There are a lot of people who think the army isn't family friendly. I don't understand why. Do they not know all the benefits and resources that we, as family members, have?
What other job do you know where your spouses employer will help pay for your education? Military Spouse and Family education assistance
What other job do you know where your spouses employer has a career center to help you get a job? Military Spouse Career Center
What other job do you know where your spouses employer will help back you and finance your home? Military Home Loan Center
We as families have access to so many resources!!
When we were in Colorado, finance had messed up my husbands pay really bad to make it look like he owed the Army money. For about 2 months while he was first deployed that time, we got paid maybe $200. My phone was about to get shut off, I had no money for food, and my car was about to be repossessed. His command got me the help I needed until finance fixed the problem. My phone was paid in full, my car payment was paid in full for 2 months and we were given food vouchers. They also gave me a $700 check to make car repairs and to go home because my mom was severely ill. I DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY BACK ONE PENNY BECAUSE I AM A MILITARY SPOUSE. What other job do you know that will help their employees family like that?
Just because my husband may miss birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or school ceremonies, it doesn't mean the army isn't family friendly. I think they more than make up for that in other ways. And if there are those who don't see the benefits we have and aren't grateful for what we do get, when no other job would do what the military does for us, than maybe another career should be sought.
JUST MY OPINION /rant =)