You can't secure a decent paying job in Civvy street, some might be lucky and walk into a job that is equivalent to what they were doing in the Army, but many have to start at the bottom again or damn near it and work your way up. It is arrogant to think that after 4 years in the Army you can just leave and swan into a well paid job.Thanks
The minimum would be 4. Maybe I'll do 8, maybe I'll make a full career out of it. I'm not really sure what I'll be doing past 4 years tbh. I have absolutely no idea what I want to do but I do know I want it to be something I could use outside of the military to secure a decent paying job.
You have to remember that there will be civvies out there that have 4, 8, 22 years real world experience on you before you even start. So when you tell people to get off their high horse it is generally because we have had to work bloody hard to get there.