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Clever Random Thoughts Titles Are for Sissies

Postby smitty » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:02 pm

i'd hate to be late into my 20's and have no credible job experience. feel like i'd miss the boat on anything good

I felt late to the party just from the year I missed for basic training and the 2 year gap for my deployment. Furtunately, US Army as previous employer is pretty good employment history spackle on the ol' resume.



Sadly, only if you didn't fight in a war


Why do you say that?


There was a story about veterans trying to find work right now. They're having a hard time, many companies automatically think you have PTSD or something mentally wrong upon returning home


I'm certain that's true. It's also true that today's combat vets are getting a lot of help. I'd be interested to see a balanced story regarding this issue.
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Re: More Random Thoughts

Postby TenuredVulture » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:06 pm

I'd guess it has a lot to do with what you did in the military--I'd think the market for former infantry soldiers is limited.

It's certainly the case that returning veterans who go back to college tend to do quite well. It's sort of a joke--the students will start whining about how hard it is to read a whole chapter by the next class, and the veteran just sits there smugly.
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Re: More Random Thoughts

Postby The Dude » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:15 pm

Yes, i'm talking about the ones that fought on the front line.

only some of these guys are getting help. my wife is a therapist at a community health place and there are a lot of vets that go there bc they can't go anywhere else
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Re: More Random Thoughts

Postby jamiethekiller » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:17 pm

we just had a vet intern at work.

if you have enough will power to school the opportunity's are amazing. he's getting the sickest free ride ever(not that he doesn't deserve it). incredible nice guy too. hope he chooses to come work for us next year.
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Re: More Random Thoughts

Postby The Dude » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:19 pm

it's not just willpower, a lot of these guys need jobs now bc they have families and mortgages.
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Re: More Random Thoughts

Postby The Nightman Cometh » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:20 pm

It's not just about willpower jtk. It's being mentally healthy enough to go to school and be effective.
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Re: More Random Thoughts

Postby Houshphandzadeh » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:23 pm

legitimate willpower
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Re: More Random Thoughts, More Lame Titles

Postby swishnicholson » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:31 pm

i'd hate to be late into my 20's and have no credible job experience. feel like i'd miss the boat on anything good


Lost track of who said this, but the world is full of people who started over or started late and did well for themselves. The only thing to really fear is feeling that it's too late.
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Re: More Random Thoughts, More Lame Titles

Postby Soren » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:34 pm

swishnicholson wrote:
i'd hate to be late into my 20's and have no credible job experience. feel like i'd miss the boat on anything good


Lost track of who said this, but the world is full of people who started over or started late and did well for themselves. The only thing to really fear is feeling that it's too late.


My mom didn't start on her current career path till her late 30s and her last promotion was like a 20K raise and a 17% annual bonus vs no bonus at all.

Keep your nose to the grindstone and all that jazz
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Re: More Random Thoughts, More Lame Titles

Postby Houshphandzadeh » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:35 pm

also watch out for the fear of feeling like it's too late
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Re: More Random Thoughts, More Lame Titles

Postby WheelsFellOff » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:35 pm

Keeping your nose to all that jazz is what killed Amy Winehouse.
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Re: More Random Thoughts, More Lame Titles

Postby td11 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:36 pm

whitney done smoked her kneecaps off!
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Re: More Random Thoughts, More Lame Titles

Postby Houshphandzadeh » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:37 pm

WheelsFellOff wrote:Keeping your nose to all that jazz is what killed Amy Winehouse.

SPECULATION
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Re: More Random Thoughts, More Lame Titles

Postby WheelsFellOff » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:42 pm

Houshphandzadeh wrote:
WheelsFellOff wrote:Keeping your nose to all that jazz is what killed Amy Winehouse.

SPECULATION

Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration
Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to my nation

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Oh yeah, that's what the world is today
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Re: More Random Thoughts, More Lame Titles

Postby td11 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:05 pm

WheelsFellOff wrote:
Houshphandzadeh wrote:
WheelsFellOff wrote:Keeping your nose to all that jazz is what killed Amy Winehouse.

SPECULATION

Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration
Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to my nation

Ball of confusion


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Re: More Random Thoughts

Postby smitty » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:18 pm

The Dude wrote:Yes, i'm talking about the ones that fought on the front line.

only some of these guys are getting help. my wife is a therapist at a community health place and there are a lot of vets that go there bc they can't go anywhere else


Yeah, it's always been that way. Right now my nephew is pondering the Marine Corps. Of course, my sister wants me to talk him out of it. But it's a difficult thing. The more you try to talk someone out of something like this, the more they may dig in.

i'm trying to give him realistic advice.

Some people thrive in the military, infantry guys included. And it really helps them out when they hit Civvy Street. Others get really messed up. How much help vets get is a mixed bag as well.

There is no one size fits all easy answer to this.
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Re: More Random Thoughts

Postby TenuredVulture » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:24 pm

smitty wrote:
The Dude wrote:Yes, i'm talking about the ones that fought on the front line.

only some of these guys are getting help. my wife is a therapist at a community health place and there are a lot of vets that go there bc they can't go anywhere else


Yeah, it's always been that way. Right now my nephew is pondering the Marine Corps. Of course, my sister wants me to talk him out of it. But it's a difficult thing. The more you try to talk someone out of something like this, the more they may dig in.

i'm trying to give him realistic advice.

Some people thrive in the military, infantry guys included. And it really helps them out when they hit Civvy Street. Others get really messed up. How much help vets get is a mixed bag as well.

There is no one size fits all easy answer to this.


One constant is the recruiter is full of #$!&@.
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Re: Clever Random Thoughts Titles Are for Sissies

Postby smitty » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:35 pm

My recruiter he done lied.

Said ya gotta go Airborne and jump and fly.

Signed my name on the dotted line.

And All I'm doing is the double time.
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Re: Clever Random Thoughts Titles Are for Sissies

Postby PrattRules » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:09 pm

Looks like I missed a lot of good BSG stuff today.
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Re: Clever Random Thoughts Titles Are for Sissies

Postby The Dude » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:24 pm

think i have a partial dislocation of my shoulder, it's been like this for a few years. weird piece of bone sticks out. rip
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