But I don't see what the issue is. I'm in a group on Facebook for people in my MOS. Someone (a male E5 I am guessing) asked how can be to about getting his date for ALC changed cause his wife is having a baby on the 18th of May and his school date is for the 28th of May. I told him that I wasn't trying to be rude but that's just an estimate, blah blah, she could have it earlier and just knock out the school and go back home. It's just a few weeks. I believe it's 6? He then said "we have a 4 year old, were in Alaska and she has no family support system". So I just said that I'll take his date and that his wife is a big girl-she'll be okay. Now people are all like "that's not nice! That's toxic leadership!" Not to only me cause I said I would take his spot but someone else cause they said he wanted to be an E6 and not a SSG.
This is how I see it: it's a friggin school that not even that long. Get the school done and call it a day. They're saying "have empathy". Maybe I'm bitter lol but when I has my child, I went home by myself and was home for all but 1 week by myself with my newborn. I went to field problems, deployed, duties and didn't once say I can't because of no family support. So if any vets or hell, veteran wives think otherwise-tell me if that isn't "nice". Because I'm sure plenty husbands have left and the women had to so it all on their own for far longer than 6 weeks. Oh, be also said he wants to go warrant. :/ do what you want but I still think its stupid and borderline whiney babyish.
on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM