MIL 10k Bonus has got me going crazy

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  1. bryizzzle

    bryizzzle That thang got a HEMI?

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    I'm depting into the marines. My original shipdate is July 23rd, so I could finish my college semester. Only taking one class though. I'm currently enlisted as Active-Open but I'm leaning more towards reserve. My recruiter just called me and said I qualified for an IT job that would give me a $10k Bonus out of the MOS training, BUT I'd have to leave for bootcamp next week. I don't really get how the reserve thing works and I don't know if I should make the decision that'll change my life. I just need some views, past experiences, and some insight. I don't know the exact MOS but I'm a computer whizz and wouldn't mind an IT job...and I figure I can most likely get independent contracts with the knowledge I'll gain and tasks I'd be able to accomplish.
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I got a goose egg for signing up.
     
  3. Fearan

    Fearan Guest

    Finish college first!!! Then apply as an officer. :dunno:

    You aren't that far off, and the extra $$ you'll get from your degree will be more than 10k.
     
  4. ZaC851

    ZaC851 New Member

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    let me be the first to say that going in open contract isnt a smart idea.
     
  5. GochuBoy

    GochuBoy OT Supporter

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    I got a 13k bonus. Got it all within a year.
     
  6. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Its up to you.

    I got a goose oo when I joined.
     
  7. aftershock-

    aftershock- rawr -.-

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    dot. dont go open contract.
     
  8. GiRaff3

    GiRaff3 New Member

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    i got 10 grand for joining...

    in the army, you get 7k right after ait, then the rest is spread out on the year anniversary of joining until it is paid out...btw, taxes will own your soul, but you also get some of that back when you file that year...
     
  9. PissWater

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    I got 15G when I joined the army (woooo field artillery) they gave me 10 the first year after AIT in one lump sum and taxed the nuts off it, now all thats left of it is alot of crazy memories of hang overs and a bunch of tattoos. I wish I spent it wisely.....

    Id take these dudes advice and wait it and go in as an officer, I dunno how the corp is but I know dudes can get their dept to their schools paid off by the army when they get commisioned.
     

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