I just passed the PT test with my recruiter yesterday and he's working on a date for me, so I figured I'd start hammering out questions that he hasn't really been helpful with. Don't get me wrong, he's a great guy, but I told him I have to get some razors and get used to straight blades again because I've been using an electric for about 10 or 15 years: he seemed confused as to why I wouldn't be able to use my electric razor at boot camp -_- Been eying this forum for a while, but I've just been trying to focus on my PT that I didn't want to distract myself with anything else. Now, I need to focus on the damn Helmsman as much as I can. I'm gonna stand out at boot camp enough as it is, don't need to give 'em more of a reason to lay it on.
I'm 31 years old and have a bachelor's degree in Music. Might as well be Art History with the help it's gotten me over the years, but it'll help me get the bump to E-3, so I'm ok with that. I was looking at IT for a bit, but A schools are packed and ET has a 10G bonus. I currently work in IT at a HelpDesk and I think I'll be ok passing on the IT gig. I'd rather be soldering things and ripping them apart than restarting Windows anyway... "Hello: IT - Have you tried turning it off and on again?"
Originally from NY, but moved to FL with my wife a few years ago and I drive 2.5 hours to Tampa for any USCG related items even though the Orlando office is about 40 minutes away. When I called the Orlando office they told me I was "too old". I hate apathy worse than ignorance, so I try to tell myself he just didn't know...
Anyway, looking forward to learning some things and meeting some peeps.