After reading quite a few posts from people of all ages and experience I'm just wondering about how people found the jobs market after doing their 22 and being cast out into the big wide world. Did you find a job easily enough? Did you find a job in the field you wanted? Did you start a new career from the bottom up or did you just live off your pension (fat chance these days)? Whilst some may advocate leaving at 12 years because they have a better chance of starting a civvy career at around 30 years old than being 40 is this true? Do companies (especially in new industrial fields, ICT for example) want to recruit people aged 40+ or are you happy do do a job like driving? I think a thread like this may make people think about just how much they are willing to commit to an army career (especially junior ranks beyond their 12 year points) for 22 years, and make them decide to plan for a future beyond the green, as staying in may be more costly than starting again.