ex-squaddies: what you doing now?

#1
I got out in 1991 to go to university. Worked in engineering and then IT. Currently on the dole but about to go into teacher training in August.

And you lot?
 
#2
left in 2000 to go to university as well. Just finishing my M.Sc at the mo.
 
#4
Got out in 2000, did a year working as a commissioning engineer in the paper industry, stuck it for a year but it involved too much time away from home. Did get to go to some nice places though (Hungary, Slovakia, Israel, Portugal). Now working for a robotics company, still travelling, but not so much, just had a nice trip to San Diego though, really great place to visit.
 
#5
Got out in 2000 and now work as a systems manager and technical advisor to the head of Lancashire Schools' ICT.
I don't regret getting out for a single moment, with the poor promotion prospects my trade offered (12-14 years to CPL on average), being a civvy gives me far more opportunities, and I should be getting my degree (paid for by my employers BTW) next year if all goes well.
 
#6
Got out in 1994, ended up working for a rubber company in the Laboratory. Been here 10 years. Loads of overtime, no shit from anyone, and regular trips to china, North america and poxy Munster!!!!
 
#7
Got out in 1990, octopus fighter on the oil rigs for a few years, packed that in after I scared them all away. Turned my hand to being a male escort for wealthy american women until the bottom dropped out of my skiddies. Won the lottery in 1999, now own an island in the west indies and live like a king.



honest...............well the bit about getting out in 1990 anyway
 
#8
Eggbanjo said:
Got out in 1990, octopus fighter on the oil rigs for a few years, packed that in after I scared them all away. Turned my hand to being a male escort for wealthy american women until the bottom dropped out of my skiddies. Won the lottery in 1999, now own an island in the west indies and live like a king.



honest...............well the bit about getting out in 1990 anyway
lying twat..........you won the lotto in 98
 
#9
got out in 79 (nothin poxy about Munster when I left)
drove buses in liverpool for 4-5yrs, got fed of the scallies pulling knives and trying to rob the takings,got on the road HGV 1 till I got fed up at getting up at daft 'o clock and working till late o'clock , now a shiney arrse getting other mugs up at daft oclock, got me own house ,wife ,2 kids ,1 cat and a pool at the bottom of the garden.oh did I say I was in The TA
Cheers
Scouse G
:roll:
 
#10
Got out in 2000, headhunted to a job in Riyadh for 2 years (makes Banja Luka look like Butlins), then on to Doha in Qatar for 18 months (be great once it's finished) and now I'm here in Dubai owning my own company providing training to presidents and CEOs of companies on how to deal with the media. Middle East politics is a pain in the arse, especially now. Marrying my Air Hostess girlfriend in Dec and have a stonking time, thanks very much. :D
 
#12
Milton said:
Marrying my Air Hostess girlfriend in Dec and have a stonking time, thanks very much. :D
Must be gutted eh? :wink:
 
#13
Milton said:
Marrying my Air Hostess girlfriend in Dec and have a stonking time, thanks very much. :D
You must be gutted mate :wink:
 
#14
Milton said:
Marrying my Air Hostess girlfriend in Dec and have a stonking time, thanks very much. :D
Bet you're gutted mate :wink:
 
#15
Milton said:
Marrying my Air Hostess girlfriend in Dec and have a stonking time, thanks very much. :D
Bet you're gutted mate :wink:
 

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#16
Hmmm, got out, work for banks all over the world as an IT Contractor, Spend most of my time in Germany skiing in the winter, fests in the summer, love the expat life.
 
#17
Got out Jan 1999, spent 11 long months on the dole, turned bitter and twisted, then got a job as a contract manager, then applied my knowledge of IT and went self-employed in the contacting field, and have for over the last three and a half years. Worked for an oil company (racked in 1000's!!) and now working on a Citrix project. Three bedroom house and a garden full of frogs. Still miss the Army.
 
#18
Since leaving working on the rigs worldwide but had enough of being away from home so I think its time for a change.........be my own boss this time.
 
#19
Got out in 2000, after doing an MCSE course, managed to get a job in the smoke (London) worked like a trojan for a year, got my MCSE, CNE etc moved to OZ with my wife, now live in sunny queensland working as a consultant for an IT company, Do I regret leaving? miss sports afternoons and jollies abroad but not the BS, promotion was good in my trade however the dosh in IT is awesome if you are willing to go the extra yard for it.. think about that on your CO's interview when he tells you there's nothing out there...
 
#20
Came out on a medical in 1996, had to retrain as BT were not hiring, so got into computers. been working in the service provider sector but is very volatile, small firms going bust all the time, now i work in a massive company on the help desk, very boring and crap pay but very secure, so for kicks i joined the Sea Cadets as an instructor, been doing it for nearly 3 years now, also took up shooting in civvy street, very odd without the shouting....am a range conducting officer for the Sea Cadets as well as an adventurous training instructor and learnt to sail too.

if i could turn back the clock though i would have taken better care of my health in the Army and stayed in for as long as possible, cos civvy street is pants.

Rincewind.
 

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