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Nirek On November - 25 - 2014

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When a man or woman joins the military they are given a lot of training. This training is probably as good as some college classes are. They are taught respect, how to make quick decisions, and how to do a job efficiently. Every one of the lessons they learn in the military are valuable to civilian employers. They are sent off to other schools for further education. All of which are beneficial for future employers. So when the veterans who served their country are retired after 3 or more years of service, they are excellent possible employees for some business. The business that hires a veteran is getting hard workers who know how to learn any business.

The Army trains soldiers in many different jobs. There are cooks, medics, military police, mechanics,plumbers, carpenters,electricians, communications specialists, clerical workers, and so many other jobs that a veteran is trained in. Any veteran has been schooled in one or more of the type jobs I just listed.

The government spends hundreds of billions on the military. A good portion of that money goes into education in the form of training. So many soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines get an education and leave before they can retire. During their time in the service they grow up a little more while in a structured environment. They have discipline and a good work ethic which would benefit any civilian employer.

So, why are there so many veterans NOT being hired?


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  1. Kalima says:

    Hello Nirek. It does seem like a total waste of willing and able employees doesn’t it? When the Brits moved out of Iraq and Afghanistan, all soldiers with injuries were dumped from the army like garbage because they could no longer fight. Some had to wait for years for any sort of benefits. If this is how a military branch treats it’s soldiers then there is something seriously wrong with asking them to fight for their country.

    As I said before, if the over fed brass at The Pentagon can waste all that money on weapons and planes that will never be used, the least they can do is to care for those who fought when they come home, and that includes their return to society and to a secure job prospect. No vet should be homeless and trying to survive on your cruel streets. It goes way beyond shameful, it is unforgivable.

    • Nirek says:

      Kalima, thanks for the response.
      I do think that governments should help veterans after the vet served and was injured. Our VA does a fair job. But they could do much better. Trere are long waiting periods.
      My point was that businesses should hire vets because they are capable of learning to do what the busines wants done.

      • Kalima says:

        Yes, I know what you meant, Nirek, but they don’t seem to be hiring, so there should be more government sponsored programs to bring returning soldiers back into mainstream society if the they are able to work. That’s what I mean, I’m talking about the responsibility of any government who send their young out to fight for their country, to help them in any way they can to lead a normal life after they return. If there was enough being done, there wouldn’t be so many vets living out on the streets. After all, we are not talking about tens of millions people. Again, the Pentagon waste so much money on unnecessary defence spending that could be used to help the vets instead. As far as I’m concerned, that is their moral duty to these men and women. Most of them have suffered enough.

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