First new orders, then movers, then a long plane ride and studying for a driver’s test. Finally, you are all settled and think that the final step — job searching — is easy, but soon discover the challenges of finding employment overseas.
You walk into work, sit down at your desk and get started on your long list of tasks you need to complete by the end of the day. You glance over at your clock to notice the day is already halfway over. You decide to eat at your desk or skip lunch completely to save time.
Thanksgiving is a time to remember what we are thankful for — family, friends, a home, a steady job, our health, our freedom. It is also a chance to give back to those who selflessly serve the United States and their families. Many organizations are doing just that, and they need your help!
Aside from what you see in movies, what do you know about the military?
It turns out there’s a pretty big knowledge gap nowadays when it comes to what civilians know about military life. Young people especially seem to have a lot of misconceptions about what it’s like to serve.
If you were hired to a permanent position after November 26, 2015 as a new Federal employee, your probationary period now ends November 25, 2017. This change came in the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act. Prior to this change, most new DoD hires had a one-year probationary period.