Desperate attempt to penny pinch..or wholly justified!!!

WarMonger

War Hero
FITNESS TESTS ComMarRes has issued the following policy with regard to fitness tests:

a. For those who are in all other respects qualified for Bounty, have taken the Fitness Test but failed it, there will be no deduction of Bounty.
b. For those who are in all other respects qualified for Bounty, but have not taken the test a 20% reduction of Bounty.
c. For those subject to compulsory fitness testing and have not passed, you cannot be promoted.

Firstly does anyone know whether this relates to this bounty year or next year..!!

To make my position clear..I have no problem with the fitness test and will be taking it and duely passing it in the immediate short term...so dont have an issue and for the sake of £200...hey ho thats life!!

However....
1) the compulsory requirement for many people to pass fitness tests expires in Sept 2007....bounty year ends in March 2007...why the sudden rush!!
2) Are ComMarRes now to change the bounty requirement willy-nilly throughout the year..moving the goal posts as they see fit to make savings on the budget
3) Are they really suggesting that people whilst not fulfilling their fitness test who have worked their bollocks off over the year and been highly effective "despite not passing the fitness test" should be penalised ahead of someone who may have done the minimum required but just happened to be able to do a shuttle run/1.5m run in time!!
4) Are we now to see a desperate rush in the next 3 months for people taking their fitness test and failing simply to qualify for bounty....on the basis that failing your fitness test could lead to discharge will their be anyone left in the RNR come April!!

What do we think...fair or foul!!!
 

WarMonger

War Hero
As per usual edicts from above with little or no clarification.....sound familiar...to be honest I dont know the notice delivered was as posted nothing more nothing less...!!

Has anyone else had this notice???
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
WarMonger said:
As per usual edicts from above with little or no clarification.....sound familiar...to be honest I dont know the notice delivered was as posted nothing more nothing less...!!

Has anyone else had this notice???

Yes, and in I my opinion a justified measure to make people take fitness more seriously. The RN have been required to do the fitness test fro some time, why shouldn't we in the RNR have a similar requirement, especially if we want to be seen as being aprt of the RN rather than separate from it.
 

Old_Hand

Lantern Swinger
Apparently when personnel are being mobilised, the main reason for being RTU'd is because they fail the fitness test. I know there is a drive withinh units to get everyone passed so perhaps now it has gone National.
 

Jim30

Lantern Swinger
Where has this come from? Can we please get formal clarification from the DNRES chain of command (ie Master Chief!) that this is a gen dit. If so, then I have no problem with it. My problem lies with the astonishingly badly written RNRTM on this subject which frankly is not worth the paper its written on.
 
We are seeing the new Cdre on Sunday at the MTO national weekend, perhaps I can see this being a question that is asked!

FFS they cannot even sort out the pay do you think they will be able to get this sorted! Apparently it takes effect from last year!
 

Manny

Badgeman
Anyway the test is being introduced in age bands. Cannot remember the exact schedule, but I know that the test only comes in for oldies like me (that is to say under 50) in late 2008.

As most things with CMR things are introduced with no thought to the realities, it is true that the RN have to do the test, but equally if they fail, they get remedial training on RN time. There is only 24 days pay per person (if we are lucky!) for each RNR person, and we cannot do everything some in the RN does. Something has to give.

Anyway I cannot see how they can introduce a new rule in the current bounty year, since this is clearly unjust. So while I have not see the new TM, it would seem reasonable that it must relate to 2007/8 bounty year. Although nothing CMR does would surprise me!
 

Uncle_Albert

War Hero
Aye. My PTP does not state that I must pass the fitness test. If they change the ruels of the game at this stage I'll be unimpressed. I'd also be surprised if individual RNRUs could handle the demand.
 
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