MIL What should I do?

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by tan koi, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. tan koi

    tan koi Guest

    I am separating from the army in about two months. I am a 22 year old SGT and I work in signal.

    I was planning on going to school to finish up my BSc (3 years left), but I received a job offer for signal work in the northeast that appears to have a 65-70k/yr salary. That's not bad a bad offer considering my only real experience is from 3 1/2 years in the army. It seems like a good prospect. I don't know if doing this would be foolish though - a degree will allow me to earn more in the long run.

    ETS/retired crew, help me make my decision, because I'm bscly torn :wtc:
     
  2. MassiveGas

    MassiveGas OT Supporter

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    you could probably take classes while working
     
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    honorpenguin New Member

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    go to AMU the army should pay for it since your and you get your GI bill
     
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    That's a greater starting salary than most bachelor degree holders start with in entry level positions.

    I would suggest taking the job and taking classes on the side, even if it takes you an extra 2 years to do so.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    After 9 years in the Army working a communications MOS I left the military in 01 for a job as a Network Engineer with WorldCom. In less than 3 years I was fed up with the lack of work ethics demonstrated by the majority of civilians I worked with, and I rejoined the military.
     
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    take the job and finish ur degree online. if ur working for a big company they probably will have their own tuition assistance program so u might not have to use ur own gi bill. if u find out u hate the civilian life and ur degree is finished u could always come back as an offcifer
     
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  8. tan koi

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    This is what I'm looking at. I'll probably finish my AA and transfer to a BSc program at a brick and mortar school. I can't beat cash, especially when it's my target salary after college.

    I just found out the company does work wherever the army is (Hawaii, Germany, Italy, Belgium, etc.) so there's going to be a lot of room for national/international travel.
     

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