I have been in the Marine Corps since 2011, and I have despised every fucking minute of it.

I have been in the Marine Corps since 2011, and I have despised every fucking minute of it. Like all boots, I went to basic training expecting to join a cool, useful, relevant organization, but quickly discovered how it was all bullshit. Throughout my enlistment, I have spent more time with a broom in my hand than a rifle. I have spent more time cleaning things than shooting things. I have never deployed anywhere, but you bet your sweet ass I’ve participated in all important uniform inspections!(sarcasm). These past 3+ years have been a huge fucking waste of time. Although I have my fair share of friends that haven’t accomplished shit since high school, I also have friends that have graduated college and started their lives, meanwhile I’m sitting here typing this up on a government computer at work because there’s nothing else I give a shit about enough here to do. I work about 14 hours, almost every fucking day, and I’d say about 5 of them are usually spent dicking around on the internet. Why? Because marine corps fucking inefficiency, that’s why. I hate this fucking job. I hate being here, I hate thinking about it, I hate doing it. Every week i sit here counting down the hours until the end of my shift.(Which is usually irrelevant, cause i always end up staying and extra fucking hour or two!) Days off are few and far between, and are usually spent sleeping all fucking day to make up for the lack of sleep I get during the week. Im tired. Tired of this job, tired of this unit, and tired of this fucking organization.  My EAS is the light at the end of the tunnel, and although it is not yet within reach, it is within sight.

I have spent the last two years on Okinawa. I’m sure anyone that has been stationed here after ’95 can appreciate how fucking miserable it is.  Midnight curfews, liberty “buddy” policies, and whatever other bullshit rules some asshole with stars on his collar came up with as a way to cover his own ass whenever someone fucks up. I’ve always found it interesting how the marine corps can take an awesome tropical island, full of beaches, warm weather, and beautiful women, and turn it into a miserable fucking prison. The thought of offing myself comes to mind at least once a day. Im constantly feeling anxious about the stupid bullshit I have to deal with. There’s days I cant sleep, there’s days I forget to eat, and I am generally fucking miserable. Part of me wishes that this post does get intercepted by someone, just so I can loose my security clearance and not have to work here anymore. But knowing this organization, I would just wind up getting fucked out of my GI bill some way or another.

This post is mostly just me trying to vent, but I would like to know if anyone else out there feels this way. Who else has an MOS that they absolutely fucking hate? Who else has a countdown timer app that shows exactly how long till their EAS? Who else checks that timer every time they get the chance? Who has been through this shit before and has advice to offer for getting through it in one piece?

Happy to join this site,

Submitted by: Juan

  • ohreally

    HEY THERE DEVIL!!! You’re serving Amurika and fighting for freedum by doing what you’re doing!!! Stop thinking that you could be doing better things with your life than being a mindless drone with cleaning equipment and alcoholism preparing to fight against enemies you will most likely never actually fight because of nuclear weapons and the air force! As a matter of fact stop thinking at all, while you’re at it!- And if you question how doing paperwork and wiping tiles on the floor (not a deck) somehow fights for the “freedom” of people, well….. FUCK YOU.

    Yours truly, First Sergeant Fuck Face.

    • Juan

      Bahahaha. I actually had some motard CPL tell me something along the lines of “what we do here keeps Americans safe”, or some shit like that. The only thing that came to my mind was “Really? Sitting on my ass for hours at a time somehow keeps Americans safe? Being 20 and getting treated like I’m 12 somehow keeps Americans safe? Fucking retard…” I was a boot PFC at the time, but needless to say I was already pretty disgruntled.

      • ohreally

        I feel awful over the Marines who actually say that they do things that keep “us” “safe”. It just goes to show that A. They are actually brainwashed into believing the shit, which means they are in a state of fucking psychological despair or B. They have to tell themselves that to stop from offing themselves, since they really did just waste so many years of their lives in this cult. Either way, I pity, not hate the bastards.

        • S.

          c.) they know the truth but love the ego trip and attention.

          • ohreally

            *sigh*.
            Yes, this too.

  • R.E.M.F.

    Hi Juan,

    I was in over 40 years ago. I LOVED my MOS but the dick-heads and assholes ruined my enlistment for me!

    At least you are not in harms way… I mean with an enemy shooting at you. You gotta hang in there my friend, get out walking on both legs, swinging both arms with your mind intact. Then get all the veterans benefits you can!

    I understand you get 5 years of free medical from the VA when you get out. There are educational programs for recent veterans. Also, don’t fuck up and lose your clearance because you can put that on resumes for jobs once you finish school.

    The Marine Corps sucked 40 years ago, and it sucks now. I would encourage you to bear down, keep your eye on the prize (E.A.S. date) and when you get out suck up all the benefits you can, because you damn well earned ’em!

    Good luck,
    R.E.M.F.
    (Rear-Echelon Mother-F*cker)

  • zak Ohler

    Just a suggestion, but if you sleep 12+ hours a day it’s like you’re only there half the time. I know you constantly work 14’s but maybe do something to avoid the other 2. I had a buddy that did that his last couple months and he said it flew by, I did it too and it did seem to go by more quickly.

  • Billiam201

    Let me guess:

    MALS-36?

    • Juan

      III MEF HQ

      • Billiam201

        They were pretty good at making what should have been an excellent station a festering shithole of misery, hate and discontent.

  • libofreak

    This is one of the best posts on the site. It perfectly captures how hopeless it is to be a junior enlisted guy in the Marine Corps. I was miserable from day one as well, but I took everything in stride and thought if I worked my ass off, I’d be able to make a difference and shield other people from the useless bullshit that comes from being in the MC. I don’t know why, but SNCOs and Officers love using phrases like “high standards” and “leadership” but then proceed to have you waste endless hours standing by to stand by when you could either be at home or actually doing something useful (like training, gym, etc..). Like you, I also had a broom in my hand most of the time. Funny side note, the only time in the Marine Corps when I wasn’t yelled at for taking initiative was when I was cleaning. If I put a broom in m hand with no one telling me to, then I was a motivator to my SNCOs. If I did any ounce of training that could benefit myself and other Marines, even on the weekends, then I was a selfish turd with “good initiative, bad judgement”

    I’ve always marveled at how the MC can take such motivated, eager people and turn them into the most disgruntled human beings on the planet. Anyway, good luck on EASing. I’m on my second graduate degree now thanks to the GI Bill and it rocks. There’s no bullshit politics with careerist SNCOs. If I write an “A” paper, then I get an A. If this was the USMC, I’d write an “A” paper, but my teacher would give me a “D”, because I was 30 seconds late one time 4 years ago. Or because I had a medium reg.

  • 03Marine

    I really love how this page even uses fictitious information on the site registry.

    • S.

      As the one who built the site and bought the domain, so do I. Why does it matter enough for you to comment?

    • ohreally

      And what in the fuck does that prove? How is the information on here negated because of the admins’ desires to not be attacked by motards in the middle of the night? Does the Marine Corps in fact NOT exist because of OPSEC? Did you think at all before you posted this, or did you just do it on the impulse without thinking, like what the Marine Corpse taught you?

  • Billiam201

    I remember when the ‘liberty buddy’ policy was extended from E3 and below to E4 and below.

    The same motard corporals had (up until the day before) been swearing that the ‘buddy rule’ was an invaluable leadership tool. They had also scoffed at rumors that the policy would apply to them. They had ‘shown leadership’ and ‘proven themselves trustworthy’ by waiting out their arbitrary cutting score.

    I was more than happy to prey on their pathetic little shattered minds the day after the policy, as they figured out that the maween corpse had been using them as dogs, and that they had been lying to themselves.

    I also showed them where to go to find a liberty buddy if they left the base without one, or their buddy was in a love hotel with a Japanese high school student.

    Many of them were amazed to find out that this rule they had been charged with enforcing (by ratting out their fellow marines) was barely enforceable. As long as maweens went up that hill in intoxicated groups, everyone was ‘libo buddies’. They found out the hard way that they had sold their souls for pennies and gotten the green weenie for their loyalty.

    • libofreak

      It’s amazing how people are so willing to fuck people over until they are the ones getting fucked over. My favorite observation of the past couple of years has been the number of high profile Officer reliefs of command. Each of them complained that they were being punished over “things that they had no control over.” Meanwhile, I witnessed countless NCOs get NJPed for stupid things their mentees did in different zip codes. And I spent the last 6 months of my enlistment getting yelled at by SNCOs and Officers over rapes that were happening in Okinawa. I was stationed in Yuma…..

      So, I honestly believe karma is real in the Marine Corps. It takes a while, but it eventually catches up to these careerist fucks. Just look at that Sgt. Major from Generation Kill. His grooming standard got him thrown in jail for touching little kids.

  • Scott

    Bunch of little bitches ! We all did it. We all hated it. Quit your little boy whining, quit calling your momma’s and get your shit wired tight. You just might be hitting a beach tonight !!! LMAO

    • ScottYouDipshit

      Scott if you are going to come here to talk shit, the least you can do is not allow us access to your facebook. Idiot.

      https://www.facebook.com/scott.rigg.777 <– Public information provided to us by Scott.

      via: https://disqus.com/by/scottrigg/

    • Older Marine Vet

      As per usual, former Marines like yourself are too hardheaded to take a step back from yourself and see the bigger picture. A small amount of content on this site is whining, but within it you can see some very real problems ( both in units and institutional wide) that the Marine Corps is just too pig headed to confront- let alone change.
      There was plenty of information about the USMC on the web ( plus some of the negative sites) back in 2011, so when ‘Juan’ signed the contract he should have done his due diligence into the organization he was joining. He’s only got himself to blame for his lack of career planning, and I personally don’t care if he hates it. Plenty of Americans work jobs they hate, but the difference is that they have the opportunity to move on to better things ( for themselves) when the opportunity arises.
      But ‘Juan’ also points out some very legitimate issues. Mismanagement of manpower, resources and time- making people work longer hours than necessary just because it ‘looks good’ as opposed to working efficiently shows an appalling lack of leadership.
      When one joins the Marines you have to expect a lot of rules, discipline and “training” to turn you into a combat soldier, but that ideal gets taken to a ridiculous extreme when that mindset gets extended into every small area of your life and/or to push politically correct agendas as opportunistic petty harassment. If so many Marines on Okinawa hate it so much because of the excessive petty regulations- if you can’t treat adult men and women like adults and give them some freedom and latitude to have more control of their own time, then why should it surprise you that todays intelligent young men take to the WEB to voice their concerns, and why the USMC fails so miserably in retaining intelligent young people??
      I’m an ‘oid school ‘Marine myself, meaning that I was in a long time ago, but I know that as long as there is older Marine hardasses that remain the stubborn, hotheaded and inflexible asses that they are, the Corps will always be the
      STAGNANT POOL IN THE RIVER OF PROGRESS!!
      Scott- quit being a stupid bitch. READ the whole web site and consider the problems and suggestions that are put forward here. You can be an effective combat soldier and not get a haircut every week, not have to endure the indignity of a color liberty card, don’t need to have your hand held when going off base, and listen to hours of meaningless crap in safety briefs!!