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Re: OT: sponge burning!

On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 10:59:50AM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> I think it has more to do with skilled versus unskilled labor at the bottom
> rungs of the ladder in general.
> Unskilled:  Army Infantry.  Frontline trench-fighting groundpounding cannon
> fodder.
> Skilled:  Aircraft mechanic.  Hangar dwelling, wrech weilding brainiac.
Except that they all come in unskilled.  All the commercials for the
Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines talk about joining up and they will
teach you the high tech skills you need to succeed in today's job
market.  The national guard and reserves are especially agressive in
this respect.  I hear their ads on the radio and see them on television
all the time.

Granted, aircraft mechinic is a slightly more marketable skill than
infantryman.  The point is, that pretty much every job in the military
you can join up to do is entry-level.

> The other thing is morale.  You find a lot more lifetime Air Force guys than
> Army out there, I think this has a lot to do with the fact you're sending
> your boss off into battle instead of the other way around.  Longer career
> == greater experience.
That's a good point.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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