[QUOTE=Patriot1384;58541][I][B]There is a difference between something looking cool and being cool. Ever see Top Gun? Cool movie huh? Well, I was on an aircraft carrier for 3 years and it was “cool” for maybe a week or two. However, I didn’t ever hear that music nor was I ever involved in air to air dog fights. It’s hard work with long hours.
If you suffer from any mood disorder, life will be tough for you and the people you interact with. Are you going to able to handle the stress from long hours, hard tedious work and cranky coworkers? Are they going to be able to handle you? Can you handle being away from home for months at a time?
Why don’t you have the time to pursue a maritime academy? Not saying you have to, but just curious. If you do not have sea experience or qualifications, life will be rough for a while. As far as the DUI, I am not sure.
If you want to work for MSC for only 2 to 3 years, then why bother with it at all? Find something you really like to do and pursue it. Don’t waste your time on something you will only do for a short period of time. What is it about the Navy that has you so interested? As far as serving goes, you can serve your community by volunteering. Working with disabled vets, something that will make an impact on your community.
Hope this helps,
Let me address this entire reply so you understand where I am coming from. I have no problem working long, tedious hours. It does look interesting to me. Of course, its not always going to be a cookie cutter romance. I expect that. I think you might get the impression that since I am a college grad that maybe I don’t understand the value of hard work. I had two jobs and went to college full time. I am from the Ohio Valley region. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty at all. In fact, I think that is a value every man should have.
As for my medical condition, I honestly work 50 plus hours a week as it is. I work in sales, so its defitinitely a “pressure cooker” so to speak. If I don’t sell, I don’t make money, and if I don’t sell long enough, I don’t have a job anymore. Having this condition for 12 years, I know my limits and frankly I am more than able to handle large amounts of stress. I actually work very well under pressure.
As for being away from home. I live 1,000 miles away from my family as it is. What is another 2,000. I have been on my own in Florida for almost 5 years now. I actually am looking forward to traveling. I don’t have a wife, children, frankly I don’t even have a girlfriend. I only have myself down here to worry about. Give me a clean shower and somewhere to sleep and I wouldn’t complain.
I have read alot about the MSC. I liked the Navy bc of all the opportunies to travel, the ability to serve in the armed forces, the benefits, the pay, the commaradeer(sp), etc. I know its not all ribbons and bows, my brother has told me how the Army is. But its rewarding. And having the opportunity to work for the Navy would be something I would not regret in a million years.
I know you can serve other ways. Honestly, that sort of service doesn’t interest me. I tried the Civil Air Patrol. Went to 1 meeting and they never got back to me. Frankly, it was a joke, at least the unit I checked out was. A bunch of country clubbers that treated it as if it was a PGA golf tournament. I know you can give back by working with disabled vets. But honestly, that is not the capacity I want to serve. I want to get my hands dirty, get close to the action. FEEL the difference I am making. If I can’t work in the military, then by golly I want to bring the supplies to the guys that can. I wanted to serve in the armed forces. Unfortunately I can’t. It wasn’t in my cards. But d*mmit, I am going to get as close as I can. So to take 2-3 years out of my life to serve my country, I see it as only a small token of my gratitude and a chance for me to get my life back on track.
I’m burnt out with my where I am at. I built up debts. I don’t have a bad job but my life is not where I wanted it to be. I want a future. This is a good start for me. I have looked at the MSC since I was 22. I should have done it a year ago. Maybe it is not in my career field, but so far, I haven’t worked in my field. If I have the opportunity to build up income, then I can afford my education.
Work for MSC for 2-3 years, or longer…or take out another 50,000 in college loans to get out and work at a grocery store bc I can’t find a job in archaeology? You do the math.
Now, with that being said, I am sure you can see where I am coming from. I just had to clarify it for you bc your right, not many people would see this as a “jewel” job. As for me, I have no attachments in my current area and I am looking for a change. I have done my research and I feel this is it.
Now, can anyone give me the advice to get me there? I am open to anything.[/QUOTE]
This post confirms that you have some kind of brain damage! You are perfect for MSC! NEVER stop applying. I repeat, NEVER STOP APPLYING until you get a job with us!