MIL Recruiter lied to a friend about his job, does he have any recourse?

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  1. civicmon

    civicmon got all my game from the streets of california.

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    Ok, the title basically says what happened.

    He went into the Navy expecting to do fire rescue/supression stuff. He went in all along assuming that's what he would be doing.

    He shows up to boot camp and then they tell him that he's doing MP type stuff... he didn't want to be a cop but a fireman.

    Does he have any recourse at all?
     
  2. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Depends on his contract.
     
  3. GochuBoy

    GochuBoy OT Supporter

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    I think he fucked himself over. He should have read the contract along with the Job Description. He can just try to get out, but most likely will be made fun of, but if he wants to do fireman like work, then he's better off trying to leave.
     
  4. GochuBoy

    GochuBoy OT Supporter

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    And I don't mean to bash your friend, but he really should have read it over before signing the thick ass stacks of paper and giving them his finger prints...
     
  5. gtcrispy

    gtcrispy New Member

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    Yea kyu is right. He signed that shit. It prints out what your job is on the form. Tell him to have fun :)
     
  6. GochuBoy

    GochuBoy OT Supporter

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    Hate to get offtopic here, but yaaay...you still recognize me as kyu. :bigthumb: calling me kyu feels more personal. All of my friends call me Kyu. Not being sarcastic in anyway, but keep calling me kyu. I like it.
     
  7. FarBeyondDriven

    FarBeyondDriven OT Supporter

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    It's not that bad from what I've seen.
     
  8. mrduke

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    I agree with what everyone else has already said. He should have paid closer attention to what he was signing. There's a big difference between the job description of an MP and a DC (Damage Controlman, firefighter among other things). His only hope is cross rating later in his career.
     
  9. mrduke

    mrduke OT Supporter

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    When you're at MEPS actually choosing your job it's just you and an enlisted classifier. His recruiter should have nothing to do with what job he chooses on his final contract, so from my experience it's his own fault.
     
  10. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    The crooter should have provided him with a written job guarantee. Unless he did the whirlwind tour of MEPS and signed up/shipped out the same day. In which case the recruit is stupid and deserves to pull gate guard duty for four years.
     
  11. GochuBoy

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    :rofl: Gate gaurd for 4 years. Classic!
     
  12. ViperKiller

    ViperKiller AD USAF

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    He should have talked with more experience people before he signed anything.
     
  13. GochuBoy

    GochuBoy OT Supporter

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    Exactly.
     
  14. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Recruiters :mamoru:
     
  15. civicmon

    civicmon got all my game from the streets of california.

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    i totally forgot about this thread.

    More than likely he didn't read his papers right.... he's resigned to the fact that he's setup as an MP so he's going to at least make the best of it for the meantime.

    thanks for the unput fellas.
     
  16. PlayingGod

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    It blows (at least in the Army).
     
  17. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    The Navy does not have firemen/fire rescue/suppression. We have Damage Controlmen who are the ones who specialize in fire fighting ON SHIPS. But in fact, on a ship all personnel are responsible for fire fighting and have minimal training in it.

    Did you friend get something in writing stating that he was going to be a fire fighter?

    People should really do a little research on what they want to do in the military before signing anything. Everything is available online.
     

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