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OT: What do ya'll think i should do?

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Well... I got back from my military training, Air Assault... for those of you that remember i was gone for a couple weeks for that. I graduated with honors at the school, good stuff and it was pretty fun! I finished 12th or 13th out of 120 on our 12 mile march. As far as the graduating with honors, it was because my GPA for the academic part was also the 2nd highest.

That is just to update you all on how that went.. But the real problem is this:

While I was gone I found out my job I had with the army working full time is ending. It is not my primary job in the Army, it was just a way to get a full-time pay check working for the National Guard. The job ends the 31st of March, so today. LOL. It was a beautiful paycheck I was making there too. I have no college degree right now, and am probably going to Illinois State this fall semester. I have a couple other military schools between here and there but not nearly enough to survive on. This morning im going to the Unemployment office to try and milk out some Unemployment...

Anyone have thoughts about what I should do with myself?
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Well im 19, 20 this summer. I started as E-1 also, and am E-4 now... I'm actually going to be hitting E-5 by October. The AA school was actually at Benning, its a fairly new course (around 2004-2005 i think).

I am National Guard, and am HOPING to start working on my degree this up coming fall semester. I've got about 2.5 years left of school, maybe 3. I am trying to avoid going full-time Army because of a couple reasons.. I want to finish my degree first, and they will likely stop my advancement to E-5 is my second reason. I've worked very hard to get E-5 within 3years of enlistment, and within 2 years of my Basic Training and Advanced training. The Active Army will take that hard work away and wipe someone's ass with it, and won't give me the promotion.

My goal is to become a management consultant for a firm/company.
LOL... i've got no family MWUAHAHAHHAA!

yea the job I have in the military is actually quite excellent. I can start off with 86k a year with a bachelors. A masters degree can get me starting off at 102k
Further more of an update to everyone that knows whats been going on..

I just got awarded my first army achievement medal this weekend at drill, pretty excited about that! They shocked me with it too, bastards kept it secret until they gave it to me too!
after deciphering what you said steve... i think i got... that you think i should go for the degree?

Kirill... you bothered with 2 masters... because you are truly a talented person yourself for doing that. i don't know if I could go straight up and get 2 masters... atleast not right now in life
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