Joining the military

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by IIIIII, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. llamainmypocket

    llamainmypocket Active Member

    I know someone who signed up right after making seniority. Now he's eligible for college assistance from both the military and ups while accumulating seniority and raises. He was also eligible to drive right when he got back.

    I think you need to clear it with the union first. A proper leave of absence for joining the military

    IIIIII Member

    How you know?
  3. old levi's

    old levi's I used to care... but things have changed

    been there, done that, during Vietnam

    you remember Vietnam, right?
  4. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    watch apocalypse now, or born on the fourth of july

    IIIIII Member

    Used to work with a Nam vet. He was a cool dude, loved the military.
  6. Nike

    Nike Active Member

    Wow so many negatives on here...
    I think joining at this time could be pretty interesting, especially if you're looking for adventure as they could have you all over the world these days.
    Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, etc.
    Man if I could I would love to learn how to fly, jet fighter, or one of those big transport craft, C130 would be awesome.
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Comparing the politics of the Vietnam War to the 21st century is like comparing Afghanistan to the War of 1812.
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  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Bet he loved to intimidate the FT sups and Managers.

    IIIIII Member

    He was actually a pretty mild manner guy if you didn’t know him. Once you got to talking to him you got a taste of that gallows humor.

    I never saw that man stressed out or upset.
  10. IIIIII

    IIIIII Member

    I want to go frontline for sure. I’m not joining the military for a job, I already have a high paying one. I’m joining to fight, I’m going to be pretty disappointed in myself if I missed out on the war and don’t get to experience combat. I just keep wishing I had made the move earlier when :censored2: was really popping off, but at that point in my life I probably wouldn’t of made it out of boot camp.
  11. IIIIII

    IIIIII Member

    I watched this instead. I agree with Mad Dog.
  12. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    I saw your initial post last night, you have my respect. Some of my closest friends are Grunts. No better humans on earth. Best to you brother.
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Don't know how you guys survived in those desserts.
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    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  15. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    They would have controlled your young mouth, you would have made it a lot easier with a younger body. My opinion. I honestly can't comprehend why you wish for combat however. Are you ready, willing and able to hold your best friends guts in your hands like a prom bouquet you give to the chick you're hoping to bang that night? Legitimate question. Do you really want combat?
  16. GameCockFan

    GameCockFan Active Member

    You're a freaking idiot.
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  17. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    All due respect Mr. Jeans, it is a different day, different time, if you actually did what you say, we are basically same age, unless you went in early middle sixties. It is a different climate today, and has been for 30 years. I'm sorry for your experience, and well aware of soldiers and grunts return. Not the same day now. I honor you Mr. faded jeans, for your service.
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  18. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    I respect the seriousness of your answers to the life-changing question.

    You basically turn your life and many of life’s choices over to an unknown person representing the National Government.
    And the National Government’s interests are not the same as yours.

    I think I would have a nervous breakdown having to deal with that!
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  19. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    I can't argue against much you have said. A soldier, or marine doesn't breakdown that easily for the most part, however.
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  20. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    Maybe the OP will be one of the fortunate veterans, and only end up with PTSD and addiction problems.

    So true, and to think there's still Trump supporters.....