cailo- wrote:I made the call to the defense force to start my financial officer position today. They told me there are 'still financial positions available' which sounded promising. I have an appointment set for 2nd February.
I think one of the reasons why I haven't had much career success is because I've always wanted more than just a career but also a change in lifestyle. I am fit, healthy and I have no life commitments. I am also still young but that won't last forever so I want to do this now so I can take most advantage of what should be the best days of my life. I want to travel around having crazy amounts of fun, I don't want to be stuck at home arguing online about video game politics. Yea things have been better the past month but its still not enough. If anything the whole ordeal has somewhat liberated me from my video game commitment to allow me to start thinking about what I want to do and the defense force ticks every box.
This isn't the first time I applied for the army. I first applied in 2002 but I missed out because I failed the eye test. I have an unusual difference in the strength of my short shortsightedness compared to both eyes and I failed because I wasn't able to pass with out my specs on in both eyes. This was a stupid rule and I have since learned that they have changed the test to suit people with my condition more favorably. Still the experience to do so well in my application was something that has stuck with me and hopefully I will progress further this time.
Good luck Cailo a job in the Defence Force would definitely be an exciting change!