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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    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.
    Mhm, I've had family serving in the military so I know a wee bit about the different job classes, but now, considering the fact that in many nations involved with in Iraq, recruitment and re-uptake is falling, I'd be worried about being seconded from a primarily non-combatant role to work on the front-lines. Plus, it just wouldn't make me as happy as the career I'm planning to enter.
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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    who besides a newborn could find our Rat scary???
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Details!!!
    Wasn't offered any. Some "thing" I did some "time" made some "one" "uncomfortable." Apparently serious enough that a reprimand would be insufficient and that telling me what the actual problem is would expose someone to the threat of retaliation.

    I don't care. I'm just ****ing tired and all I want is a place for Leslie and I to live-- we're having to move into separate quarters-- and a hot meal every day so I can focus on my writing.

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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    I work at a LEGO store
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Yes, although I dropped to part time now that the school year has started
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 09-14-09 at 09:27 PM.

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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    If being in the Navy Reserves counts, then yes. Otherwise I take care of the kids, and hubby works. And soon he will be active Navy, and we will pretty much double our household income. I'm looking forward to spring.

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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    Mhm, I've had family serving in the military so I know a wee bit about the different job classes, but now, considering the fact that in many nations involved with in Iraq, recruitment and re-uptake is falling, I'd be worried about being seconded from a primarily non-combatant role to work on the front-lines. Plus, it just wouldn't make me as happy as the career I'm planning to enter.
    Well actually as a woman, you can't technically go to the front lines. And many Navy personnel don't come anywhere close to the front lines. Although we do have personnel getting sent in with Army units, most of our job, even in those cases, is security and guard duty for bases and camps.

    In fact, I was on active duty in the Navy almost 10 years and never even held an actual government-issued weapon (we trained with laser rifles while they redid the firing range in basic).

    But actually now days most people wanting to join the military will probably have to go into the Army or wait unless they can meet certain requirements to get them into special jobs for the other branches. The Army is taking the most recruits right now, while the other branches are being told to back off on their recruitment.

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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Wasn't offered any. Some "thing" I did some "time" made some "one" "uncomfortable." Apparently serious enough that a reprimand would be insufficient and that telling me what the actual problem is would expose someone to the threat of retaliation.

    I don't care. I'm just ****ing tired and all I want is a place for Leslie and I to live-- we're having to move into separate quarters-- and a hot meal every day so I can focus on my writing.
    Sounds like you were the one retaliated upon.

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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeVFF View Post
    Just curious as to whether unemployment was really at only 10%, but i see now that asking here would be a poor judgement.

    Cant tell if you are being critical or not, but if you are, why post?
    who was being critical? insight is neutral. we have many students here.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    I work two jobs and go to grad school full-time. All you "No I'm a student" people are pansies.
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    Re: Are you currently legally employed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I work two jobs and go to grad school full-time. All you "No I'm a student" people are pansies.
    addressed to me? why? i'm way past my student days......

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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