It seems there are certain things that you have to do to get recommended for promotion in Northern Ireland. 1. Have sex with the Unit Hierarchy. 2. Become an alcoholic and ensure you are still under the influence first thing in the morning. 3. Do not be prettier than the NCO above you, especially if she has no managerial skill. 4. Do not volunteer for unit committees or represent the Unit in sporting activities. 5. Do not be physically fit 6. Attempt to fail all fitness tests.