Originally Posted by 45silverback
See Gunny, that's what I miss about the military most. I came to expect follow-up, follow- through, and accountability. It was just automatic, it was what happened. Not so much with these civilians.
Me to. Since I've been out for about 30 years I've held a couple jobs, and sort of gotten used to that 'civilian' attitude. I don't want to paint with too broad a brush tho, since many are also conscientious about it. But when I was employed, the things you mentioned were often a welcome surprise to my employer's and/or customers. And contributed to a nice raise/bonus on more than one occasion.
That is one of the reasons why so many employers like former military as employee's.
I guess it boils down to the simple fact that the military of necessity is a team. There's no union rules to contend with for starters. In civilian life it's much more likely for people to "look out for number one". Companies continually try to instill a sense of teamwork but usually fail because of that constant competition within the company. Everyone wants to be a star.