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02 February 2004 @ 07:57 pm
My first real award in the Military.

"SPC Carnes was the pre-eminent component involved in Delta Troop's 2003 Command Inspection Program (CIP), selflessly and voluntarily sacrificing his time and expansive knowledge in an exhaustive attempt to procure an all 'green' from the CIP inspectors. There remains not the slightest imitation of doubt that, were it not for his ceaseless efforts, the successes that the Troop enjoyed would have been significantly fewer. The S-3 even authored bullets that focused solely on SPC Carnes' and his phenomenal organizational skills."

I'm proud of it. Though i still feel like i've been bought off..


DA 638 (front)

DA 638 (back)

Current Mood: proud
bciac on February 2nd, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)

Yeah, but that is how life is, at least they tried to buy you off. But at least its much more rewarding than being blown off after they use you? You just have to look for the good in each situation.

The fact of the matter is, if a company finds someone with a good work ethic (you, dan, and I are excellent examples), they will merely use us accordingly, and the fact of the matter is that upper management just sees us as assets on the balance sheet. I guess we all react differently to this knowledge.

My own personal belief is that I will give my employer my all, which is better than 99% of most employers deserve, but as with most things that I do I put a lot of emphasis on the principles of the situation. But I will give no employer my loyalty unless they earn it. Just as I am an asset to them, they are a paycheck to me, and if they don't promote me according to my work and skill they can forget it because I'm out. Its still a shame that people like us feel obliged to get the job done even when we have to do much more than we should be required to do (I could write a novel about doing my own job and the jobs of the other RAs as well).
Danwarraven on February 2nd, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
lol, i'm glad you tried to use some army lingo ;) too bad you spelled it wrong,lol

bciac on February 2nd, 2004 06:38 pm (UTC)
Umm, yeah I was just getting back from the gym, so uhhh, I was "saying" it while out of breath, yeah, thats it... ;-)

Ok, fine, I misspelled it :-p

Carnestibman on February 3rd, 2004 08:50 pm (UTC)
Huah works too.. just stray from Hoo-Rah! (Marines)

I'd fight with em, just wouldn't want to be one.
Danwarraven on February 5th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC)
yeah, i know.. jarheads.. good warriors, but not big on personality
bciac on February 6th, 2004 11:02 pm (UTC)
Did I ever tell you guys that my brother-in-law is in the marine corp?
Danwarraven on February 2nd, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
hey man, don't worry, i got bought off too. but, it'll look good on your dd-214. so, even if you feel like they bought you off, eventually it'll give you the one up on someone.
prettierinpinkprettierinpink on February 2nd, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
well they can just bugger off
man, sean, don't listen to those fuck-heads. way to go man, totally awesome you SO got an award, and you NEVER go to work. all i can say...i'm jealous, let's buy ice cream to celebrate. congrats, hugs, kisses, et all.