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Just got ATC as my job... unsure...

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Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:23 am
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:33 am
Hey there.

Story goes I just got ATC as my AFSC. Contract is there just needs to be signed. I am having one big issue though. From the very beginning I made it clear that I was only interested in 4 year jobs not 6. I only found out today that ATC is a 6 year job after I seen the contract. No one had ever told me that this and some other jobs I listed were 6 year jobs even at MEPS where I stated to the liaison that I was only interested in 4 year jobs. He gave me a sheet and said pick from these so I presumed (being a fool of course) that these were all 4 year job contracts. Little did I know they were not.

What can I do? If I say no my recruiter told me I will be DEP Discharged because this was my 3rd pick on my dream sheet and that there is nothing she can really do about it. I honestly have no idea what to do. Being honest I only want to join for the education and I have seen a lot of people online saying a 6 year contract is not worth it. The advancement in rank means little even in terms of money. Am I able to lets say get out of this and go to lets say the Navy instead or what other options do I have at this point? I was pumped for going but now my mind is just not in it. The fact that it was never said to me is just downright sneaky and I feel a little cheated.

What advice do you guys have for me?

Thanks for your help and advice.


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