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Appreciation Veterans

April 7, 2013

When you read the classifieds or listen to ads, most companies state something along the lines of ‘Veterans preferred’, ‘Will hire Veterans before anyone else’, or ‘Veterans receive top priority’....

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eriklatranyi

Apr-07-13 6:43 AM

Without knowing the specifics, your husband may be a lousy interviewee.

He may wish to seek the help and advice of someone who can improve his resume and practice his interview skills.

Being a veteran does not mean standards go out the window. Your husband's skills and history are important. How he talks about his past is important.

Being a veteran does not get you the job unless the selection comes down to a civilian versus a veteran.....then a veteran will get the position nearly every time.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-07-13 6:45 AM

Keep in mind that our own Department of Homeland Security has stated that returning veterans pose a threat to this nation.

Politicians debating gun control have stated that many veterans cannot be trusted with their Second Amendment rights.

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metalhead

Apr-07-13 6:51 AM

Thank You Sir. SEMPER-FI!

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BornHere

Apr-07-13 7:06 AM

I understand your feelings, I would like to thank your husband for his service to our country.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-07-13 7:47 AM

You're right, Francine.

If the hiring manager is a liberal who spits on our troops and calls them baby-killers, they would probably not hire them.

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CMReeder

Apr-07-13 8:27 AM

Erik you are a liar and disrespectful. Conservatives have continually killed bills that would help veterans. Seeing how most of the business people around here are conservative it is conservatives who spit on hiring a veteran.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-07-13 8:28 AM

Mr. Sanner, Thank you for your service to this country; I wish you the best in finding a job.

As a thought and this may or may not work but sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. There are parts of the country where the job markets are better and maybe you can consider moving to one of them. North Dakota where oil field and support service activities are booming is one. The second is in Texas, where inland from the coast a hundred miles is the Eagleford Shale play that is also active.

Mrs. Sanner, My prayer is that our great and mighty God would bless you and provide for you. May He lead your husband to a job and may He also provide peace, comfort, and joy for you.

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gavinf56

Apr-07-13 8:37 AM

When I was in a position to hire, being a veteran myself I would always offer the job to veterans first over non-veterans.

Just mho, but reading this letter, I think there may be more to this story than just this one side. There are just to many things going on in this letter.

Mrs Sanner, tell your husband that we thank him for his service.

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BornHere

Apr-07-13 9:08 AM

Back in April 2011 we received a letter from the DAV that Republican Paul Ryan and the House of Representatives were going to end my husband's healthcare benefits for his exposure to Agent Orange.

Thanks to the DAV and Veterans across America "Option 35" never happened and my husband's health care continued.

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Alsever

Apr-07-13 1:39 PM

Being a Veteran should not get anyone a job at anytime. As a Veteran of 6 years in the Army of which 31 months were served in combat in Viet Nam, I can assure you that there are many, many veterans that I would never hire.

Never thought that ANYONE owned me anything for my service nor do I think that anyone owes any other american a d*a*m*n thing for service to this country.

Serving the US of a was and is an Honor and a Priviledge.

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prouddad

Apr-07-13 2:34 PM

Funny that Alsever had to put asterisks in d*a*m*n while the letter-writer was allowed to drop an "s" bomb, which I think is a first for the Sun-Gazette! For the record, I consistently thank our veterans for their service. Even if they believe they were "just doing their job," it's not a job that many of us are equipped or willing to do.

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mikekerstetter

Apr-07-13 4:24 PM

Francine-""Being a veteran does not get you the job unless the selection comes down to a civilian versus a veteran.....then a veteran will get the position nearly every time."

I think that you should provide us with proof of that eriklatranyi, because I for one do not believe that."

Francine, at least here in PA, when you take a civil service test, a VET get's a 10 point bonus on that test. IE a VET can get a score of 110 on their test, while a non-VET can only get a 100. Then when it comes to hiring, if a VET and a non-VET have the same score (keep in mind that the VET in reality had a 10 point lower score, except for that bonus), the VET get's hiring preference.

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mikekerstetter

Apr-07-13 4:27 PM

gavinf56-"Just mho, but reading this letter, I think there may be more to this story than just this one side. There are just to many things going on in this letter."

Gavin, you weren't the only one who had that suspicion. But being a non-VET I didn't want to seem disrespectful and say it.

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BinkJL

Apr-07-13 8:26 PM

My brother is also an Iraqi war Veteran. He did not extend after four years but was at war 3 out of the 4 years he was enlisted. When he returned home the last time he discovered he had some mental health issues and needed help for these issues. He has had an extremely difficult time finding help for these issues and also finding a steady job since his return. We, as his family, appreciate everything he's done for our country, but it doesn't seem like many people truly do. There needs to be so much more assistance to Veterans, whether it be to find employment, doctors, mental health professionals, or anything. They deserve to be treated in a respected, dignified way, as they have laid their lives on the line for our country at one point or another.

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