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Monday, November 02, 2009 09:28 | Michael Sosa
Hello folks!!  I've finally made time or should I say HAVE time now to get on here and say hello.  It's been an interesting year.  Invested time, money and heart into a new profession just to find out that the people with whom I invested all those things in were much like the sharks in the ocean.  Judas, Benedict Arnold etc come to mind.  Karma is a *****.  Overcome & adapt right.  I am no longer employed as of last Thursday & once again I find myself looking for new employment.  UGH!!  I want to go run but I can't because of a possible torn meniscus in my left knee due to a fall during a 7 mile hump this past summer during AT Marine Corps Drill & I exacerbated that medical problem during Rifle Qualification last week but hey, I got Rifle expert. Woohooo!!!  Anyhow, I was looking at my Dress Blues hanging up waiting to be worn this weekend at the 1/23 Marine Corps Ball and I just thought that I will be more persistent in looking for a job and not bitch as much!!! If I can get through 8 years of AD and manage to deal with one weekend a month in the Marine Corps Reserves (and let me say that I thought the AD sector was messed up) then finding a job will be easy!!!  Anyhow, any help, direction or advice in the job search would be great.  I've got a Criminal Justice Degree (BS) w/ a minor in Psychology and an AA in Psychology.  Also, I'm currently waiting on someone from BAMC in San Antonio to review my medical case but if you know of any other information in getting seen by some doctors to check my knee, would be greatly appreciated. 

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  • Saturday, November 07, 2009 13:20 | Carol Grice
    Michael, Nice to have you get started with your blogs. With your education I might suggest if there is a Drug and Alcohol detox and rehab unit in your area, they might be looking for a counselor. Or check with your local hospital to see if they have any suggestions since your education might have some value to them or perhaps they can give you some ideas.
    I hope things work out well for you in your job search.
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  • Sunday, January 24, 2010 06:28 | Jami Price
    I hope that things are going better for you. When I was a reservist, things were really messed up. The VA increased my disability rating and I turned it in to my unit. They started the package to give me a waiver to stay in the reserves, it was 50%, and they denied the waiver and I was discharged from the reserves. One day I received a phone call at work from my unit saying they were being activated and I was listed as a deserter for the last 6 months!!! Seriously!? I lived on base in the same house, worked at the same place, didn't change any phone numbers, etc. I asked how in the heck was I a deserter? I told them that I had my discharge papers from the reserves and was no longer a part of the unit. I actually ended up having to prove it to them because one side of admin didn't talk to the other!!! Lol! I was so worried until they fixed their mix-up! I was wondering why it took them so long to contact me since none of my information had changed. I hope that you are having better luck with them and have found a job... I look forward to reading your next blog....
    Jami
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