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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Nope. Got myself fired for scaring my coworkers and my doctor said he'd rather see me applying for disability than trying to get another job.
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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Define, "legally".
    Define, "define".

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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    I'm honestly not interested in making loads of money. Just enough to be able to pursue my career which I love and have been pursuing for the past 25 years.
    That's how I feel.
    I just want to do a job that I'm comfortable with, that I feel benefits others, and that I enjoy going to each day.
    The pay is terrible, but I've been at the same job for three years now; I've gotten a couple of small raises. I'm nearly capped out, and probably won't ever make much more than I do now. That's okay, though.
    I keep resisting my boss's well-meaning suggestions about steps I need to take so I can move out of my position and into administration.
    I don't want to.
    I like what I'm doing and don't really care about money.
    This concept is utterly foreign to her, and she can't comprehend it at all.
    So I've gotten to the point that I just respond to her suggestions with, "I'd be terrible in administration."
    Now she thinks I've got low self-esteem, but oh well.

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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    That's how I feel.
    I just want to do a job that I'm comfortable with, that I feel benefits others, and that I enjoy going to each day.
    The pay is terrible, but I've been at the same job for three years now; I've gotten a couple of small raises. I'm nearly capped out, and probably won't ever make much more than I do now. That's okay, though.
    I keep resisting my boss's well-meaning suggestions about steps I need to take so I can move out of my position and into administration.
    I don't want to.
    I like what I'm doing and don't really care about money.
    This concept is utterly foreign to her, and she can't comprehend it at all.
    So I've gotten to the point that I just respond to her suggestions with, "I'd be terrible in administration."
    Now she thinks I've got low self-esteem, but oh well.
    LOL, I can understand that perfectly well. I'd rather make little money and be happy than to suffer in comfort
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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    LOL, I can understand that perfectly well. I'd rather make little money and be happy than to suffer in comfort
    they do not have to be mutually exclusive

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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    they do not have to be mutually exclusive
    Of course, the ideal is to make a comfortable living while doing a job that we love.

    Unfortunately, not everyone is able to have that luxury especially when we choose a career that doesn't pay well.
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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    Of course, the ideal is to make a comfortable living while doing a job that we love.

    Unfortunately, not everyone is able to have that luxury especially when we choose a career that doesn't pay well.
    There are always other options to earn money.
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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeVFF View Post
    I have to say this was another major contributor to my decision. I believe a national defense is THE most important role of our government and I support the resent "excursions" being they are working to make sure a war is fought on other turf than our own, but due to recent revisions of war policy the military's hand have been tied by the liberal revisions to rules of engagement that are a main contributor to the monumental increase in american casualties on the Afghan front. I also feel sorry for our boys in the national guard and the possibilities of what they may be asked to do in the future...
    I personally feel incredibly sorry for all those who've lost their lives in the pointless exercise that was Iraq, but after realising that my government apparently feels as though it's entitled to sacrifice the lives of young men and women or reasons other han national defence, I'd beg anyone considering enlisting to re-consider their decision. Killing others, be they combatants or innocent people or fellow soldiers, risking your own life, and for no good reason, with relatively poor pay, is not a decent career path.
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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    I personally feel incredibly sorry for all those who've lost their lives in the pointless exercise that was Iraq, but after realising that my government apparently feels as though it's entitled to sacrifice the lives of young men and women or reasons other han national defence, I'd beg anyone considering enlisting to re-consider their decision. Killing others, be they combatants or innocent people or fellow soldiers, risking your own life, and for no good reason, with relatively poor pay, is not a decent career path.
    One does not join the military in order to kill people, but rather to defend his nation.

    You may argue that according to your own world view, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan were not meant to defend the Western world, but according to another person's world of view, those wars might just have, and the killing of the terrorists in those places have indeed prevented them from bringing terrorism to the citizens' homes.
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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    I personally feel incredibly sorry for all those who've lost their lives in the pointless exercise that was Iraq, but after realising that my government apparently feels as though it's entitled to sacrifice the lives of young men and women or reasons other han national defence, I'd beg anyone considering enlisting to re-consider their decision. Killing others, be they combatants or innocent people or fellow soldiers, risking your own life, and for no good reason, with relatively poor pay, is not a decent career path.
    There are various jobs in the military; before you enlist, you take a test called the ASVAB, and the higher your score is, the more jobs you have to choose from.
    Many of the jobs offered by the military are combat-related; others are not. They are merely technical or support persons.
    Although they may be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, it is unlikely (although not impossible) that they'll ever be in a position where they have to kill anyone.
    They're unlikely to see combat firsthand.

    That is not to say they couldn't get blown up by a roadside bomb; anyone over there could.
    But depending upon one's MOS (job), one might never even have to leave base.

    I'm not saying your feelings are wrong; I felt exactly the same before my son joined, and to some extent I still do: I'd encourage anyone who has other reasonable options to explore those options.
    On the other hand, i know a little more about the military now, and I know that joining- or even deploying- is not an automatic death sentence. Nor does it automatically mean you will go into combat and kill people.
    Although everyone is trained to use weapons (in Basic Training), not everyone is likely to ever be in a position to need to use them.
    After Basic Training is over, infantry soldiers get more advanced combat training, while soldiers in non-combat MOS's go to other bases to get specific training in their respective fields.

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