Firstly, is military a word of general use, as in to covers all branches like army, navy, etc... or is it just for army? I'm open for education on this.... :)
I recently found out that one of my cousins (2 years younger, married w/ 2 kids) might join the Air Force...soo.....you know me, I had to look up some info on it. What was the great perks or whatever that made my cousin decide this was best for his growing family?
....so I looked up some info, found some neat things...and then I started to consider....
If I have a hard time getting a nursing job (heard some horror stories about graduates unable to get jobs b/c everyone wants experienced people) then I "might" consider joining the Air Force. I had once considered this when i was almost done with high school b/c 1. they would help me get a career or money for college 2. My grandpa was in the military, my dad was in the Guard, shouldn't i continue the family service? But i didn't, i mean come on...I'm slightly a wimp and well...most movies make basic training look as fun as drilling and pulling teeth....But I figure, if i have the nursing degree/license then maybe they'd want me (plus i'd start off as an officer).
I went to this one site and found out some stuff, like:
-the Air Force is tied for tough to get into with the Coast Guard
-they deploy less than other branches
-they also have more applicants than open slots
I know the chances of me, Lee, actually joining are slim-none but in the off chance that I have problems landing a job, I'm at least keeping an open mind about it. It wouldn't pay me more but it would get me a good start, a job! Plus would help me take care of my family and maybe give them an opportunity that they wouldn't otherwise have.....However....I'd probably have to be super desperate since Working as a nurse and Starting a family fall hand in hand to me....enlisting and starting a family do not!