Lots of post on here by keen young lads wanting to be in sbs/sas/pathfinders etc etc !!!! On the other side of the spectrum here's a few tips for making life easier on camp or dodging work when working in one of the bone jobs of the military(like the mt where i'm currently festering): When doing a pft if you are near someone who you know will pass it then stay there, do not thrash yourself, you don't get extra pay for a better time and it's a load of bollocks anyway. If the provo pick you up for sidies or whatever and tell you to be at their office 0800 then unless they take your name just f**k them off. They are not robocop, just avoid battalion hq for a couple of days. Volunteer for driving jobs,they are a good skive, bang some tunes on the ipod and avoid other dickings !!! If you are in a bone job like mt say, do not get good at your job, or else standby for a career in the mt !! If tasked to make a brew for the platoon sgt don't do a good job, I don't think i need to explain why !!! If on a tasking on the other side of camp make sure to walk the long way,slowly and add in a nice trip to the naafi!!! I would add to become a lick arse with the heirarchy, as this has done wonders for many soldiers, but I'm not into that myself.