Friday, March 03, 2006
The mysterious military
But what about the rest of the military?
There are tons of paper pusher jobs, running computer cable jobs, and working in cubicle jobs.
Not every job in the military is cool and adventurous. For the most part I fix video cameras and professional VCRs that you would see at CNN's studio. I work in a shop in a hanger type building and I have a cubicle inside and office building. I am sure one day my job might be adventurous but not today or within the next 1.5 years. My job is actually 4 full jobs smashed into one. Next base I go to I might be doing something completely different. A nice change of pace but I will never fully learn 1 job.
Not all jobs here are the gun toting, high flying, super secret, blowing up stuff that the TV makes it out to be. One thing the military does stand out from any job anyone will ever get is that in the military everyone signed up knowing full well that they might have to fight and die for their country for a pretty meager wage. Think about that next time you see anti-military people. People like that piss me off. We are protecting your right to be free and you try to hate us. Essentially biting the hand that feeds you.
I may be going to war the end of this year. I do not expect to be spat on if I return