MIL Thinking it's too late

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  1. Grape_Ape

    Grape_Ape OT Supporter

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    I wish I had done it straight out of HS, or did ROTC when offered in HS. Now I'm stuck in a boring ass office job, making pretty good money but in all reality I would rather make less and do more.

    But of course once you make money you increase your lifestyle, I don't think I would be able to afford my car with military enlist pay, a bonus may offset it enough so I could sell it off:dunno: I have some credit cards to pay off as well. I'm also 24, not sure I could take someone younger than me who has been in the forces longer yelling down my throat:noes: I would also need to lose around 20lbs which is no big deal.

    Man if I could do it again I would definately have joined up straight out of HS, the benefits plus paying for college alone would make it worthwhile for me right now:wtc:
     
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    I had debt when I went in, and was also a few years older (23) than the average person who probably went in right out of HS.

    Sure it can be frustrating at time because they may lack "real world experience" but it's all part of the game.

    I see that thread in OT got you thinking a little eh?
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    Everything is possible, it just depends what you are willing to put into it.
     
  3. Grape_Ape

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    Yeah I have been debating it awhile. The weight is a non issue, I would just have to work out and eat right again, maybe 6 months or so and I would be good to go.

    The car/credit cards would be the issue, with a decent sign on bonus I could sell the car of course but I don't want to take a sign on bonus into a dead end/job I don't like just to do that. The younger people yelling at me is something I would just adapt to, In all reality If I could get rid of the car I would sign up today.
     
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    TRN Well-Known Member

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    I sold my car right before I joined.
    Slowly paid off all credit card debt and just working on continued education and savings, while building a resume.

    I know the thoughts you are having though. I had them too.
     
  5. Grape_Ape

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    Yeah with the right sign on bonus the car would not be an issue. Then it would be just CCs but living on base, etc I would be able to handle that easily while wokring and pursuing my degree. :x:
     
  6. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    would dropping the interest rates on all of your debt down to 6% simple interest help?
     
  7. R KriLLz

    R KriLLz Uncomfortable in my own skin.

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    yup.. i'm 22 and joining the marines.
    been having similar thoughts.

    i'm glad i'm going in with the experience i had in civilian life though. I think it will help me excel there.
     
  8. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    its never too late bro
     
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    :werd: for the older enlisting crew....im 22 ...leave for air force basic in 9 days :eek3:
     
  10. kidhero

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

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    nope, sorry.
     
  11. kidhero

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

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    5.9% and 0 payment for 6 months :hsd:
     
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    I'm only 20 and all the other poolees call me grandpa :rofl:.
     
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    If deployed any leases or rent agreements can be broken without penalty.
     
  14. R KriLLz

    R KriLLz Uncomfortable in my own skin.

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    how do you figure?
    i just think i might go in there more mentally prepared than someone out of hs.
     
  15. SoCaLlove

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    I'm 24 and joining the marines. Better late than never. I maybe 5-6 years older than most of the pooles from my recruit office but I feel I'm more mature than when I was at 18. I feel like I'll be able to handle the stresses of boot better. I'm in waaaaay better shape than most of the pooles. My recruiter joined when he was 29.
     
  16. kidhero

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

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    that's not how it works. i went in at mid 20 having finished 3/4 of college and had a nice office job. it's boot camp. it's not designed to make the intellectuals win.
     

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