Life Experience

#1
Hi Guys, First post here :).

Just over 12 months ago I was MDed, during phase1, due to a hip injury(long story shortened, apparently if the MO had an X-ray done I’d probably still be there according to my GP, it was a muscle problem, not a joint problem as thought or something.) Anyway, that was 12 months ago and now i'm eligible to reapply. I’m just wondering how important life experience in general is to making a good recruit. I've only just turned 21 and have recently moved to London with some mates who are in Uni(first time away from home except for basic training last year), and I have commitments for at least the next 6-8 odd months. I’m just wondering if you think it would be worth putting off my application for a while longer just to get more life experience to help me become a better soldier in the future. tbh I’m not enjoying civvy life a great deal and I really miss the army (all 8 weeks that I experienced lol), I’m just thinking that maybe another year of struggling though civvy life may help me in the future.

Any Points of View would be greatly appreciated.

Ghost

p.s. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.
 
#2
just join - you will gain your life experience in the middle east when your cowering at the bottom of your trench taking incoming...
 
#4
If you've been given the go ahead by the Doc then join back up ASAP,you said yourself that you miss it so i don't see the point in putting it off any longer ??? Stop Fannying around and get a grip of yourself and get down the career's office,because if you don't do it now you never will,oh and by the way the Army has all the Life Experience you can Handle...
 
#5
Stop dilly dallying and join up. If you miss it, you might as well, If you hate civvie street you might as well.

If you don't jump on the wagon soon, it will have left. And something else meaningful about getting on horses that have thrown you.

Get back in there.

Civvies get "Life" Experience, Soldiers Experience Life.
 
#7
Get off your box with those loser uni mates of yours. Hopefully you will OD and save yourself the embarrassment of being MD'd again.
 
#9
Cheers for the feedback guys. Guess there’s a general agreement that there’s no point arsing around with civvy life then lol. As I said, there’s no way I can be re-enlisted for at least the next 6 months, but I guess I can get the ball rolling ASAP. Just need to get onto APC Glasgow seen as they didn't send me my full discharge papers apparently.

Just wondering, will I get the same army number again, or will I get a new one?

Cheers guys
 
#11
Get your ARRSE in gear and get the wheels turning to get back in!

Don't be tempted to put it on the back-burner either, otherwise you'll never do it.

Good luck.
 
#12
[/quote]Get off your box with those loser uni mates of yours.
I happen to be one of those looser uni mates. Yes uni may may make me a looser but im on my way to the army too when im done, so dont get me wrong im telling him to fcuk off back to the army as well, better than living in squalour.
 
#13
Are you honestly in University?

Korean basket weaving course? no! i've got it, it's got to be Psychology!

Am I right?
 
#14
Sorry, I joined at 16 and have no outside Army experience and I wouldn't recommend it.
Wait until you have seen life a bit so that you know the Army is definitely what you want. I joined far too young, although if you're 21 you must either have seen a bit of life by now or been wrapped in cotton wool.
In short - joining the Army was the best thing I've done but I'll always regret not waiting until I was a bit older and wiser before I joined.
 
#15
Well, I've got my application in Process at the moment now. Can't leave for basic training till end of September now when my current Employment contract ends. Im glad i've been out though, because i now know i want to make a full 22 year career out of the army. I hate working in Civvy Life, stuck behind a desk all day, driving me mad.

lthough if you're 21 you must either have seen a bit of life by now or been wrapped in cotton wool.
I've seen a bit of life, Reason i'm a bit older is because i spent 3 years in college studying for A Levels etc, Went in the Army, Came out, had to wait 12 months minimum. Its been around 16 months now, but its been an eye opening 16 months thats for sure heh.
 
#16
Ghosteh said:
Hi Guys, First post here :).

Just over 12 months ago I was MDed, during phase1, due to a hip injury(long story shortened, apparently if the MO had an X-ray done I’d probably still be there according to my GP, it was a muscle problem, not a joint problem as thought or something.) Anyway, that was 12 months ago and now i'm eligible to reapply. I’m just wondering how important life experience in general is to making a good recruit. I've only just turned 21 and have recently moved to London with some mates who are in Uni(first time away from home except for basic training last year), and I have commitments for at least the next 6-8 odd months. I’m just wondering if you think it would be worth putting off my application for a while longer just to get more life experience to help me become a better soldier in the future. tbh I’m not enjoying civvy life a great deal and I really miss the army (all 8 weeks that I experienced lol), I’m just thinking that maybe another year of struggling though civvy life may help me in the future.

Any Points of View would be greatly appreciated.

Ghost

p.s. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.
Only you will know if your ready,as an ex recuiting sgt you seem pretty switched on. Get your discharge papers asp, if you can get your med stuff together now it will save a lot of time then leave it up to MCM div to decide if you can re-enlist. You will probably have to go back through the selection centre but all depends what MCM say so work on your fitness again (over 12 months out) Good luck
 
#17
Quite the opposite veiws of loubella on this topic, myself. I joined at 16 years old, with only a little temp work between leaving school and starting phase 1. I am getting out now, and I was more than a little concerned that my own "life experience" would not come close to a civvies. Dead wrong. The time I've spent in I have gained enourmous experience, learnt proper values and standards, and have self confidence that glows when standing next to someone who has not served in the forces. OK, experiences I have had may not be immediately relevant to what could be seen as useful to a civvy job, however look at them more closely and you realise you are better prepared for life than you ever thought. I have lived more in my last 8 1/2 years than a lot of civvys have their whole lives.
Do it. Get back in, and thats where you will get life experience from.

Good luck to you too, you won't regret it! :D
 
#18
young_lofty said:
Quite the opposite veiws of loubella on this topic, myself. I joined at 16 years old, with only a little temp work between leaving school and starting phase 1. I am getting out now, and I was more than a little concerned that my own "life experience" would not come close to a civvies. Dead wrong. The time I've spent in I have gained enourmous experience, learnt proper values and standards, and have self confidence that glows when standing next to someone who has not served in the forces. OK, experiences I have had may not be immediately relevant to what could be seen as useful to a civvy job, however look at them more closely and you realise you are better prepared for life than you ever thought. I have lived more in my last 8 1/2 years than a lot of civvys have their whole lives.
Do it. Get back in, and thats where you will get life experience from.

Good luck to you too, you won't regret it! :D
Well said
 
#20
searorspear? said:
Are you honestly in University?
No im really in uni, im sure ghosteh can vouch for me. My uni is full of psychology students, their ****, as im sure are the korean basket weavers you so fondly speak of.
I need a new basket, if there not at your uni which one are they at?
 
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