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Old 02-21-2010, 02:48 AM   #101
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If ur gonna pick maitenance go aircraft metals tech 2a751. Im in it, you work in a small machine and welding shop.If you wanna do this or a specific carrer field just tell your recruiter and wait him out. I waited 9 months for this job, theres always openings. Dont let him tell you to go open general in any field. I was at a big base we had 20 people, now im at a small base we have 6 its pretty laid back world. What would be a better skill machinest/welder or an egress mechanic on an f-16 ejection seat ? All jobs have there perks.
No they don't. The only "perk" I get is my name stenciled onto a Raptor.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:59 AM   #102
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Officially sworn in! WOOOHOOO
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:01 AM   #103
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good deal man! did you get a job lined up yet?
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:06 AM   #104
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good deal man! did you get a job lined up yet?
I'm signed up for anything mechanical and will get to pick my job from the list of whats available my third week of basic.
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I am qualified for every mechanical job because I got a 97 in that section of the ASVAB, with exception of 1 of 2 jobs that required also having an 85 in electrical, I dont get to pick from those 2.
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I'm signed up for anything mechanical and will get to pick my job from the list of whats available my third week of basic.
I recommend you go in with a guaranteed job. That way your not having to choose between "shitty" jobs.
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Thank you to all of you for your service. I was a Army National Guardsman for 7 years. Went in for GI Bill & scholarships only. Never went active. If I was to make a career out of the service it would have to be in the officer's corp. Screw going in as an E-1. If you go in as an E-1 hoping for a secure pay check than stick to Burger King.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:43 AM   #109
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you shouldnt of went open mechanical, you can get stuck doing anything. Its all good though, have fun its -20 at eielson afb today good times.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:54 AM   #110
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I'm signed up for anything mechanical and will get to pick my job from the list of whats available my third week of basic.
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I recommend you go in with a guaranteed job. That way your not having to choose between "shitty" jobs.
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you shouldnt of went open mechanical, you can get stuck doing anything. Its all good though, have fun its -20 at eielson afb today good times.
OH NO! told you not to do this. going in "open" is not good. your gonna get the left over available jobs that people didnt sign up for and get guaranteed contracts for.

best of luck to ya and thanks for volunteering, but try to get a guaranteed job. nothing is finished until your on the plane heading for lackland
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Talking to recruiter now about this! Didnt even dawn on me cuz I was excited and ready to leave. Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:26 AM   #112
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yea I signed all the papers and everything but didnt land a job for another 4 months then waited 2 more months for an opening in basic. It's worth the wait to get a good job. and untill you step off the bus at lackland you still have a say in everything. Your recruiter is working FOR YOU. dont let them push you around or "force" you into a job you dont want.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:27 AM   #113
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yeah thats right nothing is offical unlike your recruiter says, Try to get a job you want, you could be anything in you go general. Some jobs are not as cool as you think like fuel shop, hydraulics, i would get a guarantee job if your recruiter gives u problems threaten to go talk to an air guard recruiter he will guarantee you any job you want lol.
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He's lucky he owns a tacoma or we wouldnt be able to help. When I joined I didnt own my tacoma and noone could help me haha . I can even help him from work haha.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:31 AM   #115
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yea I signed all the papers and everything but didnt land a job for another 4 months then waited 2 more months for an opening in basic. It's worth the wait to get a good job. and untill you step off the bus at lackland you still have a say in everything. Your recruiter is working FOR YOU. dont let them push you around or "force" you into a job you dont want.
exactly. i was in DEP for 8 months waiting for my PJ slot. well worth the wait. you tell the recruiter how things are gonna work or you pack up and leave. when they think they are gonna loose you, their story will change. they also bank on the fact that they think you dont know what your talking about and can BS you. show them you know whats up and their whole attitude changes all of a sudden

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:36 PM   #116
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so, how did your situation turn out? did you get a guarnteed job?
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Just playing the waiting game now. All current jobs are taken, I am waiting for the next drop.
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