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post #11 of 15 Old 08-28-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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well i have until either March of 2014 here if i reenlist or if i dont reenlist i have till february of 2015 here. the NCO's in question will be reassigned by then but who knows how itll play out....

i just found out my "extra duty" hours....its apparently from when i get off work to 2000 on duty days (mon-friday) and from 0900-1700 on off days....there goes my 4 day weekend....

2nd week in a row that i cant get to the ranch.... only good thing about it....i get off in time to go to the bar with my friends on least i can deafen/drown my sorrows haha (well cant really drown em im the DD but when we get gonna be oblivious)

i just cant catch a break. at laest its only 14 ill be free on 10 September.....

BSMS- im sorry all that is happening to yall. i hope yall can get it fixed up soon!

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post #12 of 15 Old 08-29-2012, 08:43 AM
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Be careful w/the bar time.Might be good to put alcohol aside for the 90 days,never know who might be listening to conversations,just a thought.At this point, don't confide in anyone, words can be twisted. Will you get the suspended pay at the end of 90 days? Or is it forfeited forever? When do you get your rank back?
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-29-2012, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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the suspended pay is basically just a threat. i have to not get another negative counseling for 90 days or they will take it. right now its like a punishment that hasnt been put into effect, and wont be if i stay out of trouble.

im not sure when i can make my rank back.

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post #14 of 15 Old 08-29-2012, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by franknbeans View Post
...BSMS...In other words-I would guess there is more to the story...there are very few people who just love getting up in the am to find something to reprimand folks about.
In 3 years, her experience has been that within a few weeks or at most a month after one probation ends, she is put on probation for something else. I'd suggest that if she was doing anything seriously wrong, they'd have fired her after 3 straight years of it. I know I would not tolerate someone I had to put on probation repeatedly.

I told her to contact the state about it. I think she is being bullied from not standing up for herself. I know a couple of months ago she was told she was going to go on report and they might need to fire her...she was tired of it, and told them to get off their butts and fire her ASAP - or shut up. That was the last she heard of it, and a few weeks ago her supervisor was reassigned.

I've had commanders in the military who hated my guts. On two occasions, I was told to obey a direct order or be court-martialed. Both times, I told my commander to put the order in writing, and that I would run it by Legal - if they said it was a lawful order, I'd do it. Both times my commander backed down.

Some of the finest men I've ever met have been my commanding officers. And some not so fine have been.

I cannot know the full story about what is going on at that hospital. I do know my wife has plenty of company on probation, and that I would fire anyone I had like that before the 3 year mark. I also know her patients are nuts about her, because a number have contacted us by phone or letter. One guy was a retired Army Colonel...he invited us to their home so he & I could swap stories.

I fully understand that things are not always what they appear. That could be the case with both Roperchick and/or my wife. But I also know I've had bosses who were liars, cheats, and one who was nuts. In the civilian world, I had one who was a good guy when sober - but that wasn't often. I had another boss who was only on the payroll because he was the owner's son. Many moons ago, when I worked for the US Forest Service, we had a district ranger who couldn't have found his butt with both hands, a flashlight and a map. The gal who did range management was so stupid it was scary. The guy doing timber sales was outstanding. He usually could talk the two idiots into the right thing, and leave them thinking it was their idea. I was a minimum wage hire, but it left me with a strong mistrust of the USFS...which has gotten worse with time, IMHO.

They are out there. And sometimes you just have to keep chugging and try to do the right thing. In my experience, if you do that, then in the long term you will be OK. Cream rises to the top, but it takes longer at times than one would think...

BTW - I agree about watching the drinking. Drowning your sorrows can sometimes add to them. And if someone is out to get you, alcohol abuse is an easy bat to beat someone with in the military. Good luck to all!

"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-01-2012, 10:29 PM
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Can you get VA funds to go to college if you don't reenlist? You could go for a new career. If you really like fighting battles, get a degree and teach third graders. Seriously, you would have summers, weekends, and evenings to ride your horses. Just a thought. I couldn't do what you do.

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