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  •  Most civilian employers (2+ / 0-)
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    ridemybike, vulcangrrl

    are all to aware of the horrible job that the military does at everything it does. That is why they have no respect for military experience. It takes the military twice as much money to do anything and there is zero accountability. As long as they fail at every task they undertake, IRAQ, Afghanistan ant $600 toilets no one running a business is going to want to employ them. Most companies have to get something done and don't have unlimited funds from an ignorant public.

    •  Whoa. It seems you're conflating "Military" as in (2+ / 0-)
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      glorificus, Smoh

      administration, Pentagon; and "military", as in "troops and individuals who in a variety of better- or- worse- equipped situations have to make sure everything functions according to plan."  

      And obviously the latter group don't "fail at every task they undertake" or "do a horrible job"--- they often do amazing things under shitty under-equipped conditions, things that involve real-life skills, cooperation, decision-making, creativity, leadership.  Things applicable to civilian jobs once one gets out of the military.

      That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

      by concernedamerican on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 08:37:46 PM PST

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      •  No I am stating a fact. (0+ / 0-)

        The military is failing at every task set for it and costing exorbitant amounts of money while it does it. That means the people that do the work come from a culture of failure. Every aspect of the current wars are horrible failures from the generals to the privates and every stage in between. Having spent many years in the military I speak from experience. While there are many good people in the military as a group they do a lousy job and working for a shitty company is not a good way to get experience that translates into employment. Or was it the plan to turn Iraq and Afghanistan into open slaughter houses for ethnic cleansing while murdering and torturing innocent people. The scum in the Prison pictures or throwing dogs off of bridges were enlisted men not generals. There is nothing honorable about being a Mercenary.

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