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  1. Wife of a weather guy, mom to a toddler tornado!
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    Your SO's job...

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    Mine is an AO. He says it the best rate in the Navy. IMO I think any rate has time where they suck.
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    Well let's see my dh's rate is AO but he has only done that job for 1 month. He then went TAD to Security, when they are in port here in NOB but when they go underway he goes TAD to the Brig to work. He loves working in the Brig, he just got section leader job and he loves that.

    security, has only 2 weeks of leave where the rest of the ship has 3 weeks. he has to work on holidays when everyone else doesnt. I rather he work in the Brig or go back to weapons.
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    Mine is a helicopter pilot. He loves it. I think he was made for the job.
  5. He's my popeye, but I'mnoOliveOyl!
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    DH is an Engineman, has been his entire Naval career.. there are times that he doesn't like it, (say when he's stuck on the ship till 1 am trying to get crap working), but most of the time he can be found deep in an engine trying to get it running. Now that's he's made rate, he's more in charge of paperwork (which he doesn't like) than actual engine work.

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  6. Wife of a weather guy, mom to a toddler tornado!
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    guess I should answer my own question!

    I don't like that it's hard to get some where in his rating. DH has been a 3rd class for several years & its hard to advance with very low quota.
    -I don't like that there's not many options for places to transfer to.
    -He rotates between nights & days every 2 weeks.

    I DO like that he's home every day, he's never deployed and he gets 15 days off a month! I also like that he has 2 Friday-Sunday weekends off a month & has a 96 hour lib for one of them
    Last edited by AG2Wife; 03-11-2007 at 11:48 AM. Reason: adding more things





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    DH is an ET but he's cross-rating to corpsman. He's bored w/ his job.
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    Pat's MOS (Marine version of rating for all the Navy peeps on here lol) is 0511-Military Police.

    ~I like that he has 3 day weekends every other week,
    ~its the job he wanted to do (kind of, he wanted to go K9 but he didnt score high enough)
    ~he loves his job bc he feels like he makes a difference on a daily basis && i couldnt be prouder of what he does
    BUT
    ~he works 12 hr shifts (not including up to an hour of paperwork before & after each shift ),
    ~can be called in at any time of day on his days off (so long as its not w/in 8hrs or his next shift bc of restrictions on drawing weapons),
    ~switches from nite to day shift & back every 3 months,
    ~they don't get 72/96 hr leave for holidays like any other normal unit, they have to work through them unless they actually use their leave time so the only holidays they have off all year is 10 days in Nov/Dec/or Jan && no one is even guaranteed which week they get off (Pat had to work through Thanksgiving & XMas, but he got off Dec28-Jan6 this year)
    ~his schedule takes talent to actually understand what days he has to work (alternating weeks: Week A: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun; Week B: Wed, Thur)
    ~then you have all of the people on base who HATE MPs and would actually go so far as destroying their POV (personal owned vehicles) if they see any kind of MP stickers on it, :mad
    ~some of the calls can get really bad especially the domestic ones
    ~On top of that, promos are really slow moving in his MOS (hes still an E3-LCpl) just bc their promo scale is harder to acheive than many other jobs & even if you do achieve it you get put on a wait list until a spot opens months down the road bc their contracts are longer bc they have one of the longest schools in the MC ~they deploy the units fairly frequently as well as individuals from "non-deployable" units.

    At least I have the peace of mind for the moment that they cant deploy him for the next 8 months bc he broke his hand (thats so bad, I know)
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  9. I'm from the south and sometimes I have a big mouth
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    He likes his job. He's a builder. Bob the builder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossey2000 View Post
    He likes his job. He's a builder. Bob the builder.
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