is military service fun? i heard it's been getting easier these years as well.
hokxj wrote:I'm currently studying, 1st yr uni in australia, but im thinking of going back to tw jst for military service.
i actually WANT to be conscripted. I mean there are heaps of benefits for me: i can visit in the future without having to leave by a certain date improve my mando/taiwanese and of course, who doesnt want to look ripped?
so, im an abc, im fluent in english, semi fluent in Mandarin,taiwanese and japanese, i can read a few characters, but cant write very well, but i can listen and speak well. so what I want to know is, if i were to be conscripted, what kind of job would I get? I would definitely prefer to be in a more physical area (i heard you get worked the hardest in the navy, so I want navy) as opposed to something like a translator. and also, is military service fun? i heard it's been getting easier these years as well.
Satellite TV wrote:Well you would get guard duty, standing at gates 12 hour shifts. You would not be doing any translating as firstly you arent fluent in the local language either written or spoken. You don't get to choose your job, you get told what to do.
Just finish your Uni first then run back to do your civic duty if you must.
Deuce Dropper wrote:I know of people who have gotten desk jobs in the army during their conscription, working at a computer and the like, but they were CS grads with plans of graduate school.
That is about as interesting as it gets and probably demands a fair amount of guanxi to score such a gig.
If I were you, I'd finish school, but if that is something you really aren't keen on doing, see if you can use your English skills or overseas experience to land a post that is a little more interesting than standing at the doorway of a base all day.
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