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- No, the classes they had to attend in order to qualify.
- People would literally rather sustain heavy bodily injury than…
Really? In what way was it bad? Please tell me it's not paperwork.
No, the classes they had to attend in order to qualify.
Go check out the military enlistment general on /k/ and ask for some stories. Literally every single person I've ever spoken to has said that being a nuke is the worst job in the entire military. If you're speaking to a recruiter and he's telling you how great being a nuke is, it's because they get double or triple points towards their quota for getting anyone to sign on as a nuke. That's how bad it is.
Well shit, I might just do that.
I went to an engineering school
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
, and to add perhaps to recoveryone's information, I'll say this: engineering in general is
. I considered myself quite the intellectual in high school (graduated top 10% without even breaking a sweat). Even AP classes in high school don't guarantee success in engineering school. You have to be a fucking whiz at math, or at least learn how to grasp complex concepts and apply them - quickly. I had to take 6 math courses my first year alone and I really did use all of them in the next 3 years of engineering. Stuff like calculating the heat dissipation over a 3D surface given certain parameters - or finding the standing-wave frequency of two signals, and much, much more. I can only imagine becoming a nuclear engineer WHILE doing ARMY shit would be extremely hard. And like recoveryone said, engineers tend to be analytical thinkers and problem-solvers and not followers of a drill-sergeant. I personally couldn't imagine having some dude yell at me to follow orders and shit. I know that's the only way you survive war, and an individual spirit can mean a death bed, but I'm naturally more curious and self-motivated and would rather be the one designing strategies than marching around and doing drills.
Anyway - I'm not 100% what a nuclear engineer is supposed to be - I assume it's something like a mechanical engineer specializing in nuclear power. Well, my best friend in college got a degree in chemical engineering, but then ended passing the national mechanical engineer's test simply by studying for it (he's pretty smart, too). Now he's going back to school for a masters in mechanical engineering. Anyway, he worked at a place that designed heat transfer units for nuclear power plants as well as storage facilities for nuclear waste. So I could imagine a nuclear engineer being someone who studies all the different parts of nuclear reactors: what types of materias are needed, what the checmical reactions look like, why the happen, how to control them, etc.
Or maybe an ARMY nuclear engineer is just someone who knows enough to be able to operate nuclear power sources? Like an official training? It doesn't seem like 12 months is enough to learn proper engineering.
Lastly, there nuclear physics, which is in my opinion an awesome field, and you'll be smashing atoms and using obscure models to solve sub-atomic particle equations and shit. But you need like 8 years of school and a Ph.D. or two for that.
I dunno. I still think enough people enlist in the US army for it to be a global super-power, and there are so many options other than military service to pay for your education. Your future is the most important thing to you - find the absolute optimal path to accomplish your dreams, then follow it. If that means getting into a top-10 engineering school, then look at what they have for financing options. Maybe you can do ROTC while on campus and then active duty afterwards (I had two friends do that) or maybe you will get enough financial aid that it's OK. Or maybe you try moving to Europe and getting a free education ;)
whatever you do, do it with all your heart. Peace.
I went to basic with some guys who were apparently going to be "Nukes", I know what guy made it(don't know if the others did or not), he very intelligent, like a savant. Kinda had kind of a difficult time throughout training because he preferred to analyze things as opposed to just doing them. Note, that school has an extremely high attrition rate, like greater than a few special forces-ish schools. I guy ended up with me at Master at Arms school(kinda like Security Forces and Military Police all in one).
However, the re-enlistment bonuses are at the fucking moon, and once you get out you're essentially a certified nuclear engineer. I was eligible for nuke(or any other military job with my ASVAB scores), and the incentives were very real, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted to do in life. Also, Reservists are not eligible for Nuke school at the moment.
Oh, my ASVAB scores were amazing, I got in the 95th percentile.
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- And if you adjust for production, you end up near the 20$ an h…
What's worth $15/h ?
- A lot of small companies would suffer, true. There needs to be…
What's worth $15/h ?
- You know what? **** you. Minimum wage should be a livable …
What's worth $15/h ?
Well if everyone gets a raise then many companies won't be able to afford paying them. I worked at a small ice cream shop and if that went through it simply wouldnt be in buisness.
A lot of small companies would suffer, true. There needs to be a lot of laws in place to protect the average worker as a direct result of this minimum wage, such as making it illegal for CEO's to give themselves bonuses or some such, and it won't happen overnight, but minimum wage needs to be livable. That was always the intention of it.
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- It's why I DIDN'T REMEMBER THEM.
[Morbid] Crim owned himself
Valid point, friend.
- Well, I shot myself in the leg and only managed to semi-crippl…
At least you're not fully crippled
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