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07-25-08, 06:29 AM #1
Do you get your signing bonus the moment you enlist (if you're on a 1 year delay) or when you actually go to boot camp? I only ask because if you get it when you sign the contract and have that extra year, I'd probably get LASEK eye surgery before heading to boot. thank you
07-25-08, 06:53 AM #2
Nope....you go to boot camp...become a Marine....go to MOS school....graduate...then you get a bonus if you were contracted for one.
Do a search on Lasik Surgery in the Poolee Forum or Ask A Marine before you proceed!
07-25-08, 08:03 AM #3
Way back when (HAHAHAHAHA!) - you had to either be all the way through your training (Boot Camp, MOS schools) or have 6 months OJT and then it's TAXED.
07-25-08, 09:50 AM #4
http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=28025 is good reading!
And we can't forget this one:
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07-26-08, 11:10 AM #5
Thanks for the info everyone. That answers my question. I did a search on Lasik and it seems to be a problem ... I guess its a moot point now though anyway since I wouldn't be able to afford it without the enlistment bonus. (Just a note- I was considering Lasek, which is done without creating a flap unlike Lasik which involves cutting a flap). davblay, I'll check out those links right now.
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