Defence recruitment is making me fork out money! (Australia)




 
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May 20th, 2005  
Kilgore
 

Topic: Defence recruitment is making me fork out money! (Australia)


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 shit 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.
May 22nd, 2005  
Kilgore
 
did anyone have to pay to see a specialist? If so, has it cost you loads of cash?
May 22nd, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
In Norway most of this will be covered by the Army..
(Unless you're an officer.. )
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May 22nd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
I got a free chest x-ray.
Then again everyone gets that one... checking for TB.
May 22nd, 2005  
AussieNick
 
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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 shit 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.
Yeah that'll happen. Your not a defence member yet, so your not eligible for reimbursment or free medical from them. It's up to you to prove your health, not them.

I had to see an optometrist and get a report on my eyes. I had to pay for it, and yeah it's expensive. BUT, I didn't care because I wanted to join the army, and the money was not an issue. I was happy to do what ever it took to prove my health, and comply with everything else they ask for. Just remember, your joining the army. It's not a place where you can coast your way through or skip steps, and that starts with recruitment, and will remain for your entire career.
May 22nd, 2005  
Kilgore
 
well at least now i learn that im not the only one who needs to fork out cash. Thats itself makes me feel better in a way. The truth is though... im physically healthy...
May 22nd, 2005  
AussieNick
 
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The truth is though... im physically healthy...
Me to, but you've gotta prove it.
May 24th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 

Topic: Re: Defence recruitment is making me fork out money! (Austra


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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 shit 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.
May 24th, 2005  
Kilgore
 
Losing cash for trivial purposes is very frustrating for me. But im not angry that much anymore. I was thinking i was the only one needing to do this crap, but i have found several people needing to do this. Im mostly frustrated with delays though... i was never lucky really.

last year i had a JOES day... sadly, i had one hell of a flu on that day and it screwed me up on that aptitude test. I had to wait another 6 months to do the test again unfortunatly (Luckily i was at high school then). Then i did my JOES day again and this time i killed the test, finishing it before everyone else. Then came the assessment day after 4 weeks and i was told im too young to be a 'general entry' officer and was told i had to apply another 12 months later (Fair enough). I was not disapointed at that, but then i thought i'll go in general entry (Crewman MBT, APC, LAV) so a couple of weeks after that assessment day, i passed with flying colours but this medical crap had to come along. Its mostly all of these delays all together which annoys me more than anything.
June 5th, 2005  
Craftsman
 
Those "MANPOWER" guys that handle ADF recruiting are the biggest bunch of f*ckups ever. I haven't spoken to anyone who didn't complain about the royal runaround they got from their recruitment process.