Originally posted by Wildmojo:
SSG T.- lol, Roger that. There is a reason we say embrace the suck. Like I said, I was just venting originally. The TLA got taken care of, I just thought it was a crappy situation to put all of us who were new to the island in. Actually, I ended up having to get a small AER loan to have money to feed the family and pay for gas. Hopefully I can get some new info this week about my reclass packet, the holidays definitely haven't. I got word back about the Unit Armorer class that I put in for, so that is a plus. I'm about to submit my WLC packet as well. Crossing my fingers. I do appreciate all of your comments though guys. I just have to try to be positive. They just don't make it easy.
I do not know what rank you are currently and how many times you have PCSed in your seven years but its heartbreaking to read about one of our own needing AER loans (for your years in and for that reason) to make ends meet.
I hope you have taken a financial budget class; as well as applying for food stamps. Even though its rough for most of us to support families with our pay; the pay is still sufficient enough to live within our means and to get out of the "living to paycheck to paycheck" stumbling block. Years that I have received good tax returns, I have used that to pay down bills and to save.
On another note, I never had issues with TLA/DLA and sorry you had to experience that. In Korea, I was very fortunate on getting my TLA payments on time after living at the base hotel for over a month. I just ensured I submitted my TLA ASAP when required.