Stressful life of an Infantryman
Corporal (Former Employee) – Camp Lejeune, NC – July 18, 2017
A typical day at work in the Marine Corps as an Infantryman is very random. You can find yourself sitting around the whole day to edging sidewalks, mopping an office, picking up trash, learning how to actually do your job, to staying at work for over 12 hours just because your superior has work to do that is not related to you at all. But as an Infantryman, you will most likely spend less time learning and being proficient at your job than anything else.
Biggest thing I learned from the Marine Corps is that my self value is a lot higher than what is really appreciated. My whole career in the Marine Corps was always doing more with less, and that creates a highly stressful lifestyle for anyone and everyone.
Management in the Marine Corps will vary as the Corps is huge. In my experience, the superiors that I worked under varied from good to bad. Overall, management was bad as it operated off of picking favorites among the workforce.
The workplace culture is rich. It is so rich that at times it may seem to be a fraternity instead of a workplace.
The hardest part of the job has to be the distance between you and your family. Time apart from your family could be for months on to years as it depends on where you are stationed around the world.
The most enjoyable part of the job are the memories and friends that you make along the way.
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