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Sunday, March 14, 2010 15:03 | Richard Bleeker
First I dislike Orientation in general, because most of them tell me a ton of information that I don’t need. Now for the orientation that Al Renteria gave for Southwest Veterans’ Business Resource Center. Was a good orientation. I now know what SVBRC does what its main mission is, but after that I’m a little lost. I fell that half my fault because I don’t really know what I what to do with my live. All I know is I want my own business. One thing that has become a pet peeve is how veterans still talk to each other as if rank is still on are collars


  • Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:44 | Daniel s

    Welcome to SDVBRC. What kind of business do you want to go into? Send me an email when you get a chance. I have some ideas I'd like to share with you.
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  • Friday, March 19, 2010 09:47 | Chip Dykes
    Welcome aboard. As you will find out, the SWVBRC is not here to hand out anything. We are here to help you get what you so rightly deserve. Please feel free to call on me or any other member of the organization anytime.

    As for "talking to each other as if rank is still on our collars", I personally appreciate the title "Marine" as I know I worked hard to earn it. I hope that you won't be offended if I consider you my "Marine Brother"?
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  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010 09:54 | Anthony Swetala
    I feel you, on the lost thing Richard. I too am trying to figure out who I am and what I want to do with my life. I find myself chasing my tail and getting nowhere. I have done so many different career moves since discharging from service, it would make your head spin. Fortunately enough, I have done a large variety of temporary type gigs, and been able to pay my bills. If you find yourself in a pinch, check out Merchandising opportunities. You might be surprised at the money you can make, with no real commitments involved. One of the places I look for these temporary gigs are The Rat Race Rebellion Newsletter. Google it and check it out. It is LIGIT! I have personally made several thousand dollars working with many different companies offered on that website. Good luck Richard and keep pushing on.
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  • Thursday, April 01, 2010 15:46 | Deleted user
    How do you know you don't need it until you hear it. I find that I make my analysis after I've listened. Not before.
    I also worked hard to earn my oak leaf. Nurses training during the early 50's could be considered similiar to boot camp, except it lasted 3 plus years. Not months. Early years in the Navy Nurse Corps also was no piece of cake and a great deal of responsible behavior was expected of you through out the years of service. I consider all that have served a valuable person who very well has something special to contribute to his fellow Veteran, as well as others in the life we spend here on earth.
    Progress always involves risks. You don't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
    Semper Fi.
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