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PTE Fader
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posted 06 September 2021 19:16      Profile for PTE Fader   Email PTE Fader   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Being a reservist; is it a job, or a hobby? True, alot of people in my squadron do it as both, especially some of the former reg force guys, but is this really a job? Is it more, or is it less?


Hopefully a future Sig Op...
The Plan:
-Reservist throughout University until I get my Engineering degree;
-Take QL3's, QL5's and perhaps even JLC's in the mean time and at least get up to Corporal
-Upon Completion of University, try to go on a Peace Keeping tour ASAP
-Come home, see what's next...


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meathead
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posted 06 September 2021 22:29      Profile for meathead     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well it is definately a job, and at the same time it is more than a job. It is what you make it. I take my position in the reserves VERY seriously and it takes precedence over any other job i may have at the time and in a way it shapes my lifestyle. There are many who are only using it to pad their resumes or for the once in a blue moon that they feel like going on an exercise or parading, but those types do not favour well in my books. It is a job, and it is a job that you should be proud of, as i am.
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ender
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posted 07 September 2021 11:26      Profile for ender   Email ender   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
meathead,
I completly agree.
I also take my job in the reserves very seriously, but it's more than a job. It's not worth it just for money. I could make the same money working at McDonalds for a lot less work. It's worth it for other things: pride, challenge, my friends in the unit. The army is the only thing that really pushes me to my limits and beyond.

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