This is an incredible piece about transitioning from the military to civilian life and how #stressful it can be: "Transitions out are never easy. But by acting as if mine should be, I ensured it was difficult. I had tried to leap into civilian life rather than bridge the gap, only discovering on the way down that the distance was too far."
It's about what might feel awkward for #veterans in civilian workplaces especially and the health and stress problems the author faced, and about how reconnecting with the VA helped. I love the image of "a shopping spree of self-care" and his starting to feel a connection with the older vets.
I agree with the Age thing. I'm in manufacturing, 46 years old, 2 degrees and certifications out the wazoo in the EHS field. Im also a Veteran of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Companies are hiring the younger college kids, i think, because they don't want to pay for experience or it doesnt matter anymore #jobsearch #ageism
I am A US Army veteran who served in Desert Storm. I was just released from prison after serving 10 years for something I didn’t actually do. I am looking to just go to work so I can begin my life again. I am a certified firefighter, service dog trainer, former salesman, I have worked construction, as an electricians helper after Hurricane Katrina, I am a hard worker and a fast learner and someone who will show up every day to work. Right now I do not have a vehicle. I understand my situation is very unique but I am willing to do whatever it takes To live my life right, stay out of trouble, and begin my life anew. I just need a chance. Any help that I can get I will take gladly. Thank you for any help you might be able to provide #veterans
My children have never once doubted that they would be free to choose the life they wish to lead. To speak their minds. To pursue life, liberty, and happiness. This freedom was hard-fought and extracted a high price.
I am in awe of those who volunteered to answer the call to arms. I am appreciative of all who fought and humbled by those that made the ultimate sacrifice. I am profoundly saddened that the loss and sacrifice continue to be carried every day by their loved ones.
Thank you seems so insufficient, and yet those are the words that rise up. Thank you. Thank you for my freedom and my children's carefree expectation that this has always been so and will always be. And lets all of us strive to do what we can to support their families in every way we can. Our veterans and their families don't just deserve this, they have earned it. And no-one more so than the loved ones who mourn the sacrifices of our fallen heroes every day. Lets not just commit to memorial day, but memorial year.
God bless you all. God bless America. and thank you. #veterans, #memorialDay #gratitude #humility
I gave up trying to get thru to Illinois unemployment benefits. I moved to Illinois @ end of March for a new job from DFW, Texas. Which, due to covid, dematerialized on my start date of 30 march. If it wasn't for my military retirement income my wife and I would be on the streets. Ya know, atleast in Texas they actively took care of veterans. I wouldn't have a problem getting to an unemployment services rep or any other state service. Here in Illinois it is a crap shoot you even get a call back. #covid #veterans #coronavirus #foodservices #government