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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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fresh out army!

hi guys i am fresh out of the amry and looking for a job. any suggestions are welcome. i would like sumthing starting atleast at $10 a hour. can work full time. i am in wylie tx 75098. can commute if needed to. heres the problem. i AM fresh out of the army and only 21 years old. so needless to say i have no previous experience except for the army. thanx guys.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 07:18 AM
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combat medic.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 11:27 AM
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68W? I would check with Dallas Fire Department. I bet they'd even take your military in place of the required college or check out the other FD's out there. I could show you some real high paying jobs if you've got any 18D in your background, but you'll be doing the same stuff all over again.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 11:29 AM
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I think you can set your sights higher than 10/hr.

Do not look at being fresh out of the Army as a "problem" - that is a major asset. You gained a ton of experience and now can put that to work for you.

Good luck in your job search.
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Have you deployed? If so that just increases your experience in trauma. You just have to pick out the good parts and highlight them.
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I think you can set your sights higher than 10/hr.

Do not look at being fresh out of the Army as a "problem" - that is a major asset. You gained a ton of experience and now can put that to work for you.

Good luck in your job search.
X2 that is what i was thinking.

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 09:48 PM
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congrats. 10 more months and i'll be out also woohoo
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 02:48 PM
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I know that offshore drilling contractors are looking for medics /safety men. With you training, certfication would be easy and money ain't bad. 14/14 rotation.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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any idea on what certifications are needed?
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 11:04 PM
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I think you can set your sights higher than 10/hr.

Do not look at being fresh out of the Army as a "problem" - that is a major asset. You gained a ton of experience and now can put that to work for you.

Good luck in your job search.

Not really, have you seen his spelling? He needs to go to college, to reinforce what he should have learned in 6th grade.

Damn lax admittance rules for the military.....we seem to take anyone that can carry a M-16/M-4

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 11:22 PM
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Everyone assumes honorable discharge too. I'm not sure if I'd consider his interweb post spelling a measure of his intelligence. However, there could be a potential employer who does.

I do wish ya luck at finding a job though. When I got out I had one lined up more or less. I'd stress not having something in mind prior to bailing.

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Everyone assumes honorable discharge too. I'm not sure if I'd consider his interweb post spelling a measure of his intelligence. However, there could be a potential employer who does.

I do wish ya luck at finding a job though. When I got out I had one lined up more or less. I'd stress not having something in mind prior to bailing.

Well, the time to ascertain your abilities and achievements in the armed forces is generally several months prior to your PCS date. I know that when I was in that situation I was looking as forward possible as I could. I wanted to be sure to keep as many options available as possible and not be rushed into something because "I had to take something"

I took a position at a company that I work for now and moved up in over the years and couldn't be happier with my transition. However it doesn't just happen for you. You have to put in your time several months ahead of time at ACS and get your shit in order and be marketable. If you wait for something to find you, you'll find yourself re-enlisted because you don't know what else to do.

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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 11:45 PM
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, my spelling on the internet is less then desired. That is very true and a point well made. Then again im not really worried about my mispelled words and the such on here. Everyone has them. I just dont care to take the time to proofread something that isn't important to me. Yes i posted this to try and get some help and ideas. Not to be flamed and made fun of. Also most of youa re right about the honorable discharge it is vastly overlooked that alot of people only get general under honorable. I however did receive a full honorable discharge. Now i did not get to make plans and get a employer lined up since i was released on a medical discharge.
I know i was pending medical discharge but thought i wold be able to stay in. I was wrong. That is also my fault for not planning for the worst case scenario like i should have. Yes, I do need and plan on going to college. I love the idea of being able to further my education and learn more. I love history its a passion for me. So of course college is in the picture for me. I am currently filling out paperwork to further my education. Unfortunately i have fifty percent disability so my job selection for the rest of my life is not gonna be the same as any normal person. manual labor such as construction is out of the picture. So with all this said and most of my spelling correct i will end this long winded reply. Sorry for the long drawn out explanation of everything. If anyone is able to help me or have suggestions i am more then willing to look into them al and follow up. Thank you guys so much for taking the time to read this and respond to it.

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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 11:20 AM
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If you have not done so already, polish up your resume and check out this thread...

https://www.dfwstangs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=62311

AFAIK, all the major/good job posting sites are listed in the thread.

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With 50% disability and the GI bill you should be able to afford to go to colleg full time and not work. That's what I'd be doing if I were you. Then if you need a little extra just get a part time gig or take out a small student loan.

How much is your disability check? GI Bill pays $1,100 a month full time right now. Hell, that alone is like $9 an hour and it is tax free.

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713 not taxed is my disability.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 07:37 AM
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$1,800 a month take home isn't bad.. That is equal to almost 30k a year gross.

Supplement that with student loans and a part time job and you can coast trough a traditional college pretty easily

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What do you know? All you do is sit around, play games and smoke pot. Chili is the last one I'd take financial advice from.


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