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September 26th, 2004   #1
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What is the worst job in the military? info


I would like to hear opinions from different branches from militaries around the world.

I feel that a recruiter is the worst job the US Army has to offer. In the last 2 months, I have worked with the recruiters and I have to say their job is pure hell. They are under pressure all the time. Even when they make their quota, they are still treated like dirt. Their job consumes large amounts of time that could be spent with their families. Getting off work after 8pm on a regular basis does not help the family life much. Also, recruiters have to come in to work while they are on leave. I am sorry, but when I am on leave I am not going to be around unless there is a war. I told one recruiter that if he was back at his old unit and was deployed for 1 year during a 3 year period, he'd still see his family more than he does as recruiter working 3 years state side. He agreed with me 100%. I pray that I do not get orders tobe a recruiter.


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September 26th, 2004   #2
FlyingFrog
 
Cookers, maybe. They are also soldiers, but they are cookers for the true soldiers


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September 26th, 2004   #3
Delta210
 
I would say those who have to work with the Reserves/National Guard. This handful of professionals has to try and cram a month's worth of training into a weekend, and then spend 2 weeks at Annual Training trying to make the weekend warriors into professionals. Note, I have nothing against the Reserves/Guard people, they have a tough job, balancing civilian and military life, and are increasingly more important in operational planning. I have known many who serve in both the Guard and Reserves, as well as those full time military personnel who are assigned to work with them.

The full timers have to shoulder a large part of the burden, while making sure the Reserves/Guard troops are ready when called up. There is alot of pressure to make sure nothing negative gets reported up the chain of command, because it reflects badly on the full timers, who work long hours and with little support to do a difficult if not impossible job and still manage to keep things together.


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September 26th, 2004   #4
Sooners1
 
 
Anythin that keeps you in garrison and not out in the field.
 
September 26th, 2004   #5
LIPS
 
 
The blokes that set up the field showers for the Grunts to use and then you only see them very rarely. Now that has to be the worst job.


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September 27th, 2004   #6
godofthunder9010
 
 
Field operations latrine/waste disposal duty.


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September 27th, 2004   #7
Lil Hulk 1988
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delta210
I would say those who have to work with the Reserves/National Guard. This handful of professionals has to try and cram a month's worth of training into a weekend, and then spend 2 weeks at Annual Training trying to make the weekend warriors into professionals. Note, I have nothing against the Reserves/Guard people, they have a tough job, balancing civilian and military life, and are increasingly more important in operational planning. I have known many who serve in both the Guard and Reserves, as well as those full time military personnel who are assigned to work with them.

The full timers have to shoulder a large part of the burden, while making sure the Reserves/Guard troops are ready when called up. There is alot of pressure to make sure nothing negative gets reported up the chain of command, because it reflects badly on the full timers, who work long hours and with little support to do a difficult if not impossible job and still manage to keep things together.
As someone that spent a majority of my time as a Marine reservist and guardsman, I would have to agree with you on the poor permenant soldiers and Marines attached to those units. It is not bad if you have a large quantity of former active duty, but if you are stuck with alot of newbies, beware, they will drive you nuts. All of our former actives would help alot, we would make some of the training rosters and schedules on our own time. I don't know how the other reserve and guard units worked but that is what my old inf unit helped out.


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September 27th, 2004   #8
webs
 
 
yup, i think godthunder would be right. that just sux no matter what.[/quote]
 
September 27th, 2004   #9
gladius
 
Cooks

They have the worst hours, they heve to work on wekends, they got to wake up earlier that most everybody and get off later than everybody, and they have a never ending duty of endless cleaning and cleaning.
Worst of all for them, is everybody complained about the food they cooked no matter how good it was, this is what made them really feel bad.
 
September 27th, 2004   #10
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The guys in the OPS centre on field operations. Although there are some quiet minutes on operations the show must go on.....


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