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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-05 02:38 PM
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13. Recruiters are getting worse....
My son felt compelled to join at one point and his lack of a diploma was an issue so he went and finished his GED work. Even with that the criteria they evaluated him on was HIGHER than that they would evaluate the same results from a person with a high school diploma.

For instance (and I don't remember the exact numbers) if a passing grade for a high school grad on a math test was 90%, then a GED student would have to get 95%.

When he went through testing to get into the army he got high enough scores to get in had he produced a high school diploma. But he missed by "just this much" because he had a GED instead.

So this particular recruiter wasn't following the government guidelines at all and was sending this potential recruit down not only the easy path of forgery, but a path where he would be judged a little less harshly on each score.
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