Fleet Marine Life #105 – Take This

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This is a continuation of comic #103.

The longer you wait until you get out of the Corps, the worse off you’ll be in the future. The higher ups tell you things like “you won’t be able to get the same kind of job security out in the civilian world,” and things like, “You’re not going to make it out there! Stay here!” Sure it’s great that you get paid for doing nothing most of the time and you can’t get fired for it, but is it really worth trading your freedom and liberty for this?

The skills you are likely to gain in the Corps won’t have much value outside the Corps. With the skills that I’ve received from the Corps, the best civilian job that I could get will probably involve a lot of cleaning because that’s what the Corps has taught me to do.

If you end up staying in the Corps for too long, you’ll end up getting out as a grumpy old man who can’t do anything else other than yell at people and have trouble spelling many 5 letter words. That’s why you see retired Sergeant Majors hanging around outside certain PXs and yelling at junior Marines. In a way, the Marine Corps creates dependency.

The more you re-enlist, the more the Marine Corps has you by the balls. You have to break the shackles as early as you can and not re-enlist. Get out, get an education, get a good job and live a good life.

Sucking it the fuck up since 1779.