Locking Horns with AF Recruitor
Hello to All Sorry if i Make a mistake or two as i am relatively new.
Just thought I put up the situation I am currently in right now to see if maybe anyone could help.
Alright First off Heres a little info about myself. I am 18y/o Female with a EMT-Basic License who is looking to do Fire Protection.
I have always planned on joining the AF after high school. I took an EMT Basic course my senior year and enjoyed it a lot and got to work with ambulances companies and the fire Dept. I've decided its something i really want to do.
I Officially entered Air Force DEP in May and as of now my Leave date is November 1st 2011. I have no job. When i was at MEPS i only made a list of 5 jobs i liked because I didnt have my drivers license and diploma which they needed for me to get qualifed for more jobs, so i signed no job paperwork. I have talked to my recruitor multiple times insisting i want to do fire protection. At this point i am disqualifed because i couldnt lift enough weight. I really dont have a problem with the weight its the quick snapping motion with my wrists to get the weight over my head. Once i flip the weight im fine. I have talked to him multiple times requesting that I go back to MEPS to retest. (since he says i could). I scored high on the asvab 76? with most scores in the 80s. But because i scored highest in mechanical he wants me to do open mechanical. I dont want to do OPEN anything. He is leaving this post in december and really does seem to care about getting recruits. I have a feeling he has meet his qouta for the year with the amout of kids we have in DEP right now. He does not answer his phone calls and doesnt delete his old voicemails so you cant leave a message. We never have a DEP meeting without it being rescheduled 3 times (infact i missed the last one because of it). He can never give me a straight answer and he is NEVER in his office. Now one job i did qualify for was Heavy Matience - Firetruck. Which I wouldnt mine doing but rumors from multiple people already service tell me this is not the way to go Because its in the category "Heavy Matience" They can have me fixing anything under the sun and techincally if your not doing the job you signed for you cannot promote. Not that he even listened to me when i Mentioned it. According to other people in DEP this is just his usual behavior. Finally 2 weeks ago he told me we would sit down soon and talk jobs...Mechanical Jobs to be specific, I told him that i didnt want that and he didnt take me seriosuly. So I called him 2 days later (and left a message since he didnt asnwer the phone again) stating specifically that I wanted to get qualfied and do Fire Protection or else i'd start reconsidering because at this point I can still withdraw from DEP (which i really dont want to do). He called me but I was out of town but he didnt leave a message. So I called him today and you guessed it he didnt answer.
I Understand Fire protection is hard to get But My leave date isnt until next the Fiscal Year which should mean more spots correct? So if i could just get qualifed maybe it could get worked out, I am willing to wait. Although I really do not want to jump services I have considered 68W in the Army if this doesnt work out. Since I want to do Fire or Emergency Medical and the army is better about giving signed contracts before basic training.
I really want to serve but I don't see were it does anyone any good if I am not happy with the job I do.
Input/Help is greatly appreciated