Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I Can't Say I wasn't Warned...

SFC Ranger had warned me when he was interveiwing me "You'll cuss me the first three months you're a recruiter..." Well, I am not cussing anyone but I can see how this job could take over your life.

I wake each morning at 0430 and am on the road all day. I meet people, schedule meetings and drive some more. I got off "early" today because I haven't been issued my "Class A" uniform yet. The awards ceremony tonight for the JROTC was to be in "Class A's". So my boss asked me how much I wanted to attend. Ha! So I got off to go home at 5:45PM!! Hmm, since I have been on the road since 0500, I only worked 13 hours today.

I have a headache, my feet hurt and I am going to cut my hair short enough to not have to wear it up all day. Don't worry, it will still be long enough that I will still look feminine and cute so my husband doesn't divorce me. I am sick of McD's drive through food. I ate a McMuffin at 0515 and a #2 meal at 1500 (an hour after the headache set in from lack of food). No supper. I am not even hungry. I have two loads of laundry folded and put away and my uniforms in the dryer now.

I get to "sleep in" tomorrow since I don't have to be at the Rome Armory (my new office) until 0800. YEAH!!!

Oh, my new digs are a shambles. I don't know who the former recruiter was... but geez. The office is a barren wasteland of gray walls, gray metal desks and gray metal lockers. No cool posters, no recruiting incentives at all. I have plans. Weapons hanging from the ceiling, a sign with "Kill a Commie For Mommie" on one wall, posters of tanks, hummers and Blackhawk Helocopters on the other walls! (big grin) So any other ideas??


Blogger Cowgirl said...

Oh my. "Kill a Commie For Mommie" almost made me spit coffee!

My suggestions are cute, ripped, Army guys to help recruit the ladies. Shirts off if possible. ;)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger brian said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your nice comment. I do like to write poetry, but about real people and events.

Tell me more about why they work you so hard? I can't see how this will make you a better recruiter.
I guess for cowgirl's sake, I send a picture of me. :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger mauser*girl said...

Welcome to the wonderful wide world of recruiting. :) Make sure to keep up with www.elusive-concept.com as they will be running a bunch of recruiter comics in the future.... *heh* A little humor never hurt anyone.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 3:16:00 PM  
Blogger kosovodad (Mike) said...

Definitely some cool posters, a TV with cool videos of stuff blowing up, several of the viral video clips floating around the internet of things our soldiers are doing in Iraq and around the world.

Maybe a CD with clips for the other decision makers that come in with a prospect: soldiers at national football games, the high school all star game, all the "we support you" activities, etc.

You definitely have to make it look like you're excited to be in the army...I mean, if you're not jazzed, who else will be?


Thursday, May 18, 2006 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh! I thought of you when the Army recruiter called for my son last night. He was really nice and we ended up talking for five minutes even though my son has already been DEP'ed into the AF! LOL. Guy tried to convince me he was heartbroken that both my oldest two went AF and not in for him ;)

Can't wait to hear more about your new office decorations...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 1:49:00 PM  
Blogger mauser*girl said...

If they let you redo the office, paint the walls. :) And get any cool stuff such as posters and pictures that you can order through the recruiting supply system for FREE. There are loads of them and a ton of other goodies.

If you'll be spending some of your own money, US PT Gear (www.usptgear.com) has the best goodies at the best prices, including loads of office stuff like business card holders, laptop skins (large vinyl decal, goes on lid of laptop), clocks, etc.

And make the "I love me wall" with photos and memorabilia from your service. Those are a good way to start a conversation and tell people what you've done in the military. People are always worried that if they enlist they will automatically be sent to Iraq and don't realize there are loads of other places they can go unless they see stuff up on the wall showing places you've been and stuff you've done.

Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:07:00 PM  
Blogger ChargeOfQuarters said...

You have McD's at 0515! LUCKY!!!

I have to wait until 0600..

/NapoleonDynamite sound off

Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:45:00 PM  
Blogger SGT Lori said...

Cowgirl, hey.. good idea!! Nice ripped military guys would be the ticket.
Brian, we work long hard hours just like a real estate agent, doctors, lawyers, etc. I don't mind. I was told that for the first three months I would really have to work my area.
Mauser Girl, I can get lots of free stuff and I FULLY intend to take advantage of that. Painting walls...great idea (first on my list now). ALSO waaaay cool idea of a "I love me" wall.
kosovodad, I LOVE the grouchy videos on the web. Really cool music set to battle scenes. VERY motivational. I'll have to hijack a TV from somewhere.
Kim, hey I think it's great your kids chose to SERVE period!
Chargeofquarters... we have McD's 24/7 can you believe it?? I love their new coffees.

Thursday, May 18, 2006 4:35:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind word. I have seen the support bloggers give one another and am very amazed.


Thursday, May 18, 2006 10:21:00 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Kill a Commie for Mommie????


Thanks Sgt.

Thursday, May 25, 2006 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

BTW!!!! What's going on with the farm? I'll read further down.

Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:03:00 PM  

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