sleeping on the gym floor !!

#1
can anyone tell me , if you book transit accom at a unit and end up sleeping on the gym floor......can you claim a higher rate of money ? it ******* baffles me how ARMY BE THE BEST and we sleep on the gym floor.......
 
#8
You get nowt. Unless Field Conditions have been declared... Did they feed you? If yes you're proper fcked. Sorry.
 
#9
Typical army response. Someone raises a perfectly reasonable point about a quality of life issue and you all respond as if it's somehow macho to be treated this way and this person should consider themselves lucky. Until more of you refuse to accept this kind of treatment without protest, you will continue to be treated as second class citizens!
 
#10
Perhaps it might help your case to present a bit more context?

How long have you had to endure this restriction of basic human rights?

What has your chain of command done about it?


The answers to these questions and more will help to confirm if your decision to join the Army was well founded, or if perhaps you should transfer to the crabs.
:wink:
 
#11
It is tempting to think that the money saved by making personnel sleep on the gym floor rather than in properly furnished (?!?) transit accommodation night be spent on more bullets, bombs or to save a battalion or two, or even on barrack blocks or FMQs! However, it is more likely to be spent on millions of copies of Focus newspapers and more corporate comms civil servants!

A little telephone call to the local rag might just generate a headline "Squaddies made to sleep on gym floor!" Like a firework, light the touchpaper (anonymously) and stand well back.

If you are really upset then write to your MP! You can't be punished for this!
 
#12
Afterburner said:
Typical army response. Someone raises a perfectly reasonable point about a quality of life issue and you all respond as if it's somehow macho to be treated this way and this person should consider themselves lucky. Until more of you refuse to accept this kind of treatment without protest, you will continue to be treated as second class citizens!
Quality of life - Army!!

Nah! Your taking the piss aren’t ya. If yon fella had to kip in the gym for a couple of nights because there was no room at the inn then mark it down to being a character building exercise. They could have made him kip in the guardroom. You have to remember that it's the Army not the sally army. If he had any initiative he would have found alternative accomodation. As the saying goes, Any cnut can rough it.
 
#14
Where did this take place, I know some places "TA" That do not have transit accom but do make use of the drill hall/gym to allow servicemen on duty and or recreational visits ie sports tours etc to use them for kippin. Give more details before whingin
 
#15
Afterburner said:
Typical army response. Someone raises a perfectly reasonable point about a quality of life issue and you all respond as if it's somehow macho to be treated this way and this person should consider themselves lucky. Until more of you refuse to accept this kind of treatment without protest, you will continue to be treated as second class citizens!
Absolutely agree AB. The Adult Learning Initiative report would agree, it described the accommodation our recruits our forced to live in as 'slum conditions.'

This is totally unacceptable. Perhaps the NAO should do an investigation of our living accommodation, that might raise its profile amongst our political masters = more money.

MOD. Equipment or people focused? What makes the news most? Late overbudget equipment projects or shite living conditions for a majority of our soldiers and officers?
 
#16
I'm sorry, but unless you've ever spent a night in the transit accom (a tent) at Kupres camp in the middle of a Bosnian winter then I have no sympathy.
 
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#17
Afterburner said:
Typical army response. Someone raises a perfectly reasonable point about a quality of life issue and you all respond as if it's somehow macho to be treated this way and this person should consider themselves lucky. Until more of you refuse to accept this kind of treatment without protest, you will continue to be treated as second class citizens!
Are you a Maureen?
 
#18
Gym floors, back in my day we wouldn't even dream of a gym floor! We'd be lucky to get a 6inch hole in the ground, in the freezing snow, lined with melting ice, pinned down with MG fire and our mortars doing a perfect demonstration of dropping short (not shorts, NBC was considered ungentlemanly).

What's wrong with the gym floor? Get yourself a roll matt or a camp bed, it's only one night for fecks sake.

Says me having just scoffed a sirloin steak in my five star luxury penthouse apartment overlooking my private beach fully stocked with Angelina Jolie and Amy Lee lookalikes.

TA_S.. Esquire.
 
#19
Shut the moaning. Its nopt like you had to endure severe hard times.
They say those who do the least work make the most noise!

Stag on winge bag!
 
#20
Afterburner said:
Typical army response. Someone raises a perfectly reasonable point about a quality of life issue and you all respond as if it's somehow macho to be treated this way and this person should consider themselves lucky. Until more of you refuse to accept this kind of treatment without protest, you will continue to be treated as second class citizens!
FFS - get a grip! One or two nights on the gym floor (or on your US camp cot) hardly qualify as excessive hardship. If you were on exercise it would be a lot worse - wouldn't it?

If they told a soldier that there were no rooms in the block for several months it would be a different matter, but it's not!

Stop bleating about us (not you afterburner) being second class citizens and get on with it.

If you always want proper accommodation, and an awful looking uniform, go and join the RAF......
 

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