It takes the right kind of person to be in the U.S. Army
Pros: Hour and a half lunch, health care, 30 days of paid leave, meeting new people, educational benifits.
Cons: Hard work, sometiems bad leadership, being out in bad weather, being away from family, barracks life, early morning and late evenings
Just like everything in life, the U.S. Army has it's ups and down.
A typical day of work usually starts at 0630 for Physical Training (Pt). Pt ends at 0800 and the rest of the work day doesn't start up again until 0930. I'm a cook in the army and the work days for cooks start at 0500 or 1000 depending on what shift you are on for that day.
Leadership is hit and miss in the army, sometimes you have great leadership and sometimes you don't.
It's easy to get along with co-workers as long as you're a decent person, but with any group of people you have your bad apples.
The hardest part of the job is being away from family and dealing with bad weather.
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with people from different parts of the country.