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Globe Staff / September 27, 2009
Brian Robinson has never had a hard time landing jobs, but he has had a hard time keeping them. Since he left the Marines nine years ago, Robinson estimates he has held about 20 jobs, as diverse as selling furniture and throwing drunks out of bars. But nothing has fulfilled him like the Marines. Read the entire story here: http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2009/09/27/military_experience_some_find_is_tough_to_translate_on_resumes/
It is a problem to adapt to the "no rules" kind of civilian life after service. I got out after serving as an infantryman in WW II a bit early because my college offered me an "instructor's" job. My classes included vets older than I and just out of high schoolers. The contrast was very great and I suspect I was a bit rough on some "kids". Only threw an eraser once!