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i have currently been in the army for 2 years now and i have come to believe that its up to the person to decide whether they like it or not. If you like travel, hard work, good mates etc then join up! But if you dont enjoy leaving your family, want proper money for your hard work, dont mind living in not so clean accomaodation then i recommend you dont. You dont have the oppertunity to "try it", once your in there is no way out until the 4 year point.
My personal opinion is i dont really like it as a career job, im aiming to do just the minimun, 4 years, to gain some experience and travel a bit. Its goodfalls. to gain qualifications and trades etc for when you do leave, and its true there are loads of benifits AND downfalls. Im not going to go into these as like i say im not putting people off and it all depends what type of person they are.
I recommend anyone thinking of signing up to get to know every little detail first and decide what they want to gain from it.
I tend to agree with other members comments made, there is a great deal more that you could have said here. I was married to a soldier in my teens, he loved the life & so did I! Agree that it's a career that requires commitment...
sewbizzie 23.02.2009 14:27
I think there is so much more you could have said about the army. My hubby has just passed his 11 year point and he is aiming for his 22 years full service. With the job situation in this country i think it is one of the only secure jobs at the moment, although it is a dangerous one. I totally agree on the pay, they are well underpaid for the job that they do.
llbcollins 23.02.2009 14:25
some very sound advice here .... work out what you want from a job before going into it ... especially one which demands a commitment and has far reaching consequences to ones own personal and family situation