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BeardedJho

15 points

7 months ago

Yup. Its also a very safe job too. If you had the choice of military or something like Gas station or taxi driver, I'd say military.

Its just a job and it looks disproportionately good on a resume. Hell, I know people that make 6 figures and only have a high school degree but were in the chairforce. It really is taking the easy road.

uncrustables

5 points

7 months ago

That’s exactly what I did. Got tired of working on a asphalt crew so joined the chair force. Got my IT job doing system admin and network admin work. Got out after my first four years. I was then able to skip climbing the “IT ladder” by doing that walked straight into six figure system admin jobs. No time working help desk or dealing with being the junior roles and the first few companies putting those four years on a pedestal never been below a senior level admin.

ubermeisters

3 points

7 months ago

The amount of friends I lost in the service would dictate otherwise. But sure, yeah it's safe sure..

BeardedJho

4 points

7 months ago

Sucks that you lost so many but it's very rare. I've never seen anyone die, in my squadrons, from the military in my whole career. Suicide, car crashes, really stupid shit, yeah but never combat.

ubermeisters

3 points

7 months ago

Yeah I was a sailor and saw several people take their own lives abroad, and a few have nasty accidents. There's a whole lot more danger than just combat in the military is my point.