That is what our veterans, veterans like me, hear upon our exit from active duty. We are told, upon entering civilian life, that companies all over the United States LOVE to hire veterans because of their qualities in leadership (33%), teamwork (22%), discipline (25%), can-do attitude (10%), and maturity (9%). So, why is it that my four years of active duty (including one deployment overseas, requiring hazardous duty pay for being in a warzone), was only able to get me a retail job barely making ends meet?
After my exit from active duty (as well as my husband's exit from the military), the BEST job I could find after we moved was working at a nationwide drugstore barely making enough money for bills (we were living with my mother for TWO years after our enlistment contracts were up).
Why is it that I can't find a job that "loves to hire veterans" where I live in Texas? Doesn't my time mean anything? Does it?!
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