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tryingtojoin
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posted 03 May 2021 22:40     Profile for tryingtojoin   Author's Homepage   Email tryingtojoin     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I've been jumping throhg hoops for the recruiters for a couple of months now. At first I didn't mind, after all if just anyone could join, what shape would the army be in?, but this is becoming a pain in the a#x. How long does this process usually take? I know it's probably different for everyone but should I expect to wait 4 months, 6 months? or what? Any insight into my problem would be appreciated. And one more question. Why does your credit rating matter, or more specifically, Why can't security clearances be issued to people whith dept?
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posted 04 May 2021 02:16     Profile for bossi   Author's Homepage   Email bossi     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
First of all, PLEASE tell me you're not trying to join as a clerk ... (chuckle)

It took them about six months to process me when I joined (but that was in the last century ... chuckle)

And, as far as the question about debt - it's easier to blackmail somebody who needs something desperately - the more they need it, the easier it is to blackmail them by "helping" them get what they want, in exchange for ... (i.e. help can take many forms - money, pharmaceuticals, affection ...)

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posted 04 May 2021 11:58     Profile for ender   Email ender     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
It usually takes forever to join. Keep jumping through those hoops.
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tryingtojoin
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posted 04 May 2021 12:27     Profile for tryingtojoin   Author's Homepage   Email tryingtojoin     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
fng, eh?, that made me chuckle, only cause its true though. I'm joining reg force, field engineer. My work ethic is too strong to be a clerk!
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posted 04 May 2021 16:43     Profile for garb811   Author's Homepage   Email garb811     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Having a debt does not rule out having a Security Clearance, otherwise how would a member of the military ever buy a house or a car? What is relevant though is the size of the debt and your ability to pay it off. This is not just a security issue but also an administrative one. At the end of the day it is irresponsible for you to be enrolled at a rate of pay that is going to make it impossible for you to make the debt payment, let alone live day to day.

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posted 04 May 2021 21:00     Profile for Disturbance   Email Disturbance     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Dont worry about the recruiting process....it may seem like forever but it will happen. THe fasted the Seaforths have had someone go thorugh is 41 days...took me 4 months and I didnt even have to write the aptitude test cause I did it a while back. YOu can always call and ask whats goin on with it or if there is anything they need. Recruiting centers get slams just like dinner rushes in a restaurant and at times one person may have over 150 recruits goin through...so just bare with it
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posted 05 May 2021 15:02     Profile for RCA   Author's Homepage   Email RCA     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
This just goes to prove the point that threis an obvious disconnect between CFRC (recruiting centre) and our need for fresh blood. For all you new guys out there, we want you, its just the breucracy justifying it existance. It is amazing how the CF wants to bring in 10,000 recuits and CFRC continues on as if people are banging down the door to get in. So all I can say is hang in there - if you're geeting the impression we don't need -wrong

And for the laugh of the day, We had CFRC tell all the unit COs in 38 CBG that they process apllications within 3-4 weeks. This was with a straight face.

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posted 05 May 2021 19:37     Profile for fortuncookie5084   Email fortuncookie5084     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
...When I left the navy and reapplied to the Army, CFRC lost my file for over a year. They then accused me of not having a file in the first place. I got angry (I had nothing to lose) and simply told them to find it. Then the recruiting people, Sgt. Untel and Pte. Bloggins, called CFRC on a daily basis until my file magically popped up. The moral of the story is: Don't give up. Call often, show up in person. Connect with the recruiting section at your unit---they definitely want you, and the persistence you show will be an asset in your future with that unit. The unit you are applying to won't let your fall through the cracks--they need recruits (especially ones who don't give up the ship when the going gets tough)!
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