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Valid Points or Just an Angry Vet?

nittany03

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#16
LOL!

Well, Mr. Reed was referenced by the chap in the blog below. Is the consensus is that he too a frustrated vet who apparently did not get what he had hoped for from his time in uniform?

http://dave.purdone.com/2009/12/should-you-join-the-nuclear-navy-nupoc/
It's not that every point the guy makes is technically wrong, but there's definitely a vibe to that blog of "look at me! I just went all Smedley Butler and said military people aren't really defending the country! I'm so edgy and cool!"

 

BigRed389

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#17
LOL!

Well, Mr. Reed was referenced by the chap in the blog below. Is the consensus is that he too a frustrated vet who apparently did not get what he had hoped for from his time in uniform?

http://dave.purdone.com/2009/12/should-you-join-the-nuclear-navy-nupoc/
Both guys sound like tools.

Seriously, most people do join the military with unrealistic/incorrect expectations. I definitely did.

Some people "get it" and adjust, then move on, learning to enjoy the good parts, and minimize the bad parts as best you can.

Others get bitter and pissed off about the whole thing.

But you could say that about most of life in general.
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
#18
LOL!

Well, Mr. Reed was referenced by the chap in the blog below. Is the consensus is that he too a frustrated vet who apparently did not get what he had hoped for from his time in uniform?

http://dave.purdone.com/2009/12/should-you-join-the-nuclear-navy-nupoc/
This guy I am sure is looking for attention, and if not then he isn't the brightest guy around on the acceptance rate he has no clue and should STFU, about 80% that get to the FINAL interview make it in, so by his comparison at my current company the final interview is with the top pick, so if that is hired then our company has a 100% acceptance rate right? We will just forget about all the other people interviewed and applied that never made it far. I would say about 50% of those I interviewed for nuke I didn't move forward with due to grades, legal, medical, etc..... some did end up going aviation or SWO, then after my look they would go to NR and after that cut then they would get a phone screen so his 80% is just grandstanding for his blog.

I posted this part before but the nuke officers I know that left and went civilian got great positions, there are of course some who are lacking social skills that didn't do as good, but still have good jobs.

His part about being a supervisor really burns me, if he is saying he was just a supervisor then that is because he didn't want to be a leader and didn't want to motivate his men, or help them grow professionally, or help then develop a plan after the USN. I have had an E-3 that was a really good leader, that guy took interest in the 3 guys that worked for them and was better than many petty officers I had in my division.

He is correct that you are just an operator, but many of his claims make him look like an idiot to those that have brought people in, even if the recruiter lied back then nukes when on a nuke VIP trip where you go on a sub, talk to the officers, get a presentation of the career path, shown the simulators, etc....... so it isn't that he is incorrect it is that he didn't pay attention to anything he was told.

If this guy goes to buy a car like he does entering a job I want to be his car salesman, because he has to have "SUCKER" written across his forehead!
 
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