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  •  this discourages me so much (5+ / 0-)

    my son had "only" 5 1/2 years in the Air Force and went in with no significant college-leve class work or degree. For reasons I don't want to go into he "only" qualified for construction and pavement work, did work very hard, got into combat situations in the first five months in Iraq, d got very good evaluation in all the work he did .  

    Til he figured out after leaving how to get his GI bill or health related VA benefits time passed. He found only part-time jobs in the field he worked on in the Air Force and only in Hawaii, never full-time, never long-term just project related.

    Since he has come back into the DC area, he gets rejected for any kind of construction job, because they demand he must speak spanish...

    He goes to school to get some sort of degree with little belief that it will bring him anywhere. So, when even people with much more education and experience in their military career can't find a job anymore, how should the majority of "uneducated" veterans compete against the mass of "uneducated" civilian workers ? How should they be convinced that the classes they take (which are for the most part useless so far) would help them to work in a decent job?

    FUBAR.

    •  Is he learning Spanish? (2+ / 0-)
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      mimi, Vetwife

      *There are two sides to every horseshit.* Kos

      by glorificus on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 06:43:55 AM PST

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      •  he speaks french and German pretty fluent (0+ / 0-)

        and is a bit "tired" to learn anolther language to qualify for being able to repair the potholes of Washington DC's  streets.

        I just wonder if the Germans would ask him to learn Turkish to do same kind of job in Germany....

        Nah, he learns something "better" right now .... :-)

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