i think the discipline and work ethic from just being in the military helps in general. i haven't been in the work force for that long, but i first came in, i was in for a doozy. a realized how immature you are when you first enter the work force. starry-eyed with fresh ideas from college and how you're going to change the world... you never had to deal with so many crappy personalities when you were young. i was fortunate enough that my adjustment period wasn't quite as horrible because of my mentor (external person who i could complain and seek fresh perspective) AND i had a terrible trainer (taught me a lot). still young and learning but i think i'm making progress. if you didn't like certain people before you had a job, you either didn't have to deal with them too long or you would avoid them. you're conditioned to be very pain-averse from 1-22 the military is different. they give you all the crap no one else wants to do and expect you to do it. in essence, i feel like you learn to suck it up. i feel like in the military, if they teach you nothing else, it's the concept of "suck it up and deal with it."
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3/4/11 at 3:35am