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Keeping a civilian job
Last Post 15 Dec 2009 04:14 PM by Potato2. 2 Replies.
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12 Dec 2009 01:59 PM
    For those of you who are in the reserves already, do you find it easy to keep a different job at the same time? I'm looking into doing law enforcement and my recruiter is trying to get me into an ME opening at a station nearby, but throughout the year I have been applying to police departments. What I'm wondering is if it would be possible to have a police job AND do Coast Guard Reserves? Through your experience with the reserves, do you think it would interfere?

    I appreciate any input :)


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    14 Dec 2009 02:54 PM
    I am in the USCGR as well as a full time police officer.  Any employer (including LE agencies) are required by federal law to give members of the reserves time away from work.  My state also requires that I be given 15 days of PAID leave per year.  The federal law also states that you continue to build seniority, ect., as if you were still there.

    While that applies to someone already working, the same law prohibits employers from discriminating against a potential employee based on military status.  Does it happen? Probably.  Just make sure you are completely honest with your prospective employer about your military status.  While they cannot decide not to hire you based on the military, they can probably fire you for lying during the hiring process.

    Good Luck.

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    15 Dec 2009 04:14 PM
    Thank you! Very, very helpful.


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