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I made TSgt! [Sep. 8th, 2011|09:57 pm]
Justin J. Betts
which is cool. Promotion=more money. Generally it means mroe responsibility but since I am going to be a recruiter I really am not too worried about it. My responsibilities will be the same regardless. I tested out of cycle since I was in Africa when everyone else tested. I found out via e-mail from my old co-workers in Germany. Apparently an annoucement was made there. Generally when people are TDY to a class the commander would come in and inform us. Not here. Whatever.

I don't really feel ready for it, but probably won't even put the rank on for 5 months or so. And if I get a DUI they will just take this away from me, instead of taking away what I already have :)

For those that don't really know what is going on with me, I have left Germany and am in recruiter school in San Antonio. It's a lot harder than you would think. I'd post more but tomorrow is our toughest day and I have studyign to do.
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[User Picture]From: nighthawkal
2011-09-09 04:25 am (UTC)
Congratulations on your promotion! I thought you were leaving the military soon? I guess you aren't now?

Are you still on facebook?...
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[User Picture]From: somefan
2011-09-09 05:17 am (UTC)
I was thinking about it but for (insert fifteen half-reasons) I decided against it. Instead I am going to be a recruiter, which is sort of the opposite of getting out. I'll be convincing others to join!

I am on facebook-http://www.facebook.com/#!/somefan
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[User Picture]From: nighthawkal
2011-09-10 08:59 pm (UTC)
I hope you emjoy your new role. You're going to be staying in the states now? Right?

Great. I added you.

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[User Picture]From: somefan
2011-09-10 11:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah man, stateside for at least the next 4 years. This is good and bad. I love my country but it is pretty awesome seeing the rest of the world.....
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[User Picture]From: portia
2011-09-09 11:55 am (UTC)
Congratulations Justin! That is fantastic. You are one ate up airman! :o) (Do they still say that?)
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[User Picture]From: somefan
2011-09-10 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks. No I hadn't heard of being ate up. In fact I had to look it up, but I guess it does describe me pretty well :)
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[User Picture]From: evilegg
2011-09-10 12:03 am (UTC)
How does this recruiter job work?
Do you get to live anywhere you want? Do you get a bonus for everyone you sign up? Is this a pyramid scheme?
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[User Picture]From: somefan
2011-09-10 11:49 pm (UTC)
I remember typing a response to this but I was drunk. Must not have submitted. I'll try again.

The recruiting job, despite rumors, has no bonus for the number signed. We have AWESOME incentives, like different color badges, for doing well. Note: sarcasm on word AWESOME.

The job of a recruiter is enjoyable only if the flight chief is cool. They decide your agenda, which is generally based on whether or not you make your goal. If you are making goal there is no pressure. Not making goal means your life is hell, working long days and weekends. If you continually don't make goal you will get a bad EPR.

I got my first choice of locations. Your chances for getting the assignment you want are far better when you are coming for overseas, we are at the top of the priority list, just below those that do a remote in Korea/Turkey/etc. With recruiting, you pick from a rather large list of vacant or soon to be vacant offices. There was over 100 when I picked.
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