Please note that there is no guarantee to being selected for any occupation just by proceeding normally through the process. The CAF gets over 40,000 applications a year and depending on the year, but on average only 5,000-6,000 of those applications are selected to receive an offer of employment.Louis_Army said:I'm not sure how to define on the spot. I mean being guaranteed a place as long as I proceed normally through the process and show a reasonable understanding of what I'm getting into with a strong motivation to serve my country.
FinnO25 said:so I just got and email today saying that I have been given an offer of employment, I was not able to reach my file manager before the end of day, so I am just wondering how long do they hold the offer for?
Q.Lamb said:I am going to be enrolled on the 19th,
Q.Lamb said:I couldn't think of a better title. I realize that the way I feel really comes down to me and no one else.
That being said, I'm having second thoughts about joining.
I am going to be enrolled on the 19th, 16 days from now, basic training follows on the 8th of January. From the day I decided to join back in June I haven't had a second thought. I knew it was what I wanted to do and nothing was going to sway me.
But now it has hit me. Not necessarily the sudden realization that it is so close or that it is really happening. What has hit me is that I don't think that I'm ready for this kind of commitment. I'm 19, barely lived, and about to sign away the next 5 years of my life (I do know about the VR 4 or 5 weeks into basic).
I have 2 great opportunities either way. I can join the forces now, have my education paid for, some of the worlds best training, discipline, and invaluable experience. With the catch of going where I am told when I am told to go, putting my relationship on hold for basically a year (likely longer), moving away from everyone I know (friends and family), and making less than my civilian equivalent.
Or I can work for the next 10 months and go to college (already a spot made for me in September 2018) for heavy duty diesel mechanics (would be vehicle tech in military). Building my relationship up and getting married, being able to build a solid future with relative certainty to were I will be 5 years from now. With the guarantee that I can still at least apply in x amount of years.
Obviously there are numerous amounts of pro's and con's unlisted.
I have been talking with my girlfriend for several hours on this. She insists that I not stay for her and that she refuses to hold me back (god I love this girl), and that we will make it work. But really I think it is me that is holding me back, I don't think I'm ready, both were I am in life and were I am mentally/emotionally (not that I'm messed in the head).
Personally, every person who has served/serves my country via military has my utmost respect. I believe that it is the most honorable thing a person can do. I would go so far as to say that if a person hasn't been willing to die for this country they shouldn't be the leader of our country.
All that being said, is there any shame or dishonor in getting this far in the process, just weeks away from getting to basic, and turning away? That is what I'm struggling the most with. I can ask my friends and family, but truthfully, they haven't served and while I love them, they don't have the same authority to me to answer that question as solidly as I believe a person who has served does.
Ultimately it is my decision, I will be the one that has to sleep at night after making it. I just need to know, if I feel ashamed or dishonorable, is it warranted, or is it smaller than I am making it for myself?
Primus said:I hate civilian life.
It’s not for me. I want the structure, security and discipline that army will give.
That’s me though.
Q.Lamb said:I can work for the next 10 months and go to college (already a spot made for me in September 2018) for heavy duty diesel mechanics (would be vehicle tech in military).