Yeh, the subject title says it all really. I'm 18, left 6th Form, and just been going from job to job since i left reli.. Been thinking of joining the Army for well over a year and as i'm about fit enough to pass the physical my application is filled and ready to go.. However, I finally let my parents know and well, they hit the roof almost. And now them as well as my friends seem to be spending every possible moment, listing about 100 reasons (some true, some just bull) about why it would be a bad idea to sign up.. And obviously this is begining to put a dampner when i think about applying.. So to try and regain some of that enthusiam, i would some of u guys opinion's about whether you would honestly recomend it..? Now i'm not daft enough to belive everything they say on the news but reorts from actual soldiers about conditions in the barracks, not getting the right equipment when you're on operation in Iraq or whereever, and all the rest off it. Is this as bad as it sounds or jsut the media talking out their rear ends as usual? So... thoughts? cheers for any advice.