Which of course can be nice because you don't often have to interact with the chain of command and you get to do PT on your own. REAL LIFE STORIES. But each job presents its own challenges. So, in the spirit of the holiday, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 recruiter horror stories from across the web. Apparently her roommate called and complained because she was in the room practically having an orgy. He looks at me like this and then, calmly says ‘Private, I know we talk a lot of shit about recruiters, but you – you got fucked.’ He then proceeded to tell me how the Army really works, and explains to me that the 11X I was so proud of means I will complete basic, go to airborne school, then show up at the 75th to be whatever kind of Infantryman the Rangers need me to be. However if the applicant gets nervous in the medical screening and tells it the very next question is, "did you tell your recruiter" . He said the guy said "Oh, you like planes? All of our tickets are a low flat rate of $5 before noon, so there are no extra discounts for things like seniors, military, etc., until the prices go up later in the day. Elementus regamus peraleum!!! I have seen people get in with metal rods permanently in their legs. Involving your family in decisions about your future is … Wait... forgive me, I'm not American. I do hate my recruiter for letting me sign a 5 year instead of a 3 though. He found another job (the same stuff he wanted to do in the marines) and lived happily ever after. I hope I done a good job answering everyone's question as good as possible, even the hecklers. Anyway, screwed my knee up, had surgery and got out of the office for two months. Following yesterday's announcement that Capita had failed to bring in fewer than one in 10 of the recruits that the Army needed, we've reached out to find out why you think people aren't signing up.. I ended up looking at the same job for both but went Navy because I could ship out faster and got the same … Told by the Sailors themselves, each episode proves that life in the Navy … New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. • (1) If your post could be answered by your NCO, Google or a 5 minute call with an Army Recruiter, then please do so. Which of course led to a lot of recruiters cutting back on production as there wasn't the added incentive to get people in. As for how I intereracted with recruits I can proudly say I always made it a point to be bluntly honest about their prospects and potential futures. Recruiters do not get a … I can see how they might lie about some small shit, but if you don't go into that recruiting office with your research done in this day, it's your fault if you get screwed big time. Also told them if it ain't in writing it ain't happening. But I will say this, in Recruiting the easiest job in that field is recruiter. For any contract over that 2 you wrote for the month you got a $150 bonus. It will give simple vague responses such as: referred to medical consult, denied / medical - meaning they had a medical disqualifier, denied / moral - meaning they had a law violation show up. Knowingly giving false information or withholding required information on any recruiting form is a criminal offense (When the information would have made an individual ineligible to enlist, or would have required a waiver to enlist). This is made all the more awkward because her dad was a church pastor and her mom worked at one of the schools I dealt with. After assuring them nothing is wrong but I need their daughter to tell them something I finally get them calmed down. Lying to Get Into the Military is a Felony . But I am thankful for it in the end because I used to be really shy, and recruiting definitely broke me out of that shell. My company for example was in Charlotte, NC, but my station was almost 40 minutes away. I scored remarkably high on my ASVAB (which I only took to get out of class for 3 hours), so I could pick pretty much any job I wanted. Additionally you should know if you plan to make a career of the Army you will likely at some point come down on assignment for one of those positions provided you don't have negative marks in your permanent file, so you should consider volunteering anyway. I've share this before. I see his mistake – he doesn’t know that I’m an 11X, not one of these other dumbasses destined to be a grunt. MEPS Guy: Wait, lets get your recruiter on the phone. Meaning, get their documents and get them on the bus to MEPs station. Recruiters put more hours on-the-job than just about any person in the military. My other all time favorite horror story of recruiting. If your not you might want to get on that program before too long to avoid the possibility of being separated. My recruiter for the army says when you log into "the system" you can see reasons why people left MEPS, were there any funny ones you remember? Our recruiters are available to talk on the phone right now and can help you with any questions you may have. After that I was almost scared to put female applicants in the hotel for the night. He calls me in, sits me down, and leafs through my shit. So you sign up, and before you know anything you sign a contract that details pretty specifically what your job is going to be, and then your stuck with it with no way out? They will not send me to airborne school and transfer me to an airborne unit. But as soon as you, the recruit, come home and tell everyone that Army SOB lied I would be toast as it was a small town. Army officer here: my experience with army recruiters was one of if you build it they will come typre situations. What if you want to be doing something else? I walked into my recruiter's office and told him exactly what I wanted to do in the Army. Have you told your recruits the same thing or do you think it's wrong? So if your dead set on infantry then pick it. Treat the recruiter with the same courtesy that you would give if you were at a meeting with the hiring director for a civilian job. The Army is shuttering its recruiting centers across the country, moving to online efforts only. Did the Dr at Meps tell you no? Your mileage may vary. The daughter is tap dancing around and won't tell them what is going on so I finally just come out and say, " I am sorry there is no easy way to say this, but your daughter was getting her freak on in the hotel and has to leave, I need one of you to ride with me" It was the longest and most awkward car ride I have ever been in. When I went to a recruiter about ten years ago, I, along with other recruits, were told to deny any medical problems we have or have had in the past when we went to MEPS. Former Army Recruiter here. Military Transition. Going to see a recruiter for the first time can be intimidating. Though most job seekers may think working with recruiters can be scary, a great deal of recruiters know that “spooky” feeling can be mutual. Recently, a new class of innovative transition programs has arisen that endeavors to combine the best of both JMO recruiting and MBA programs. What is the least known "job" in the Army? Such is the story of my brother in law who is enlisted Marine Corps even though he has a college degree ( which would normally qualify you to be an officer). There are two stories I can tell you, one a guy forgot to pack some stuff, the other a female acting up at the hotel the night she shipped. Same experience. Next thing i know i was contracted in as a cadet and todayi am serving in the reserve after a little active time. The next step is the meeting, or the interview, with the military recruiter. Recruiting SUCKS!!! That is a question nobody can tell you with a guarantee, but in those cases I would tell someone from my experience, and make it clear that it was just my experience and that things may be different. There were a few times during my recruiting experience that a job would pop up for someone and I would be like, WTF is that. It doesn't go into great detail explanations for why someone left, or didn't process. 7 min read. One day I was walking through Wal-Mart in a small town in rural Alabama trying to figure out how to get out of that state at 18 years old. That made it a 5 year instead of 3 year. Of course, I have to ask what is it about that job that you want? Fast forward 3½ months, and I’m cruising along through basic, solid in my knowledge that as a medic, I will probably never need half of this shit, so I’m happy to just play the game. Depending on your age if your younger you might want to take a parent with you to explain you no longer want to be in as they are less likely to bs you with a parent being involved. If so they would obviously have to locate you near a base so she could work also. It has also reduced the number of recruits in training centers by … Most towns have at least one recruiter from each branch of the military be it the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines (and let's not forget the United States Coast Guard.) I had a young lady who goes to the hotel the night before she is supposed to ship off as is customary. I ended up looking at the same job for both but went Navy because I could ship out faster and got the same job (avionics) for a 4 instead of 5 year enlistment. My recruiter convinced me to go 18x instead of 11x like I wanted. I don't care how "cool" the job is, when you first come in your at the bottom of the totem pole just like any other job, so yes, you will wind up doing all the menial task until you have proven yourself and worked your way up the food chain. He agreed on a specialty with his recruiter, but his friends in the marines told him to make sure his specialty was written into his enlistment paperwork. It doesn't have to be though! Faces of the Fleet is a documentary series that shares stories of family, responsibility, duty and second chances. And then they get put in menial positions with no way out. **Veteran crisis hotline 800-273-8255 **Homeless veteran hotline 877-424-3837 **VA general info 800 … As long as you have healed from your injury and can walk, run, jump and move as normal and you have completed all advised medical procedures and therapy then I don't see why you couldn't join. Hear about their initial reactions, their participation in the enlistment process, and the pride they feel today. I always showed people in black and white what to expect, in some cases people ask about stuff that isn't set in stone, like "will I deploy". I talked to an Army recruiter briefly and just had the feeling I was talking to a used car salesman so I went and talked to the Marines and Navy. However, just because you pick an infantry MOS doesn't mean you will only go to basic with other people of that MOS, basic training is not MOS specific, and is usually a mix. Also, depending on her rank you can also do joint recruiting. Knocked on the door a week later and asked them what they wanted to do. Then sent them home for a week to talk to family and others. Now, I know from looking at the posters on the wall that 11 series is infantry, but it only lists 11B, 11C, 11H, and 11M, so I figure the 11X is for the guys like me that are just going through infantry basic, and then off to another job. Contact a recruiter Have questions you'd like answered? Same. I didn't get that choice since I was volun-told. He was instrumental in getting me to trust my gut about the Army recruiter though. We had a husband wife team at our company, they were in different recruiting stations but in the same company. Said thank you for your time no matter what their decision. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Thank you for sharing ahah. He asks about my hobbies – mountain biking, snowboarding, rock climbing, typical adrenaline filled activities…He types some stuff in his computer and comes back with ‘How about a combat medic with the 75th Ranger Regiment? Customer: “Three tickets to [Movie]. I hear a lot about people joining up and getting told by their recruiter they will be put in a certain position because of their scores on ASFAB and the other tests. Well about 2;30 in the morning my phone is blowing up and its hotel security. Told them some other tricks but I am get long winded here. So everyone, and I mean everyone, goes through Infantry basic training to get that bare level of skill. You take the ASVAB test and based on your break down scores known as line scores it will determine what job you qualify for. After that he told the recruiter to stop calling him. However my grandfather was a naval officer and he always told me that if i was to join the military to be an officer, better pay, easier transition to civilian life. The transfer to another branch is especially easy, and a recruiter would be more than happy to do that, especially with a good asvab score and passing medical already. Best thing I could do. ‘Drill Sergeant, where do you want the medics to go?’ I ask. I’m supposed to be a medic, I’m just doing Infantry Basic.’ Through his clenched teeth and skyrocketing blood pressure, he tells me ‘Private, bring me your. He showed up to enlist with his bag packed and everything and the orders specified no specialty, so he refused to sign. Organize office functions that get the spouses and kids together. Me: They are not airborne. If you actually signed a contract with the navy then it will take a little longer because they have to discharge you from their delayed entry pool which can sometimes take a month, in part due to a recruiter will drag their feet on that process in the hopes of getting you to change your mind. My cousin tried to enlist in the marines in his 20's. Decided that if I was going to get fired, something that was threatened at least weekly, and sent back to the "Army", not that briar patch!!! Apparently her roommate called and complained because she was in the room practically having an orgy. Drill Sgt: You are going to 2nd ID, Korea. I have the perfect job for you!" You’ll be part of the Special Operations community, so you’ll avoid most of the big army bullshit, and you’ll be part of the Rangers, so you’ll do high-speed stuff like jump out of airplanes, and fly around in helicopters.’ OK, I think, this isn’t such a bad deal. Being successful in one of those positions is an automatic +6 for the challenge assignment block of your promotion potential. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I was then contacted by a CPT currently at the rotc department before my junior year. Also, if I were to re-enlist for recruiting, what's the likelihood I could still be stationed near my wife (who's also in the Army)? It was nice in theory, but it took me about 4 months to learn the ropes good enough and quit being shy enough to talk to people. EDIT 2: After finally getting to sleep around 4:30am my time and getting back up at 7 then practically being on here most of the day I have to admit I am running on fumes. Of course medics might end up in the thick of it, so why wouldn’t they want to know how to fight? Google is a precious resource that I'm surprised so many people seem to not know exists. Gotta go to your unit and apply, if they need airborne troops. I was 21, had just completed a Surgical Technology program (2 year AS degree) a month prior but hadn't found a job. What do you think of all the gamers who think they know everything about the military? Recruiters are busy animals. Recruiting is all about people, and people are hilarious. One of the categories you are judged on for the E7 board is what they consider challenge assignments (I forget the exact term) such as Recruiter, Drill Sgt, and Instructor. However, military recruiting is a numbers game: Recruiters' careers are made and broken based on whether or not they can meet their monthly quotas (called "goals" in the recruiting world). So if you want it go for it, don't' rely on anyone's opinion but those who matter, and the ones who matter are the ones who really say yes or no. Female Speaker 1: The recruiting process is, the applicant will come into the office and meet with their recruiter, talk typically about what it is you want to do, what are your intentions in joining the Guard, and then, after that, you would set an interview to ASVAB.. My dad wanted to join the Air Force in 1960 and had a long wait to get in so he talked to an Army recruiter. Put it like this, it's easy to tell someone to deny some minor issue they had forever ago and 9 out of ten times you get away with it. They inform me that I will have to come pick her up and that they will notify the MEPS. We stress to make sure you have underwear and go over the entire clothing policy while at the Meps. Which in the south is easy enough to do. The local strip mall had a slew of recruiting offices, all right next to each other. They stop his processing and basically tell me he has to either get some underwear in the next 45 minutes or won't process. Most difficult is all about perception, phsycially demanding I would have to say the special forces/ranger groups of jobs. Scott Wardell. I told my recruiter this and he monitored my progress after i left for college. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The people at the MEPS got a good laugh out of it and after that I left the rainboots in my car for future events like that. Respect is earned, not gained which some officers refuse to observe. No memes, low effort posts, reposts or crossposts from /r/all. Three times. It all begins at the military recruiting center. I guess some things never change. Like medical – everyone always needs medical folks. Some gamers are realistic about what they know and some practically think they are ready to lead a real life fire mission into a village. Here is how job placement works for the Army. Thanks for all the questions and I will catch up in the morning when I wake up and answer anyone's question I haven't answered already. Army SGT here - do you feel that recruiting is helpful to your career progression or a hindrance? I tore my achilles about 8 months ago, and some people seem to think that I would never be allowed in to the military. If your mind is set on infantry so be it, go for it. On the subreddit /r/army, reddit user xixoxixa answered a question from nachoknuckles, “Do recruiters really lie as much as they say they do? Yes. Had a Station Commander that wanted me to "slam" everybody I talked to. In the age of the internet I don't know how people get screwed big time. I agree, but not before carefully asking how this will play out – I don’t want to end up as just a grunt. I wanted airborne. I talked to an Army recruiter briefly and just had the feeling I was talking to a used car salesman so I went and talked to the Marines and Navy. Hated it, I am the guy that won't go to a car lot because they don't have prices on the cars. Well I get the lovely 6am phone call from MEPS, which all recruiters hate. Hindsight??? While it is not specifically geared toward the military, oftentimes questions regarding the military will receive several answers. I was basically miserable for my first 9 months on recruiting. And on the bright side you won't have to worry about a recruiter blowing your phone up after you show the slightest amount of interest. Medical changes all the time and can be different depending on the doctor who reviews your record, and your personal ability. Anything you wanna know.questions or concerns.theyll more than likely ask you a few basic questions to see if youre qualified(did you graduate high school,law problems,kids,drug use..etc).when i went to the navy recruiter i walked right in and they were willing to help with no problem.when i changed my mind and went to the army i called in the morning and went in to meet the recruiter … My friends and I like to get on COD or Battlefield and start talking the real military lingo and messing with people on that. I go in, a recruiter’s wet dream. And when I got back home I bashed that motherfucker's face in with a shovel and stuffed my crappy contract up his ass-cuz that's where shit belongs. It just rotated around. I figured if I lie to get someone in not only will they not like the Army, but they will spread the word to not trust me, making my job that much harder. Oh, in case you're unaware, join us at r/army :D. Recruiting is definitely helpful for career progression. 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