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Rangerin or Big money?

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If you were 21 and were offered a job paying $75 an hour, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week in nowhere Wyoming; Would you trade all your Rangerin days for it(and all the friends you made while you were in)? The only catch is the job could last a week or it could last 5 years. The oilfield could fall out at anytime.

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I gave up a probable professional baseball career to fling my body outta planes.


It destroyed my body, but I wouldn't change a fucken thing.
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Post by Nomad »

Not for the world. Ask anyone who has done something worthwhile in the military and you'll get the same response.

The job sounds great, but money cannot buy you life experience in the SOF community, which you may or may not find out on your own.

Go with your original plan first and then worry about making money.

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20 fucking years in the Army now. I am still an E7... I turned E8 down twice to get a seat in Arabic at DLI. My body is fucking broken, I have pins and screws and titanium plates that get cold when it is miserable outside... but, you know what? I would not give it up for the world. Sure, I could hang up my hat, tripple my salary doing exactly what I do right now, with fellow former hooahs... but, I love my job just the way it is. I love to mentor young troops, I love to make a difference. I joined the Army back in the middle of the cold war. Now, we are in the middle of a Bullet Slinging war, and alot of people have turned a profit from it.

I for one, choose not to. In fact, I am going Warrant after I gradute from DLI just so I can keep my FOG ass in for another ten years.

Then again, I am a glutton for punishment. 8)


*** Edit *** What the FUCK is a SEAL Challenge??? :?:
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GSXRanger wrote:
*** Edit *** What the FUCK is a SEAL Challenge??? :?:

A grueling test where you must identify an assortment of the latest hair care products while blindfolded, wearing a kapok life preserver, and standing in a bucket of icewater. One must rely on sense of smell, taste and texture only.
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Tater Nuts wrote:
GSXRanger wrote:
*** Edit *** What the FUCK is a SEAL Challenge??? :?:

A grueling test where you must identify an assortment of the latest hair care products while blindfolded, wearing a kapok life preserver, and standing in a bucket of icewater. One must rely on sense of smell, taste and texture only.
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Tater Nuts wrote:
GSXRanger wrote:
*** Edit *** What the FUCK is a SEAL Challenge??? :?:

A grueling test where you must identify an assortment of the latest hair care products while blindfolded, wearing a kapok life preserver, and standing in a bucket of icewater. One must rely on sense of smell, taste and texture only.
Sounds eerily like 1-75 RIP (prior to Regimental RIP)
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Tater Nuts wrote:
GSXRanger wrote:
*** Edit *** What the FUCK is a SEAL Challenge??? :?:

A grueling test where you must identify an assortment of the latest hair care products while blindfolded, wearing a kapok life preserver, and standing in a bucket of icewater. One must rely on sense of smell, taste and texture only.
Won't that require removal of their Ray Bans?
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The pay is high, not because of profit sharing, but because its nasty and is dangerous as fuck. Thats nastier and more blue collar than being a fucking Striker who DOR'd in Coronado, and is now in hip waders and a respirator, fresh water rinsing the bilge of the ship.


(SEAL challenge- I believe they used to call them strikers, or still do when they get there. They are unrated sailors, so when they wash out/ring out of BUDS they end up chipping paint, or chugging bilge lines. They are still Sailors and still get the uniform and Honor of serving.)
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I was put out of the Army after 18 years because of Airborne related injuries, broke neck, jaw, shoulder and hip, I have also had both knees worked on, and now they tell me that I have degenerative disc disease, and I make a lot of money now teaching Feds how to shoot, but if Uncle Sam called me back up to the majors, I'd go in a second.
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Ah... SemenDEP. I just read your intro and I apologize for missing it.

Interesting.

You said something about a March ship date, and right now you are considering another job? Don't you fucking chicken out. Every time I am pursuing something I want, that I NEED to do. I get bombarded with every other opportunity to do something else other than attempt success in that chosen venture.

It's called sacrifice. What, did you think it fucking comes cheap? WTF OVER...
Busting my balls only fuels the fire inside, keep it coming. Ranger Madslashers1-2 I would rather drown in the fucking ocean than come home a failure thats how serious I am. Quit and can't have been removed from my vocabulary and its elbows and assholes from here on out.
Talk is cheap fucker. I've sat on a zodiac and laughed at the pre-BUDS indoc run around in their boondockers for a mile or so around Turner Field (BECAUSE SAILORS SHOWED UP FOR BUDS WITHOUT ONE ONCE OF HEART) We didn't laugh at the BUDS running past in their Hellweek while we were doing surf passages on Yellow2. BTW, that waters fucking cold and infested with sharks. You are going to still have time to prepare, last I heard it was still a 2 year wait for a school slot. With training comes confidence and the will to push yourself to take that next step...


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Silverback wrote:
Tater Nuts wrote:
GSXRanger wrote:
*** Edit *** What the FUCK is a SEAL Challenge??? :?:

A grueling test where you must identify an assortment of the latest hair care products while blindfolded, wearing a kapok life preserver, and standing in a bucket of icewater. One must rely on sense of smell, taste and texture only.
Sounds eerily like 1-75 RIP (prior to Regimental RIP)
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Silverback wrote: Sounds eerily like 1-75 RIP (prior to Regimental RIP)
And how the fuck would a Cherry like you know???? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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rgrjoe175 wrote:
Silverback wrote: Sounds eerily like 1-75 RIP (prior to Regimental RIP)
And how the fuck would a Cherry like you know???? :lol: :lol: :lol:
It's common knowledge that 1st batt RIP was like the Birdcage in the movie with the same name. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by rgrjoe175 »

I have been making six figures for quite a few years now....live in sunny Florida...got the big house with a pool, got the boat.. got the expensive vehicles... can buy any thing I want and not think twice about it...

If I could start all over - The only thing I would change would be not fucking up my knee and I would make a career out of it.

Fuck the money, much more satisfying job and way of life in SOF.

The guys that stayed in and made a career of it... I am jealous.. :D

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