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  •  You hit the nail on the head. (8+ / 0-)

    The work of Michelle Obama and hundred, if not thousands, of military spouses, is beginning to change some of that but the fact is that military spouses will never be on the same footing as a men and women that live in the local community.

    I often wonder what I will do when my husband finishes his career, if I am even hireable after all this time out of the job market.

    •  ...and back to the point of your diary :) (1+ / 0-)
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      angelajean

      I do like the idea of a pro-active network for active and retired military spouses.

      I'm not into the "I shouldn't have to experience this problem at all" idea because a military career is a lifestyle choice that anyone entering into understands represents some pluses and minuses.

      That being said anything that we can do to expand opportunities for those who are experiencing the "fun" of relocation and new employment needs is a great positive. Good diary in that regard angelajean.

      Wonders are many, but none so wonderful as man.

      by Morgan Sandlin on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 11:39:37 AM PST

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    •  It can be difficult (5+ / 0-)

      even around military bases with large retirement communities. The local employers realize that what most retirees want ( at least initially) is to replace the pay they lose when they retire. That can keep wages artificially low in some fields.
      Although it is difficult to translate your skills and volunteer work( yes especially the work you do with the family members of those deployed with your husbands unit) it is becoming more and more appreciated. Sometimes the hardest part is to stop using some of the slang so common to the services.

      Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. Mohandas Gandhi

      by onceasgt on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 12:21:15 PM PST

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