Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Zero to Zero

New recruiting month has started, as has a whole new recruiting year. This is a time of such possibility and hope. I've been the World's Worst Recruiter for the past two months. With any luck that will change with a quickness. Today, if the recruiting gods do not interfere, I shall have a nice, simple IRR-TPU contract write. Thus letting me start the month off with a whole number. Mr. Mayer's hearing waiver was approved, so now I just need for the BC to approve his DUI waiver and he'll be in. That should happen this week.

So, in the course of, maybe, if I'm lucky, five days I will go from an anchor on the company to being the top producer. I will go from having to fill out Excel spreadsheets detailing how I suck to being asked to help other people put people into the Army. Recruiting really does just come down to chance. There are things that a recruiter can do to move the odds into their favor. Having a full funnel, lots of COIs, and so on and so on. All those things will, I'm sure, get you through the lean times. But it's only a matter of time before it runs out and you're at zero roller training.

I'm more sure than ever that part of the training to become a 79R is to go through an operation that removes the part of your brain that perceives time, cause, and effect. Anyway, dropped a kid off for the phys this morning so I've been going since about 0330. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Out of curiosity, how much cash do ya'll spend per week on Red Bull to continue to do you job? Or alcohol to drown your sorrows in?

I don't mean that last one offensively, by the way. If I did your job I'd be drunk every second I wasn't at work. Which is about one day a week from what I understand. If even that.

Hooray for deployment. lol

Mauser*Girl said...

I wouldn't know bout SSG B but before my better half had to go to the hospital for his ulcer he was up to three packs of smokes a day, three pots of coffee, and two rum-and-cokes at night to counteract the coffee.

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