Posted on Jun 22, 2015
SSG Izzy Abbass
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Many schools and companies call themselves Veteran Friendly but really shouldn't we be looking for those institutions that our truly Veteran Supportive? Anyone can be friendly. Supportive requires further steps. Here's what we put together for CO-ACME http://www.co-acme.org/#!studentinfo/c1yon and here's an article I wrotehttp://http://www.everyveteranhired.com/just-like-success-in-the-military-success-in-the-job-search-takes-good-intel/ Curious to know what your thoughts are
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CPT Pedro Meza
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SSG Izzy Abbass, I was hired a teacher because I was a veteran and a reserve soldier under the Troops to School program, but was constantly told that I was too strict and put high expectations on my students, and that parents expected that I give their children Love, also that teachers like me should stick to college students or military schools.
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SSG Izzy Abbass
SSG Izzy Abbass
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Sounds like you were being told to be their parent rather than a teacher. Of course, seems like a good parent would include high expectations and being a bit strict. I might be old fashioned in that sense.
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CPT Pedro Meza
CPT Pedro Meza
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SSG Izzy Abbass - But the Asian parents were a different aspect, they told me teach my child, no be nice! What a crazy world. I am very proud of all my Asian students and their parents. Had a parent slap her son for being disrespectful to me.
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SSG Izzy Abbass
SSG Izzy Abbass
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LOL - I see this all the time and I find it funny that my kids get ribbons for participating as big as those who come in first.
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SrA Nathan Roberts
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I agree. "Friendly" & "Supportive" are, definitively different. "Friendly" simply indicates that they are accepting of veterans, whereas "Supportive" indicates they are willing to do whatever they can to help said veteran.
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SSG Izzy Abbass
SSG Izzy Abbass
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Well said. On an individual level I equate friendly with putting a yellow ribbon on the back of your car and supportive is something where you give your time and/or money to at a local level.
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SrA Nathan Roberts
SrA Nathan Roberts
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Exactly!
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PO1 John Miller
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Thanks for sharing.
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