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Joining the Navy

Well maybe. I’m kind of fucking pissed off. I’ve been contemplating this for the past 2 years. Now that I’m on suspension from school for the next quarter and my parents aren’t going to be happy about it.

Fact of the matter is, I told them back in July that I wanted to take the quarter off to get some things straight (motivation issues basically). They said I wasn’t allowed.

I already have 2 years under my belt at a 3 year school and I am $50,000 in debt so I don’t have a reason not to go back. The reason it’s a 3 year school is because we don’t take summers off.

I planned to take last summer off and work then go back for the fall quarter.

Now I’m just pissed because I knew this was going to happen. It’s not incredibly hard but I have trouble finding motivation, it’s design; no motivation = no production.

Hopefully I’ll get that signing bonus and money to help pay for school and give my parents some money for their troubles. I’m fucking sick of this shit. And the shit hasn’t even hit the fan yet. I’m thinking of just enlisting and being like “Yea I joined the Navy. Love you, Bye.” Working for a while then going for special forces.

Fuck.

yeah right.

just waltz in and go for special forces. lol.

join a branch of service that is doing something productive in this day and age.

you get a BA or BS from the 3 year school? never heard of it.

go army, beat navy.

Alaska crab fishing= fat cash= high risk, dying, etc.

Seems like you have a bad attitude.

There’s no draft going on, so the military honestly isn’t in need of people with bad attitudes.

Quit your bitching and stop doing whatever you did to get suspended in the first place.

[quote]jit07 wrote:
Alaska crab fishing= fat cash= high risk, dying, etc. [/quote]

I would suspect you would need good connections to get on board a decent boat.

yvan eht nioj!!!

[quote]emdawgz1 wrote:
yvan eht nioj!!!

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They want you as a new recruit.

[quote]Contrl wrote:
Seems like you have a bad attitude.

There’s no draft going on, so the military honestly isn’t in need of people with bad attitudes.

Quit your bitching and stop doing whatever you did to get suspended in the first place.[/quote]

Seems like you can’t fucking read. Don’t comment on something that your ignorance won’t allow you to fully understand. It’s not what I did, it’s what I didn’t do. How’s that for bad attitude?

Go for the college loan repayment. great program, worked for me. Debt free after a couple years. Back then they would pay up to 40k, no idea what they will pay up to now but I heard rumor it was higher.

A guy like you should do well in the infantry. They will motivate you alright. You will either get strong or get smart. Join the infantry, you will love it. Travel to exotic places, meet interesting people…kill them.

were like jolly green giants walking the earth…with guns

[quote]meangenes wrote:
Contrl wrote:
Seems like you have a bad attitude.

There’s no draft going on, so the military honestly isn’t in need of people with bad attitudes.

Quit your bitching and stop doing whatever you did to get suspended in the first place.

Seems like you can’t fucking read. Don’t comment on something that your ignorance won’t allow you to fully understand. It’s not what I did, it’s what I didn’t do. How’s that for bad attitude?[/quote]

Basically trying to say you shouldn’t have the idea of ‘well fuck things aren’t going well I might as well join the navy’ You should go in motivated that this is what you want to do, not the well shit didn’t work out I better do this now.

Take a break from school get your priorities straighted out and then go from there.

If you have motivation issues at college, don’t join the Navy. Sure you could slide through a few years without much effort(most douchebags do), but you’ll just make life harder on the guys who actually WANT to be there.

If you can’t motivate yourself for what you want to do, then you shouldn’t expect an outside entity(i.e., the Navy) to do the job for you.

Now if you’re just tired of college and are looking for a change of pace, then the Navy (or any branch) might do it for you.

Just remember, for every cool job and exotic locale you can be stationed at, there are a few dozen that straight up suck.

The Montegomery GI bill covers up to 39,000 in debt, but they also have other ways of paying for debt or school bill and programs to help you out. However, I don’t think that you can get security clearance for Special Ops if you have too much debt. Talk to a recruiter for the nuts and bolts. If you’re pissed off and mad right now about whatever situation you’re in, take a second to cool off and think about this; it’s a pretty big decision, but make sure you’re making it for the right reasons. Good luck to you.