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User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

I got the strangest call tonight. The U.S. Army, or at least someone supposedly representing them called and asked if I had thought about rejoining the Army. At first I thought they had some how mistaken me for my daughter or were asking my permission to allow her to join since she is a HS senior, National Honor Student, they have have been after her every day for the past year. But no she said she wanted to talk to me, James, about rejoining the Army. I asked her if she had any idea of how old I was and she hit the nail on the head, she also had my entire military record, awards, schools, assignments, all right in front of her because she read them off and didn't miss a beat. Even the dates were correct. So when I told her I'd be to easy of a target....Abdul you get the old fat slow one in the rear....she explained that they weren't looking to use me overseas but stateside as a trainer. Has anyone else gotten a call like this? Are they actually looking for people like that? Seems awfully strange to me, that after 30 years they'd need me. If it is true, what's the pay like? Is it same as what the soldiers are getting or a different pay grade? Are you actually in the Army or just a civilian contractor able to leave when you want too? Got to tell you I was pretty shocked. They must be down to the last pile before they start contacting people who are still incarcerated somewhere. I've always said if they really need me I'd do my part but it just seems strange is all. Was it a hoax?

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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Hindsight is always 20/20....you should have asked for a name and return contact number. Then Google the sucker.


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Quoting RJdxer (Thread starter):
I got the strangest call tonight.

KBR must be getting desperate.


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 2):
KBR must be getting desperate.



Quoting RJdxer (Thread starter):
Got to tell you I was pretty shocked. They must be down to the last pile before they start contacting people who are still incarcerated somewhere


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1238 times:

I consider it a distinct possibility. . . not a prank.

And I disagree, they're not down to the last POS - they haven't called me yet.  laughing 

Seriously, why wouldn't they want to old gits like you or I that already have the knowledge base to train stateside.

If Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2 hadn't decimated the force structure, we'd never get another call. . . .

We need to plus up the entire military end strength by a half million personnel. Then we'll be ok.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1230 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
And I disagree, they're not down to the last POS - they haven't called me yet.

Hell, they'll call you before me.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1212 times:

Interesting call. So is she going to call you back? Are they going to send "recruiters" your way?

User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
Seriously, why wouldn't they want to old gits like you or I

I think you're safe, she said as long as I hadn't retired, which I didn't, I was good to go.

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 6):
So is she going to call you back? Are they going to send "recruiters" your way?

She didn't say, she just said it was something I should think about and left it at that. No call back number so I don't know if it was a one time offer or not. That's one of the things that made me suspect a hoax. But she had everything I'd done in the military right there at her fingertips I'm convinced of that.


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