Originally posted by seabag
Well I worked for a living….but luckily I don’t drink much coffee!
(edit to add) SIR!
edit on 15-9-2012 by seabag because: (no reason given)
Well, I was a SFC before I sold my soul. That and I had to go to the Q course twice - which is enough for four lifetimes of BS busy work.
Also, one could argue that as an SF Officer I worked for a living - no one on a team sits back when things are loaded, moved, positions dug etc...
However, that would be only as a Captain.
After making Major - I don't think I lifted anything other than my own weapon or ruck. Actually, I hardly ever needed a ruck after making field grade.
At least other than moving it from the vehicle to a building and back.
I did an exchange with the Brits as a Major - I was assigned a "bat-man". That's not the offical term its what he called himself. He lived behind
quarters in a small place. He answered my phone, ran my (offical) errands, drove me to and from work, and basically anything I wanted. I guess this
is the norm in the British Military for field grade officers - I felt really uncomfortable with it. He was basically what we would call my driver or
RTO. Its not like an aide for Generals etc.
However, with that curse of RHIP comes a mountain of political BS and paperwork - I would take a good hard day at the motor pool/cleaning
weapons/detail over that any day.
Sometimes, I think I made a mistake taking a commission - but that day is never payday you can rest assured of that. I make more in retirement pay
than I made while on active duty with BAQ as an E7.
And in SF it was always first name basis unless you were in trouble even then it was usually a first name chew out - followed by a hug.
edit on 15/9/2012 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)