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Old October 4, 2006, 06:33 AM   #26
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Networking is good, I'd rather base it on reputation rather than hobnobbing with like minded people sometimes. I can personally tell you that there is a healthy percentage of untrained Retired military out there now.
Yeah. Speaking as a business owner, they're all going to do better than you are. Reputation is a maintenance and an exit strategy, not an entry strategy.


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You can lob a mean grenade but it doesn't translate too well on the civilian market.
Yes. You're making that quite clear.

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Old October 4, 2006, 09:41 PM   #27
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As a fifteen-year self-employed entrapraneaur, I have created and sold a successfull business that will be ten years old next year, defying the odds.
There is nothing sweeter than having the marketplace vindicate your efforts by the sale of your business.

Your pension income will make you a fierce competitor. Unlike your competition, you will not have to make money, a wonderful luxury.

GO FOR IT! Do not listen to nay-sayers, wife and/or family especially. These work-a-day schmucks will always come up with all kinds of reasons why you shouldn't take a reasonable risk. Ignore them like the plague.

Let's say you go for it and flop. You lose a little money. So what, you'll make more. You had fun. You learned a lot. But best of all, when you're 85 years old you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you gave it your best shot. Priceless.

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Old October 5, 2006, 05:30 AM   #28
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Jammer Six I couldn't agree with you more. No offence to lobbing a mean grenade, we need those kind of guys. You should of heard the squalling and crying during the first gulf war build up, the staff needed guys to do the killing to get there.
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Old October 5, 2006, 07:25 AM   #29
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You'll do, Sarge. Note the cap.

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