Re: Begin Vent
That's not a bad idea. In fact, it's a good one. For more reasons than one. A stable paycheck. A good set of benefits. Great retirement. And your health would improve immensely if you dropped 40 lbs. You would skate through basic....way ahead of the pack.
A friend of mine just got the job assignment in the Navy he was holding out for. A pharmacy technician by trade, he saw his job going by the wayside (cutbacks) about a year ago and started the ball rolling.
I know it's easy for me to say.....but I say go for it. If you don't have many ties here that you are uncomfortable leaving for extended periods of time, you are perfect for the job. At the very least, while you have the idea in your head and are motivated, look into all the possiblities. In a way, I am jealous. Not that I am dissatisfied with what I do for a living or what I have going on in my personal life, but the armed forces is something I always wanted to do. Good luck brother.
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