MIL Silly recruiter

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  1. I got a call today from a local. I guess he got my number when I requested info online. We got to talking and pretty much I stood firm with the "Not sure right now, am waiting til the fall to decide" position. I then said, I may be moving to Lexington and my sister who lives up there knows a recruiter and has been talking to him for me... at that point, he cut me off and said "You'd rather trust someone you don't know over someone who has talked with you twice now?" in a smart-alleck bitchy voice... I replied with: "Huh? I have never spoken to you". :run:

    After about 10 seconds of silence he said: "I've given speeches at your school twice this year." At that point I was about to hang up since he was being an ignorant jerk, but I stayed on and told him I am out of school, blah blah, and said thank you for contacting me and I'll get back to you later :hsd: He tried to cut me off again asking me if I knew the benefits and the high pay, but at that point .. I just hung up. :rofl:

    Anyone have any funny recruiter stories?
     
  2. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    the guy is just doing his job and you were being a dick to him

    so.... /yourself
     
  4. sannozay

    sannozay I'll deal with you later

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    my recruiter told me a bunch of bs about joining the service, but I already knew what I was going to get into as i joined. they're paid to lie.. they recruit too, but man they tell some bs sometimes
     
  5. Ranger-AO

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

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    My recruiter never lied to me. There were things I found out after I joined that I wish I had known beforehand, but nothing that was earth-shattering.

    Recruiters have one helluva tough job. Especially Army recruiters. Those poor slobs are getting hammered by their chain of command AND by the anti-war crowd AND by the pool of potential enlistees. Their job is changing from an honorable but tough MOS to a "get me a fucking recruit even if you have to sell your mother's soul to do it!" job.

    I would not want to be in their shoes. I'd rather get shot at. At least you get to shoot back that way. :wtc:
     
  6. What ... the ... fuck ... ? :eek4: :ugh2:
     
  7. Killgunner

    Killgunner OT Supporter

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    My recruiter didn't really lie to me... but I walked in like an idiot and just asked to sign the papers... he was like.. trying to tell me about the Marine Corps and I'm like... "I could really care less, just sign me up for this... this is what I want."
     
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    mine didnt lie. he didnt have to. i walked in there myself without and phone calls at home and asked him to cut the shit and tell me straight out what i was about to get myself involved in. he didnt bullshit me. told me what i was in for.

    48 hours later, i was done with MEPS, and i was government property. 18 months later, im half way thru my tour in iraq. Do i regret the choices i've made? Absolutely not.

    Recruiters are getting the shaft, cause mommies dont want their little boys and girls going off to war. boo fucking hoo. you think anyone had a choice back in WW2 or Nam? They SHOULD kick the draft into effect.

    /rant
     
  9. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    you're not the brightest person in the world. you start a thread about recruiters in a forum for military personnel and expect what? shit stories about how shady and shitty recruiters are?

    recruitment work is a duty tour obligation that some people do to fulfill their promotion requirements. it's their job to enlist people. most of the people here all signed up for military duty, while you're coming off as just being an immature brat that doesn't have the common courtesy to just say no thank you and hanging up the phone. so hey, here's a fuck you because you're a being a piece of shit.
     
  10. itsnick

    itsnick Guest

    My recruiter didn't lie to me either. In fact, he told me exactly what I needed to do to get what I want. Probably one of the few, as I hear mostly the opposite. I think people bitch about recruiters because they're locked in a contract and hear about better opportunities later.
     
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    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    Mine did not lie to me. Hell Im still good friends and go hang with them now
     
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  13. Big Red

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    well i was the company clerk for the Army recruiters in East Texas. I think they have one of the toughest jobs in the military and have only the utmost respect for them. I actually kinda went off on my hubbys 1SG about it to when he started trash talking them. I basically told him that if it werent for them (recruiters) he wouldn't be in charge of anyone. Because a high majority of the people who call in/walk in to a recruiting station wanting to join the military can not because of some legal, mental or physical (be it injury or weight) disablement.

    Also my recruiter never lied to me. Just thought i would throw that in.
     
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    I was looking into the 0231 MOS (Intelligence Specialist) and asked my recruiter about it, he told me in these exact words "You'll be doing some real James Bonds spy shit."

    I WAS SPEECHLESS.

    After he said that, we had this really awkward period of like 20 seconds of silence and then I just asked him a question about the GI Bill to change the subject, it was very weird.

    When I came home later that night I went on the internet to do some research of my own (usmilitary.about.com > all) and discovered that the most exciting thing that 0231's do is map reading and shit behind a desk or in a tent :hsugh:. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I wouldn't call map reading and plotting "James Bond spy shit."

    Aside from this one little strange incident, my recruiter has been pretty good for the most part. He knows that I won't be enlisting and going into DEP for about 6 months or so and he hasn't been pushy at all like some of the recruiter horror stories i've heard.
     
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    speedricer Go SpeedRicer Gooooo

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    EDIT: sorry for the thread Hijack
    I'm having a hard time getting up with the AF recruiter :o

    If I didn't want to talk to him My phone would ring off the hook. Now I can't get ahold of him. And he's allways gone when I go down to the station
     
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    Go to the "Ask a recruiter" forum on the mil.com boards and at least a few times a day there will be new threads by kids saying "My recruiter told me to lie blah blah blah what should I do?"

    I think so much pressure is put on recruiters (especially Army ones) to meet impossible quotas and the end result is a select few resort to lying and cheating.

    You'll be hard pressed to find desperate Marine Corps recruiters like that though because they're the only branch that consistently exceeds their quotas and has people lining up to join. No bonuses, no MOS guarantees, no nothing... all you're promised is the title and that's good enough for me :bigthumb:.
     
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    My recruiter is extremely unintelligent and can't look you in the eye when he talks to you. After everytime you ask him a question, he'll say "Ok" then pause for at least 5 seconds, then answers.

    The only times I think he ever really lied to me was when he was pushing the whole "the jobs will fill up" thing. A buddy of mine enlisted 2 weeks ago and didn't get the job he wanted because it was full, so he might have been telling the truth on that one.

    I just think they push the "it's now or never" thing too much. My recruiter is overall an awesome guy though.
     
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    He was probably typing in your question on Google :rofl:.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    ...and yet another liberal-biased investigative reporter's career is launched. Pretty cool. He's not even out of high school yet and he already has two torpedoed careers to hang on his trophy wall. :ugh2:

    On another note, however, those guys needed to be something other than recruiters. I predict that as more pressure is put on recruiters to meet numbers that are clearly unattainable, we will see more and more of this type of thing happening. The military chain of command needs to find an alternative other than hammering harder on the front-line recruiters.
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    My recruiter, USAF, didn't lie to me. I'm sure there's some stuff he could have told me but oh well, no harm. My recruiter was pretty cool about it, he didn't push me or hurry me up. He's like if you want to join, cool. If not, that's fine by me, I get enough ppl each month. Pretty cool guy.
     
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    :squint:

    I sure as hell wouldn't want you leading me into battle.
     
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    well in my experiences with the military, the best officers were enlisted before they were commisioned. Just an observation
     
  25. Ylen

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    i never talk to any recruiter, one time they did call me and i just told him not intersted and that was the end of it. Recruiters have one mission and one mission only get people to join, if they have to they will lie to get you to join especially with how they are missing the goals left and right on number of recruits
     

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