Pros: pay, free basic needs - shelter, food, healthcare, great co-workers, 30 days vacation, free education
Cons: the stress of the jobs, dealing with rank structure, politics.
A typical day at worked started with formation at 0545 and receiving the plan of the day. I worked on the Gas Free Engineering Systems and had an extra duty of maintaining the qualifications of the ship in Damage Control aspects.
I learned a great deal about military politics, personal growth, and management skills.
Management here is always in training – more... and learning new skills. Some people have great interpersonal skills, while others are new and are still learning.
With a team of over 80 people, some of the co-workers were great to be around, while others just seemed to be there or didn't care.
The hardest part of the job is learning the politics of the military and finding your niche to fit in.
The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting great people and having lasting friendships later on. – less