Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 1
Bruce,

On the Guard side, we are the political football every month. We submit our pay, the unit doesn't have enough pay days in their bucket to pay us, we wait for a CR from the president or congress and we eventually get paid sometimes 2 months later. It's a really really sad state of affairs. I don't see myself doing 20 years. People say the pension and the tricare is worth it, but by the time I'm 60 (27 years from now) I doubt these things will exist in the form that they do today. With their new "blended" retirement which includes a 5% match at least, I'll walk away with something. If given the opportunity before 10 years hits, I'd get out. It's just to much hassle for such little pay and that's not taking into account how much money it takes away from my civilian job.
Print the post  

Announcements

Disclaimer:
In accordance with IRS Circular 230, you cannot use the contents of any post on The Motley Fool's message boards to avoid tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.