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A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle: Does the Military ever do anything right?

A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle

"I cast my lot with a Marine and where he was, was home to me." ~ Anonymous.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Does the Military ever do anything right?

Ok, so there is an old adage in the military that everything is subject to change (usually without notice).

Well, welcome to military life. We are supposed to get a paycheck at the end of each month. We get paid our normal pay the 1st and 15th. Then we get our "per diem" paycheck the last week of the month. My husband and I rely on that check to pay our end of the month bills. We were also using it to save up so we could start paying out house payment on time. (we have been paying it late for like 3 months)

This month, we were supposed to get it and pay our bills then immediately pay our house payment (on time). We just paid the house payment a few weeks ago (late) and this was our month to catch up. Well, the person in charge of processing the per diem claim screwed it up and now we aren't getting it for a while. They can't even say when.

I hate the military some times. They are the only people in the country that can say "sorry you just aren't getting paid, we'll get back to you" Did you know that that is actually illegal for companies to do? You can be paid early, but you can't be paid late, except in the military. No wonder our government is so screwy sometimes...

I really wanted to be caught up, financially, this month. It's such a bummer to be at the will of some of the stupidest people on earth. And what makes it worse is that the person who screwed it up doesn't even get in trouble or suffer a consequence. He is active duty, which means he isn't deployed and doesn't get a per diem. It's no skin off his back to not have that paycheck come, it doesn't even matter to him. I bet if he was relying on that money, he would double check his work before submitting it to be processed.

AAAHHHGGG! Military life sucks sometimes.

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