get paid for it! Cheeky sod. You wanna play soldiers. Its shite like that that gives you lot a bad name.
Do we? I visit the gym a few times a week normally Monday/weds/Friday my drill night is on a Thursday between 19.30-21.30 that’s the only time we get paid for unless on camp/course/weekend by my reckoning those other days are mine
unlike regular soldiers we don’t get paid 24/7 unless on camp etc so whilst you get paid for doing your own PT after work or (more than likely troop/sqn) during the day. I am required to keep myself fit for the army why shouldn’t I get paid to do like regular soldiers? As for most it would hardly cover a months membership at a gym :(

sprjim said:
Turn up, sign in and sneak off eh chaps? Then get paid. Oh hang on, thats the TA motto
And the regs don’t do this either? My arse I'm an ex-reg and have seen 1st hand people side up to the gym book in then disappear out the door. and as that for our motto sort yourself out mate I wonder how many regs who aren’t on Op's would moan and complain if they were asked to work an 80hr+ week every 2 weeks. as that's what most of us no doubt clock up between our civi jobs/TA weekends ect.
If you think we are all work shy then why not write to the Chief of the defence staff and let him know. then the next time your spending 5 days doing a 3 day sandbag filling task on Ops due to no TA being around to be mobilised you can give yourself a big pat on the back

Is it any wonder why theres an ARAB/STAB culture with people like you around if that's your attitude towards TA by running them down I'm glad I dont have to work with you. Perhaps you should spend some time with the TA instead of listening to others/forming an opinion based on a few
 
#15
CFT/PFT required for Bounty pass.

Bounty = £1500 (for sake of argument)

1500/52 = £28 per week

28/3 = £9.3 for a 40 minute session

Hey presto in a round about way you do get paid to do fitness. That is if you want your bounty. I'd love to get paid for doing fitness but personal pride is all I need to get out on the streets.
Right on bruvva.

I've nothing against the TA at all, but what a load of crap this lot is. You volunteered, if you dont like it, get out. Instead of whinging like bitches all the time.
 
#16
Perhaps say if the pay was clocked up so to speak and only paid after the person had completed the PFT and CFT if they fail or get worse no extra pay if the pass at the same level as before or improve and extra bit of money in the pocket.
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#17
Stop moaning and get on with it. If you need bribing to train for the most basic of skills required of a soldier you do not deserve to wear the uniform. You volunteer to serve, you understand that fitness is a basic requirement (although many seem keen to forget it), and you get paid a bounty if you pass the required tests. If you want to earn your bounty, go for a run. If you do not want to do some exercise, you must be willing to forgo the money. Simple really!

PS running is free, as are press ups and sit ups. The army even gives you the basic equipment you need to do them. Gyms are a matter of personal choice, and as such the army has no requirement to pay for it.
 
#20
These threads are getting boring (if they were ever interesting). People moan about having to do PT and what they should get for it. The usual characters tell them to shut up and get on with it (I agree with you before you bite my head off).

I suggest that people stop making these threads, turn off the computer and go for a run. May I also be so bold as to ask MSR to put something along these lines in the FAQs Sticky and delete future threads which cover this old ground?
 

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