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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.

[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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