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    While you may not do any physical harm to the students you can "teach" them all the wrong things and affect their future. Play the long game so that they become bums. Then, years down the road, you cross their paths and say they should have been nicer to their teachers and more eager to learn. Lol. As I said to my friend, who is looking for a new job, he may have to start somewhere and work his way up to his desired position. In your case, the experience of teaching will help in the long run to get you where you want to be in the end.
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    I would say just being in the military does not provide that much of a bonus. Employers are looking for applicants with relevant experience, the military service is an indicator that the applicant can handle stress, orders, and should instill good structure. My issue was a lot of companies were wanting experience working on their specific aircraft(s). To my detriment none of the positions I applied to involved C-130s. Fortunately this company reached out to me and I was able to get a job that was a pay raise from the Air Force.

    How much geography is taught in this 7th grade Social Studies class or is the teacher just having them learn the "5-themes of Social Studies"? I say this because my niece, who just started 4th grade, is terrible with geography. She does not know U.S. geography let alone the world. I guess it is to be expected since that is one area of education where the U.S. has consistently neglected for years now.

    Did you end up using your GI bill? I still have mine available which was a last resort of sorts, though I still have no idea what I would major if I did go back to college. A minor note, I did get my CCAF while in the Air Force and used the classes plus degree as education bullets. There were not that many SrA who had their CCAF in my workplace so that was distinguishable.

    I am back in VA. It was the most south I was wanting to go for a job initially, however as time went on I had to start expanding my search.
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    Hello.

    Are you teaching a specific subject or is it the school's needs? You are still in Oregon correct?

    I was finally been freed from that accursed place. I had around 50+ days of terminal leave that bumped up to May 31 instead of July 29. Cannon took too much of a toll on me resulting in me getting out of the Air Force. I would have had more terminal leave but I had to take 19 days of leave at the end of May to go to Lebanon, TN to get an Airframe and Powerplant License. A license that is needed in the private sector to be able to work on planes and get paid decently. There are positions as Aircraft Mechanic Assistant but I view those for people without any experience.

    I also got a Ground Radiotelephone Operator's License (FCC) as well during my time in the Air Force. I got it as a resume booster which helped me land a job. I am currently filling out all the pre-employment paperwork out, like W-4, consents, and agreements to the company's policies. The company has old fighter jets that their pilots - prior Top Gun graduates - use to train new Navy, AF, etc. pilots in air-to-air combat. Plus they do air-to-ship drills as well for new sailors working radar.

    Benefits are pretty standard. I got health, dental, and vision insurance. I get, on top of my basic hourly rate, $4.41 an hour for Virginia's Health and Welfare Cost to purchase my health-care, dental, and vision plans. Health plans are a Health Savings Account with a High-Deductible Health Plan. At first I was not too thrilled about that, but I read up on HSAs and they are described as a super-Roth. Some people use their HSA as a retirement plan because money gone into the HSA is not taxed at all. I will get to travel to Florida and South Carolina in the states. Overseas locations for exercises are Guam, the Philippines, and somewhere in Japan. Pay rate is really good and the location being near the water giving me access to seafood is dope. After five years of not being able to cook recipes requiring seafood because of living in New Mexico I cannot wait to be able to start cooking again. My tentative start date is October 1.

    I do also plan on getting a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) License as well which is obvious for Cisco networks plus other networking licenses that my friend is currently getting. My plan is to load up certs and licenses to be qualified to get an even better job. I did have an offer from a company in Greensboro, NC that I was going to take. I was to start there Sept 10 but this other job contacted me and eventually gave an offer that was better. Specifically the pay rate, as benefits were largely the same minus the $4.41 on top of base pay rate and I would have needed to purchase my own tools which would have cost me a few thousand. So I went with the better offer, with travel and better location.

    It was getting pretty rough applying to jobs and not hearing back from them. My friend, who is prior Army and works for SNC, said it took him 6 months before he got hired. I did not want to wait that long, fortunately it took only 4 months. I applied to around 50 or so different companies. In some instances I applied to the same company again because the same job posting was still up after 30 days. Then I got two offers in a matter of two weeks and got a pretty sweet gig coming my way.
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    I also tried, and now I'm getting irritated. I'd equate it to the way you'd see a totally hammered idiot at a bar, and you'd continue civilized conversation in another area
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    I can assure you nobody would want to hear that recording
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    If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough?
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    No worries man. I wasn't trying to call anyone out about anything, just trying to prevent it from turning into too much of a joke. We're all good though
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    That is luck-loot. Hooray!
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    Is it possible that we've become so jaded that we can't tell anymore?
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    Good choices. If you can get it, a public school teaching job is pretty sweet. My gf is in a Catholic school, which is nice but not nearly as well paying as a public school job. Like any teaching job, get in the union and don't diddle any kids and you'll be golden.

    As for item 2, agreed.
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    Good for you man. What are you looking at getting into, school wise?
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    That's the truth. How's post military life treating ya?
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    Hahaha. The concept just blows my mind that Christianity, Judaism and Islam are all roughly the same thing, in the same region, with some tweaks, and we've been killing each other for 2000 years. Even sects within the groups. I still identify as Catholic, but the more I think about it, the more absurd the whole situation is
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    Right now I am drinking some Lagavulin 16 yr before taking some Unisom to help me sleep as I work nights. I got in touch with the education office and I have my CCAF - a small victory. I am glad that I reached a goal, but as I previously mentioned I will be taking a break from school as I am back on the line. Do you have any preference in what you want to teach? A person can never truly escape the drama llama.

    As for the rest of my life I am in a really pessimistic outlook. It stems from world events, the current election, & what is going on in the country. Have you ever seen or read The Watchmen? I feel myself becoming more the Comedian - that it is all a joke. How pitiful humanity is and yet the capability that we have as a race is astounding. Other than that, Final Fantasy XIV is sucking my life away again. I need to play my other games like Tales of Zestiria and Xenoblade Chronicles X both of which I am in the middle of, but I have so much to do in FFXIV.
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    How was the drive and how have you been since?
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by Taco-Calamitous on 07-03-2018 at 01:40 PM
Remember those times I would start a thread, titled something like "TFF Confessions," or "TFF Regrets," or something along those lines? Like, I would decide I wanted to come clean about something, and then, for whatever reason, I thought that other people on the forums would also want to do this. Except usually, people would just respond with nonsense, making fun of the concept, because y'all are trolls, lol Was reminded of those earlier, for some reason. I guess because a

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by Taco-Calamitous on 12-28-2017 at 12:31 AM
So 2017 was kinda a rough year for most people not named Taylor Swift, eh? (Jeez, Taylor. Way to have a good time. Thatís not allowed, or something.) American politics are shit, everyone hates each other, and people seem barely capable of not hitting each other over the heads with bike locks, or ramming their cars into each other.

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by Taco-Calamitous on 12-18-2015 at 02:07 PM
Hello, everyone! Guess what? I come here today to present you a list that is indisputably the best albums of 2015, according to me. No one can deny that these are the best ten albums this year, according to myself. If you think that I don't think that these are the top ten best albums this year, I think that you are probably wrong, and should rethink what you are thinking about that. So without further ado...

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by Taco-Calamitous on 03-09-2014 at 02:16 PM
I'm still alive. That's good. My existence continues.

I don't think I've made a new journal entry since New Year's, so I'll start off by saying that I never did go to see Dodie. Her parents stepped in again, told her if I were in the picture again that she couldn't live there anymore. She said they did that because she felt like she wasn't ready yet and that when she was ready, they'd back off. However, a few weeks after that, the wifi in her house mysteriously went down and hasn't

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