For me it was the choice of jobs. While I don't regret going infantry when I first joined up, I learned later that I could have selected any job I wanted. The recruiter was kind of quiet about that and "pushed" combat arms. Again, I think I'm a better person for spending four years in the infantry, but it would have been nice to have had all my options laid out for me, instead of what (apparently) the recruiter needed to fill.
My recruiter was great. He worked hard to take good care of me, and I was definitely a pain. 5 years later, I became a recruiter, and my old recruiter was actually the Officer recruiting flight chief. In my 4 years as a recruiter, I will admit, regrettably...I lied ONE time to an applicant. A few days later told her that I wasn't truthful and apologized. She still shipped to BMT. In regards to CW5 Montgomery's comment, yes recruiters are pressured very hard to fill certain vacancies. One of the biggest injustices I ever saw was an applicant that had a 96 ASVAB, and passed the DLAB for linguist. It was the end of the month, with no linguist jobs left, but the SQ wanted to win the completion points for the Group so they booked the kid a services job to win the comp points with a 93 and above ASVAB applicant. Luckily, I had a good friend at the job bank at basic and convinced this kid I would take care of him. When he arrived at basic, he got his job swapped to linguist.
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