Poll on Armynet

#1
Just spotted a Poll on armynet that asks :-

"Do you think it is reasonable to expect soldiers to pay to use a military gymnasium if they want to do individual training?"

Currently 95% of answerers have answered No.

Now, I'm struggling to understand which Clever Boy thinks that charging soldiers to use the Gym for personal training is such a wonderfully clever idea, or is MoD so strapped for cash that any excuse will do.......
 
#2
LOL.... is this a WAH?

I haven't looked on ArmyNet for a while - (Not much to read there, let's be honest...).
 
#3
I'd like to know who in their right mind said 'Yes'!!?!!
 
#4
Well is it such a stupid question?

What if the gym had a pool, a spa, sauna, excellent CV kit, towels, juice bar, power showers, MTV etc with hot and cold running lycra-clad nymphettes offering full body massages? I for one would be willing to pay a small fee!

On the other hand if I am being asked to dip into my pocket to be thrashed to within a strand of my jock-strap, shout "Yes Staff" a lot, wade through overflowing urinals to get to a gonad-shrinking cold shower then I think I will pass.

uqfegd

pp
 
#5
What nutter of a civil servant thought this one up.
 
#6
What nutter of a civil servant thought this one up.
 
#7
What a bloody stupid question.

The money should already be there to provide good kit in a comfortable environment without having to charge people to use it.

I doubt it would be an earner anyway, most barracks wouldnt have the population base to generate the custom.
 
#8
The fact that the gym is pretty important for a soldiers fitness and that fitness in itself is important (especially after a night out on the piss) obviously passed by unobserved.
 
#10
RATATATAT got it spot on. This nonsensical idea has all the hall-marks of a 'civil' servant.

As a follow on, why not charge for the fuel used on operations and on exercises and for each round fired by every soldier? The dreadful Brown would make/save lots of by adopting such a course.
 
#11
pensionpointer said:
Well is it such a stupid question?

What if the gym had a pool, a spa, sauna, excellent CV kit, towels, juice bar, power showers, MTV etc with hot and cold running lycra-clad nymphettes offering full body massages? I for one would be willing to pay a small fee!

On the other hand if I am being asked to dip into my pocket to be thrashed to within a strand of my jock-strap, shout "Yes Staff" a lot, wade through overflowing urinals to get to a gonad-shrinking cold shower then I think I will pass.

uqfegd

pp
My bold...juice bar? WTF?
 
#12
Ninja_Turtle said:
I'd like to know who in their right mind said 'Yes'!!?!!
up to now 77 People out of 3,873 have said yes :? How very strange :?

Apparently the poll is for Soldier Magazine. :D

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My Bold: Now that's some job title! :wink:
 
#13
In the same way that PAYD has put a lot of people off going to the cookhouse, would it be too radical to think that many soldiers' fitness could slide if something like this went ahead?
 
#14
skintboymike said:
In the same way that PAYD has put a lot of people off going to the cookhouse, would it be too radical to think that many soldiers' fitness could slide if something like this went ahead?
Oooh......Does that mean in 20 years time soldiers will be suing for career mismanagement because they couldn't get fit enough to pass certain career courses?

FFS the Army introduced PTI queens and gyms and all those good things in the 19th Century because too many soldiers were unfit to do their job......
How much longer before solfiers have a deducation form their wages for the clothing they wear?
 

Trans-sane

LE
Book Reviewer
#15
Well the clothing deductions would be bringing back early 19th century policy...
 
Z

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#17
There was a letter in Soldier Mag (last month i think) from a WO in Abbeywood(?) asking why he had to pay to use the gym there. Turns out that because it was a civvy gym not a military one he had to pay a membership fee.

Nothing was mentioned about people having to pay to use military gyms.
 
#18
crow_bag said:
There was a letter in Soldier Mag (last month i think) from a WO in Abbeywood(?) asking why he had to pay to use the gym there. Turns out that because it was a civvy gym not a military one he had to pay a membership fee.

Nothing was mentioned about people having to pay to use military gyms.
I saw that letter. The main point of his complaint was that although he had to pay full whack, his crab and matelot colleagues did not because they receive subsidised gym membership. His other point was that he did not see why he should have to pay for gym membership when he is currently undergoing rehab. The DS solution was that there was no need for personnel to attend a gym and that all is required is a running route and somewhere to do sit-ups and press-ups! However, SO2 Helpful Answers did concede that he would look into the issue of him having to pay to effectively complete his rehab - which I thought was very generous of him!

Berlin
 

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