The first year is suppose to be the worse because they are trying to get themselves out there. Also depending on the office they can get some weekends off and they will be home most nights even if it's late. Also holidays they have off for the most part and don't deploy. So there are good things that come from it but also bad
The husband of a friend of mine did it ... he got a small town in WI.. It was bad bad bad ju ju for their marriage ... he got himself in a lot of trouble being out at the bars.
In all honesty, the bars in that town are basically where everyone hangs out and Im sure he caught some great numbers being the only Marine Recruiter in town where most of the kids graduate HS but go nowhere ...
but his actions were really rough on his family and it still has lingering effects today
He was kind of a douche though so he put himself in that position ...being "mr.cool" helped him out and screwed him at the same time.
We'll be heading to our RS in a few weeks. My husband got his third choice district and the RS was not one we had requested to be near at all.....New Jersey. lol
I'm honestly not worried. I'm really independent so that will probably work in my favor. Apparently the RSS we're going to also has a super low quota so we shall see....Just trying to keep an open mind at this point.
My husband did a by name request and he ended up in the exact office that he wanted. I absolutely love where we live and the people that he works with. His hours are really not that bad during the week and he rarely works weekends. I think the key is to maintain a positive mindset:). Expect him to work long hours and weekends that way when he doesn't you are pleasantly surprised instead of being let down.
Quotas are low but your area makes a huge difference. I will say some guys get caught up in the single man syndrome. Women in non military towns love a man in uniform and give them lots of attention. The guys are in high schools all the time, at parades, sporting events, concerts etc. Just keep your head up, an open mind and a loving heart.