What's Really Wrong with Murray County?
retired

Byron, GA

#62 Feb 20, 2013
TheSmartGuy wrote:
<quoted text>Spare the rod, spoil the child. Here to give a good dose of reality. A military training and a few tours of duty won't support you for long. How many people straight back from their tour of duty can't find jobs?
I joined the military and left her. Retired three years ago. Retired pay is $3000 a month and health insurance for my family is $40 a month. Don't need much of a job to support my family. Had a house when I left and rented it out when I left. It is paid for now. Good luck Murray Kid

Since: Aug 09

Greenville, SC

#63 Feb 20, 2013
retired wrote:
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I joined the military and left her. Retired three years ago. Retired pay is $3000 a month and health insurance for my family is $40 a month. Don't need much of a job to support my family. Had a house when I left and rented it out when I left. It is paid for now. Good luck Murray Kid
And you deserve every penny of it sir. However, for every one of you, I can find 5 more working at Lowe's, Home Depot, or various others working in dead end retail jobs in their 20s or 30s. Not because they want to, but because they don't have the skills necessary to get ahead outside of the military.

Also, how many years of service did you have? With that kind of pay you'd have to have at least 20 years, and be E-8. That's all a guess though, the military pension and retirement plans are a pain to navigate to say the least, and have way too many variables to guess accurately.

Since: Aug 09

Greenville, SC

#64 Feb 20, 2013
Actually, I'll edit that, you'd have to be about an O-3
retired

Byron, GA

#65 Feb 20, 2013
TheSmartGuy wrote:
Actually, I'll edit that, you'd have to be about an O-3
No SGM. With disability
wondering

Byron, GA

#66 Feb 20, 2013
TheSmartGuy wrote:
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And you deserve every penny of it sir. However, for every one of you, I can find 5 more working at Lowe's, Home Depot, or various others working in dead end retail jobs in their 20s or 30s. Not because they want to, but because they don't have the skills necessary to get ahead outside of the military.
Also, how many years of service did you have? With that kind of pay you'd have to have at least 20 years, and be E-8. That's all a guess though, the military pension and retirement plans are a pain to navigate to say the least, and have way too many variables to guess accurately.
Or you can go to florida and train to be a deep sea diver to work on oil riggs.
why is it

Byron, GA

#67 Feb 20, 2013
Bandaid wrote:
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I think the people that gets on here and say how bad Murray Co . is ,is the problem .They complain about everything and how they are going to leave Murray Co. as soon as they can .I think if all of you would go ahead and cross over the bridge into Whitfield Co .everyone would be happy .What a different world you would be in if only you crossed the bridge .Its funny how which side of a bridge you live on can make such a difference , and how it makes a person from Murray Co. such low lives untill you cross over into Whitfield Co. and you become someone special.But what would you complain about then because you would be a changed person no like the one"s in Murray CO.
My goodness you would have to be in a comma (brain dead) to think nothing is wrong with murray.
Murray Kid

Ringgold, GA

#68 Feb 20, 2013
TheSmartGuy wrote:
<quoted text>Spare the rod, spoil the child. Here to give a good dose of reality. A military training and a few tours of duty won't support you for long. How many people straight back from their tour of duty can't find jobs?
Maybe because of their field of work. Army MEDIC means I can work in a hospital or Er when I get out. You seem to not know anything. If you retire, you still get a paycheck.
Murray Kid

Ringgold, GA

#69 Feb 20, 2013
retired wrote:
<quoted text>I joined the military and left her. Retired three years ago. Retired pay is $3000 a month and health insurance for my family is $40 a month. Don't need much of a job to support my family. Had a house when I left and rented it out when I left. It is paid for now. Good luck Murray Kid
Thank you!

Since: Aug 09

Greenville, SC

#70 Feb 20, 2013
Murray Kid wrote:
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Maybe because of their field of work. Army MEDIC means I can work in a hospital or Er when I get out. You seem to not know anything. If you retire, you still get a paycheck.
You can only retire if you've been in there for 20 years. It's a different world in the army today, and believe me when I say, to stay in the army as career for 20 years, is INSANELY difficult.

As for the training in combat medicine, you get 2 months of basic 2 months of AIT?(can't remember the letters these days) you REALLY think you're just going to hop right out and get a job like that? An army medic is a glorified EMT. It looks great on your resume if you're up against someone else straight off the street, but you're still going to need a great deal (think years) of civilian training if you're going to get a PhD.

Honestly man, you should know this already. Recruiters are salesmen, and a lot of them have some great sales pitches. How many civilian medical professionals did you talk to that were in the army? You're talking about 2 wildly different fields here, and while some will transfer, you'll still need a lot more to be successful.
retired

Byron, GA

#71 Feb 20, 2013
TheSmartGuy wrote:
<quoted text>You can only retire if you've been in there for 20 years. It's a different world in the army today, and believe me when I say, to stay in the army as career for 20 years, is INSANELY difficult.

As for the training in combat medicine, you get 2 months of basic 2 months of AIT?(can't remember the letters these days) you REALLY think you're just going to hop right out and get a job like that? An army medic is a glorified EMT. It looks great on your resume if you're up against someone else straight off the street, but you're still going to need a great deal (think years) of civilian training if you're going to get a PhD.

Honestly man, you should know this already. Recruiters are salesmen, and a lot of them have some great sales pitches. How many civilian medical professionals did you talk to that were in the army? You're talking about 2 wildly different fields here, and while some will transfer, you'll still need a lot more to be successful.
You can start off as medic yes but you can also enter a program where you can go to school and be a registered nurse which upon graduation you will enter the officer ranks. You do have to commit to more years active to make it beneficial to the army to train you. But if the medical field is your interest you can accomplish a lot. Call any hospital and see if they would hie an army trained nurse. You might be surprised.
Umm

Dalton, GA

#72 Feb 20, 2013
I don't need a dose a reality not so smartguy. I have 3 nephews in the military, 2 of whom was starting down the wrong path before they enlisted. All 3 of them have re-enlisted since. One of them is working on their 4th tour in the Iraq/Afghanistan war, one of them is wanting to be deployed again and the other has just left his family for a year for a tour in another country. I have done seen what the military can do for the ones who want it. How many of them people straight back from duty actually want a job? How many of them took advantage of the college offered to them ? Answer me that not so smartguy. Just like anything else, it's what you make of it..good or bad. Btw I also have an uncle that retired from the service, Lt.Col., yeah he's enjoying his high paid retirement now and yes he deserves every bit of it. So see I don't need a dose of reality, the reality I have seen in my family. I only wish this young person the best, he's wanting a good life for himself. Quit knocking the kid down. It's sad to see grown(?) person so miserable in his life that he doesn't wish the best for others. I feel sorry for you. Maybe if you had joined the military you would be a better person today.
Umm

Dalton, GA

#73 Feb 20, 2013
Murray Kid wrote:
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Maybe because of their field of work. Army MEDIC means I can work in a hospital or Er when I get out. You seem to not know anything. If you retire, you still get a paycheck.
You're absolutely right..he don't know crap. Good luck Murray Kid in whatever profession you choose.
Umm

Dalton, GA

#74 Feb 20, 2013
TheSmartGuy wrote:
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You can only retire if you've been in there for 20 years. It's a different world in the army today, and believe me when I say, to stay in the army as career for 20 years, is INSANELY difficult.
As for the training in combat medicine, you get 2 months of basic 2 months of AIT?(can't remember the letters these days) you REALLY think you're just going to hop right out and get a job like that? An army medic is a glorified EMT. It looks great on your resume if you're up against someone else straight off the street, but you're still going to need a great deal (think years) of civilian training if you're going to get a PhD.
Honestly man, you should know this already. Recruiters are salesmen, and a lot of them have some great sales pitches. How many civilian medical professionals did you talk to that were in the army? You're talking about 2 wildly different fields here, and while some will transfer, you'll still need a lot more to be successful.
How do you know it's INSANELY difficult? Have you ever served? As usual not so smartguy you're running that jaw about something you no nothing about.

Since: Aug 09

Simpsonville, SC

#75 Feb 20, 2013
Umm wrote:
<quoted text>How do you know it's INSANELY difficult? Have you ever served? As usual not so smartguy you're running that jaw about something you no nothing about.
I can't comment on this without exposing details I have no desire to expose. So, congrats. You win that argument by default.

Since: Aug 09

Simpsonville, SC

#76 Feb 20, 2013
retired wrote:
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You can start off as medic yes but you can also enter a program where you can go to school and be a registered nurse which upon graduation you will enter the officer ranks. You do have to commit to more years active to make it beneficial to the army to train you. But if the medical field is your interest you can accomplish a lot. Call any hospital and see if they would hie an army trained nurse. You might be surprised.
You and I are in agreement.

Since: Aug 09

Simpsonville, SC

#77 Feb 20, 2013
Umm wrote:
Just like anything else, it's what you make of it..good or bad.
The only part of your post worth responding to since the rest is just blah blah blah, and my response is this:

Exactly the point I'm trying to make, and if you'd look past your bias to read my meaning. You would understand that.
about time

Byron, GA

#78 Feb 20, 2013
TheSmartGuy wrote:
<quoted text>The only part of your post worth responding to since the rest is just blah blah blah, and my response is this:

Exactly the point I'm trying to make, and if you'd look past your bias to read my meaning. You would understand that.
Sounds like you lost for words. How about going to subject you can comment on with doo
Greg

Fitzgerald, GA

#79 Feb 20, 2013
Umm wrote:
I don't need a dose a reality not so smartguy. I have 3 nephews in the military, 2 of whom was starting down the wrong path before they enlisted. All 3 of them have re-enlisted since. One of them is working on their 4th tour in the Iraq/Afghanistan war, one of them is wanting to be deployed again and the other has just left his family for a year for a tour in another country. I have done seen what the military can do for the ones who want it. How many of them people straight back from duty actually want a job? How many of them took advantage of the college offered to them ? Answer me that not so smartguy. Just like anything else, it's what you make of it..good or bad. Btw I also have an uncle that retired from the service, Lt.Col., yeah he's enjoying his high paid retirement now and yes he deserves every bit of it. So see I don't need a dose of reality, the reality I have seen in my family. I only wish this young person the best, he's wanting a good life for himself. Quit knocking the kid down. It's sad to see grown(?) person so miserable in his life that he doesn't wish the best for others. I feel sorry for you. Maybe if you had joined the military you would be a better person today.
This is a girl you are talking about . Murray Kid is a girl . Does this change things .I hope not .

Since: Aug 09

Byron, GA

#80 Feb 20, 2013
about time wrote:
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Sounds like you lost for words. How about going to subject you can comment on with doo
Sorry, I don't feed the trolls. Look for a meal elsewhere.
retired

Byron, GA

#81 Feb 20, 2013
Greg wrote:
<quoted text>This is a girl you are talking about . Murray Kid is a girl . Does this change things .I hope not .
The military is changing. In the past females could not serve in combat positions. Now that is not true a female can serve in combat jobs. Other jobs such as medical, aviation, transportation even helicopter pilots can be female. Same pay as their male counterparts. If single they live in barracks free with free meals. Free medical while on active duty. They also have access to college on their free time under what I they call Montgomery GI bill. And no I am not a recruiter just a retired army man that enjoyed most of his time in service.

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