Just a quick vent about the state of moral amongst people on this forum. Why does there seem to be so many people posting on here who either: (a) Think the army has gone down hill so badly that they arent capable of carrying out their normal day to day tasks. (b) Think that the army should bail them out from every little drama that they have. (c) Think that because they now have to put in a full working week instead of 15 hours a week of work and the rest spent drinking/playing sports or on a jolly that they are being shafted. Now I know I am laying myself wide open for some of the usual ARRSE wit but I worked on civvy street for 14 years before I joined up ( yes long story ) and even though I have only been in 2 years I think some have forgotten all the things that the army does have to offer. For example: (a) Free medical and dental care with none of the wait. (b) A substantial grant towards qualifications on top of the ones provided for your chosen trade. (c) Oppurtunities to devolop sporting interests at both competition and instructional levels. (d) A pension that requiers no contribution. (e) The chance to travel and encounter new cultures. (f) Cheap food and accommadation. I am sure others can add to this as well. Now I know this all sounds very tacky and we all love to moan, but next time you are thinking that the army really is screwing you over think what a civvy company is prepared to offer.In my experiences during the last 14 years it has been 40-70 hour weeks with very little holiday or rewards apart from your weekly wage. I understand that to an extent we all work for money but I also know job satisfaction play a large part for me. Dont get me wrong I know that many who post on here know the workings of the army much better than me at the moment and do make valid and constructive critisims of the way things at their Wksp/Unit etc works, this is more aimed at those who bitch for the sake of it which does no-one any good and personally would bore the hell out of me if I had to work with them. And know this is not a moan about moaning before some bright spark pipes up.