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Recruiting station back to using scare tactics

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This is the same recruiting station that was revamped 3 years ago for using "scare tactics" to get people into the Army. It looks as though the "revamp" didn't sink in during some instances.

Army Recruiters Used Scare Tactics
post #2 of 10
I don't know how many recruiters are at this particular station. Rather than there being a problem with the station as a whole, it's specifically about two individual recruiters (3 years apart) who are obviously unsuited to the job.

There are bad apples in every profession.
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I don't know how many recruiters are at this particular station. Rather than there being a problem with the station as a whole, it's specifically about two individual recruiters (3 years apart) who are obviously unsuited to the job.

There are bad apples in every profession.
I want to agree with you. But if you turn the coin over, out of the thousands of recruiting stations, the recurrence of the problem is at exactly the same place? It sounds just a bit fishy!
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But if you turn the coin over, out of the thousands of recruiting stations, the recurrence of the problem is at exactly the same place? It sounds just a bit fishy!

Hey, stranger things have happened!
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Hey, stranger things have happened!
Way too true. Sometimes we just have to accept that coincidences happen.
post #6 of 10
That is a terrible thing to do to a young person. I am glad they are catching these guys. The army puts a lot of pressure for them to make their numbers. They have even reduced the criteria and all sorts of things to until they reach their numbers.
post #7 of 10
I knew a recruiter once, and I thought he was a decent guy. Though this was before the Iraq war. I think the army gives these people too much free reign on how they make their numbers, and too much pressure to make their numbers. Lack of oversight combined with overly high goals is not a good combination. People get the idea that they've been given sanction to do whatever needs to be done. I say "people" because it's not confined just to the army.
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I knew a recruiter once, and I thought he was a decent guy. Though this was before the Iraq war. I think the army gives these people too much free reign on how they make their numbers, and too much pressure to make their numbers. Lack of oversight combined with overly high goals is not a good combination. People get the idea that they've been given sanction to do whatever needs to be done. I say "people" because it's not confined just to the army.
I agree it is a horrible combination.
post #9 of 10
I just talked to my husband. He joined the military over 20 years ago and he said until you actually get sworn in, you are not officially in the military. HOWEVER....IF they DID get sworn in at the recruitment office, and DID get part of their enlistment bonus, then it could be legitiment and they could have a warrent out for them. The swearing in usually didn't happen until bootcamp, but that was years ago. They could be swearing them in in the recruitment station now that we are at war, so then it would be a crime to decide to not go.
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When I signed up, we were sworn in at the AFEES station, which is (or was, it might be something else now) like the regional "all services" recruiting office. It had to be done by a company grade officer, if I remember correctly. And we were sworn in again at bootcamp. I guess the Marines just didn't trust that Navy Officer at AFEES to do it right
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