So after spending the last four hours reading through (and following up on, when reasonable) all the new job listings for this week, I’m thinking my best bet would be to join the Navy. That would get me out of my lease (really, any military transfer would), it would teach me a new skillset, and theoretically I would be earning money, too. The Navy seems to be the only organisation posting dozens of jobs that I qualify for that each would address my current cost-of-living difficulties. Most of the listings I see that are for jobs I know I could do have included in their minimum requirements “BA or BS or 5+ years industry experience” none of which I have in really any industry. The navy has some positions that they’d like candidates with degrees in hand for, but those are the ones they give big signing bonuses to. I don’t need a big signing bonus, I just need a job.
I don’t particularly want to join the military, though. I like it here. Oh yeah, and I’m predicting a war within the next few years. I don’t know how I feel about getting involved in a war. How do you feel about me being trained to use a variety of weapons and to kill people? I bet I could even sign up to learn to be a nuclear technician, and then I might get to work with nuclear materials. How does that make you feel? Me, getting my hands on fissionable materials, and being trained on how to use them. (insert evil cackle here)
How long are military contracts for? I was going to have to work that long to get out of my debt and leave the country anyway. I suppose I should go shop around the different branches though, and see who is offering the sweetest honey pot. Bonuses would be learning skills I want to have, earning plenty of money, and/or getting out of the military the fastest, I think. What do you think?
Except that I just made a new friend and it would be a shame to all of a sudden disappear into the military, I can’t think of why not anymore. Something about the desperation of unemployment finally eating away at my soul. Or is that just mildew?