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Last Post 13 May 2011 12:50 PM by dubblk512. 4 Replies.
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09 May 2011 02:08 PM
    Hi all,

    So, I've finally gotten word back from a recruiter at the local office regarding age limits, qualifications etc. for DEPOT.  She had this to say about my options for joining

    "As for the reserves the only jobs we have available at this time in the area is Machinery Technician.  If you are interested in the reserve program..."

    Does that mean that if I don't want to be an MK that I'm out of luck as far as DEPOT is concerned?  I have a bachelors in Public Relations and have worked in public relations (and now public affairs for the USN) for at least 5 years.  I'm certainly not married to PR and there are other things I would like to explore.  However MK is not on my short list.

    Any insight would be helpful.

    Thanks!
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    09 May 2011 05:47 PM
    For the reserves, we can only hire to jobs that are available. It sounds like in you r area the only job is an MK position. Long story short, it is a take it or leave it situation. If you do not want the MK position, you need to wait for another position to open.
    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted Coastie, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
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    13 May 2011 11:39 AM
    Thanks Chukles. I pretty well understand the area availability part. I think my main question was do I have to wait to apply/enlist in the Reserves if MK is not one of my choices or can I go in and wait until another rate is available.

    Thanks again!
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    13 May 2011 12:18 PM
    You have to pick a rate prior to enlisting.
    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted Coastie, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
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    13 May 2011 12:50 PM
    Roger that. Thanks again!
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