Re: Defence recruitment is making me fork out money! (Austra info
Originally Posted by Kilgore
I can't believe this.... The doctor at recruitment back in assessment day made me see an orthapaedic surgeon just to check a stupid clicking left hip. What really ticks me off is that it cost a **** load of money just to see this specialist ($110-130). The specialist told me that he thought its most likely was just a tendon making the noise and it was nothing serious. Then of course he wanted to make me fork more money out by having an X-ray and an MRI scan. both of these procedures cost over 100 dollars themselves and medicare does not cover this crap unfortunatly. I swear, i hate this military recruitment for all the crap im going through. Before i even had to grab school reports and get every form certified by the police station (3 police officers can to help sign signatures on each page). Im tired of these delays and i can't wait until the day i won't have to deal with recruitment anymore.
The ADF is protecting itself from people who would otherwise try to sue them many years down the track for braking them. So if the RMO at Recruiting found something "sus" they have a duty of care to get you to get a medical report to say that everything is OK. If you are getting mad or upset over such a little thing then you should look at another path to take as life in the Army can get very frustrating.
Some more words of wisdom from LIPS