I forgot what it was like to be on a base that has real exercises. Oh yea, in case you didn't know....a military exercise is basically like practicing war on base. For the past 5 years, we lived off base. Not to mention, it was a training base so their exercises were WAY different than at a "real" lol base. I went to the post office today and had to show my id to get in the door just to check my mail. Now really? If a terrorist decides to hit the base, I'm thinking the post office isn't high on the list. Next I went to the bx but didn't have to show anything to get in the door. hhmmmm I think a 3 story building (kinda like a mini-mall....the commissary and food court are there too) would be a more likely target. After that, I went to the Arts & Crafts Center. yep, had to show my id there too. Now I know its just the military policy and you are supposed to have to show your id everywhere you go during an exercise. I know the rules. I worked on base for a few years myself. I just think its silly where they DIDN'T check ids.
Oh, speaking of jobs....here's an update. I printed out the gazillion page application. Ok, its more like 20 - 30 but STILL thats a lot! Not to mention, the info they ask for is repetitive. I sssooo wanted to say, "See SAME ANSWER on pg 14." lol I can't even turn in my application until I have a copy of my high school diploma or a letter from the school saying I received a high school diploma. How crazy is that?! One guy I talked to said he even had a college degree to show them but no high school diploma proof. They wouldn't accept that. Oh well, rules are rules, no matter how stupid I think they are. I called my mom and asked her to stop by the high school and get my proof. They told her that she needed a notarized letter saying that I gave her my permission to pick up a copy of my diploma or my transcripts. Ok, gee, wouldn't it just be easier if I sent a letter requesting needed info directly to the school? That would save time. Then they can send it directly to me. So, I'm looking at a minimum of 15 days before I can have all the paperwork needed to apply for a job. I just hope that the 2 jobs I want to apply for are still open when this is all said & done. I guess if its meant to be for me to have a job, then everything will work out.