not everyone gets posted overseas, if you are based in the uk, you can see your friends every weekend anyway.
one good thing is you can retire in your 40s and be set for the rest of your life.
I actually have a degree in history.
If you make it to your forties that is. You wouldn't be set for the rest of your life either, a forces pension isn't anywhere enough to live off, unless you're highly ranked, and I'm talking the upper echelons here, not even an officer pension would suffice. Even more so when you take into account the mortgage you've got to pay for, the utility bills that have to be paid, and a family that's still there to support.
Fuck off Argentina.
lol, according to NPR, the majority of people living there want to be British. Argentina owned
If the person deserves it, than I'm happy for them.
standard pension would be about a grand a month, which isn't really enough to retire on, it is what you would be earning on any entry level job above min wage.
maybe your mates joined when they were too young. fuck from 18 to 24 i've done nothing worthwhile with my life besides go uni, do drugs, had various jobs and eat pussy.
me being away from my family, gf and friends wouldn't bother me so much any more.
It doesn't bother me. I live in a well off area so just about everybody knows someone who is able to get them a nice job. People getting jobs based off of connections rather than their qualifications are just how things work. I just learned to not let it bother me.
As you've mentioned though, until the leading majority of the Falklands inhabitants want to become Argentinian and come under Argentinian sovereignty, then Argentina should tuck its tail back between its legs and fuck off.
They'd be fucking stupid to try anything though. Our troops have been in perpetual conflict for the last decade, and they're about as battle-hardened as you can get. I doubt they'd ever get close enough to land troops anyway, submarines patrol the area and a squadron of Typhoons defends the airspace. The Argentinian's most advanced fighters are aging Mirages, the Typhoons wouldn't even need to take off to take those heaps of shit out.
I'd give it a long hard look at and think about if I was in your position and contemplating signing up myself.
R.E.H. "Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." (The Tower of the Elephant)
As it was said maybe he has a great personality for sales and in sales a piece of paper does not matter its just knowing the product you are selling and knowing how to work people over to get the sales.
I have had friends jealous of me as you are of your friend but the difference is that when I work at any profession I work my ass off and work my way up the ladder much faster than anyone else. My most recent job before I go sick I worked my way to the head of my own department in 1 month because I took initiative and delegated the work load in a way that got more product out. I also still have my job if I am able to go back to work and the place I work for usually does not keep jobs for people.
So just work harder and quit being a negative nancy because that is probably one of the reasons you are not making your way anywhere but your friend is.
And I do work hard brosef. Come in 30 mins early, leave 30 mins late. They know that. I go to the gym 5 days a week. I do freelance on weekends. I have sex. I'm making websites now. I use my time wisely brodawg.
"This one time I finger-banged a mermaid. ...No I'm dead fucking serious you guys!" - George Washington, 1665