Quote from cacentralvalley
Thank you so much Yammer. Do you get any down time on the weekends to catch up on laundry and studying?
Down time is very little. We get back to the dorms around 1900. Additional group duties/meetings can take away personal time. I am usually in my room around 2000. Each evening we have reading assignments, computer tests and additional project. The laundry facilities on each floor is free and it is not an issue.
This week we have had three days in a row of PT (strength, 5k, and endurance) and many of us have not had the chance to wash our PT gear - we stank mighty bad!!
COT is not hard! They pile tons of stuff on you and you really have to priortize what you can and cannot do. It is a test to see how you can deal with stress and work as a team. There are many leadership breakdowns at every level and it can frustrate the hell out of you, but you shut up an color!
The biggest issue I have is the amount of money we are required to spend. Every few days we go back to afes/shoppette and put down another $50 to $100 and it never ends. As officers we pay for our uniforms and the group leadership comes out with new requirements on a daily basis and changes all the time!!
You have one thing you can control when you step onto maxwell, your attitude. Show up with a positive attitude and understand you will mess up and you will get yelled at (corrected). It is not personal and it is for your own good. This experience can be as good or bad as you decide. We came here of our own free will and many of us fought to get here,so embraceit and learn from it. I myself an grateful to be here and would do it all over again ifgiven the chance.