Should I join the Army?
March 3, 2008 6:04 PM Subscribe
Should I join the Army? I'm 25, talented and looking for something exciting and purposeful to do with my life. Is it a good idea or am I being completely irrational?
posted by anonymous to work & money (35 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a good 1st class degree and have a well paid job working for a large bank in the city. But to be honest really I don't find the job interesting/exciting/rewarding.
I was exploring the armyjobs website and really liked the sound of becoming an officer either with the engineers or intelligence. However, it's such a massive departure from anything I have ever done, or even thought of before I don't think I'm quite ready to discuss it with my family yet, but need some advice.
Leaving my job and joining the army would mean taking a pay cut, leaving the London life and probably scaring my mother half-to-death.
It would be a complete change in my life. Is this really rational thinking?!
Has anyone else thought the same thoughts? Has anyone actually done it and made this kind of life changing decision?
Finally I'm 25, approching 26. Am I too old to start this process?
Many thanks for all advice.