Originally Posted by BowmanR
I'm a vet, I noticed people keep listing the unit these people were in but its totally irrelevant. I have met people from 82nd 101st etc etc etc and there are ALWAYS more shitbags than headstrong motivated individuals.
The MAIN reason I think people slack off don't show up is because in the military you a paid a salary+benefits no matter how much you work. You get paid the same for a day off as the hardest working day of your life. No bonuses/incentives. People do it in the military because the HAVE to do it. When you are in the military and the higher ups say ok guys we are gonna be in formation at 0230 and do a 15 mile run followed by a long day of busy work.... is ANYONE happy about that? NO nobody is happy about that, but they still do it, why? because they have no choice, they signed a contract.
When you become a civilian, you have a choice. And they make that choice.
where did you serve? In supply?
I don't know anyone in the airborne or rangers that HAS to do anything…they are ALL volunteer units.
At any time ANY day you can say "I don't want to do this any more" and they will take you off the roster and send you somewhere else…. you know, where people complain about having to work after a 15 mile run.
I don't know which group of people you are meeting from 82nd or 101st but I think your are talking to the toilet scrubbers and supply guys.