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Just picked up my DD-214 now what?

Discussion in 'Military' started by KalamaKid, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Jun 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    KalamaKid

    KalamaKid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    same shit as everyone else
    I'm unemployed for the first time in my life :D...

    I got two months till the pay shuts off. What should I do?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    YayAreaTaco0311

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    Take the Post 9/11 GI Bill and goto school!
     
  3. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    rackatak

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    ^^^^^^^ What he said. That is the best way to get started. I am loving it. Got hooked up with a great paying job when I went to one of my reserve musters. Keep your eyes open for opportunities, they will come from every direction. Just make sure you don't overload yourself.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    Maybe... Already did my undergrad. I'm thinking more of what I should do all summer!
     
  5. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    Find a fun job, I worked at a gun store for a while. I loved that, wish I could go back but it barely paid the bills.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    That sounds like a bad ass job! Yeah I've found a few jobs I'd love to take, non of which pay much though lol
     
  7. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    Yeah, need that money to really enjoy the summer. Best of luck to you, keep us posted on how everything goes. If you need any help or got questions there are tons of military guys on here, I am sure we can help you out. If it gets real tough, PM me I might have a contact who can help you track down some jobs up there. He hooked me up with my current job.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Drew5387

    Drew5387 You can't fix stupid

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    Hooker???
     
  9. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    $$ isn't a worry really. I spent a few years overseas and never spent a dime of it. Plus once the navy pay shuts off in Sept. I get full unemployment. Although now that I'm out its funny. I honestly have absolutely NO PLANS (other then tons of camping and wheeling) so i'm lost on what to do.

    Hookers??? See enough of them in Manila...


    I think I want to walk away from Aviation, funny to cause I studied it in college...
     
  10. Jun 29, 2011 at 2:42 AM
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    MQQSE Chief Pal Guy, GOB

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    Have fun for the summer....but try checking in with your area Veterans job center. There are usually lots of programs available..."Helmets to Hardhats" and "Troops to Teachers" are two that come immediately to mind.

    Also, your service gives you Veteran's Preference in applying for Civil Service jobs...that's what I did after retiring from Active Duty Air Force a year and a half ago...check out "USAJobs.com".

    Good Luck to you and THANK YOU for your service.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2011 at 3:50 AM
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    x2- Lots of opportunities out there for Veteran's.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2011 at 4:35 AM
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  13. Jun 29, 2011 at 5:17 AM
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    First put on a good drunk, then GO BACK TO SCHOOL THIS FALL.Summer jobs are always the shit but find one you like. Other vets have helped me my whole life it will be the same for you young guns now. Best of luck in whatever you do & Thanks for your service! Jim
     
  14. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    shane100700 Look'n like a fool with your pants on the ground..

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    Yeah but it only works if your doing lines off either a hooker or strippers ass crack!
     
  15. Jun 29, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    :D
     
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    I think about the same thing sometimes...its just not the same huh
     
  17. Jun 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Yep! Kailua? I lived in Kaneohe... Still here for four more days actually.
     
  18. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    yup, so you'll be here for the fireworks on flat island eh?

    Might have seen you truck around now that I think about it
     
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