So, in my search for a job post military (because I am currently being medically processed for discharge on an undetermined date) I keep running into the same brick wall. I do not have enough experience or I do not have the right experience. I have been in the Navy for 8 years and worked as a Department Career Counselor (with the NEC to back it) for 4years. Yet every position I call about or apply to tells me the same thing that I do not have the right experience. That I need to start out as an entry level HR associate making less than my wife makes now with no college degree. Are you fu**ing serious. I mean I just do not get it. All you see and hear about is how companies are supposedly committing to hiring veterans but they only want to hire them for the most basic of positions. I mean I do not expect to make what I currently make in the military as that is an unreal expectation (I currently make 53k a year and I know that I would not be able to "walk onto" a company at that level). But expecting more than 14 dollars an hour does not seem rediculous. I would expect, with my experience and education and certifications, to at least be fielding offers at 19+ an hour when applying to jobs. I almost feel disespected by what I am being told. Just needed to rant sorry.