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44025
12-05-2012, 16:45
I'm wondering what the typical work day for a QP consists of. I'm sure it will vary with the MOS but when the alarm rings in the AM what goes on?

I have read a bunch of books on SF but they tend to focus on Pre-Deployment and deployment.

blue02hd
12-05-2012, 17:12
I'm wondering what the typical work day for a QP consists of. I'm sure it will vary with the MOS but when the alarm rings in the AM what goes on?

I have read a bunch of books on SF but they tend to focus on Pre-Deployment and deployment.

In order for us to accurately answer your question in the manner you would like us to, please provide us an example of what type of response you are looking for. You can use your own typical daily routine as the model with which to instruct us. Make sure you don't leave out any details. Also, as each day can be different from the next, please start with a typical Monday, say at 0400am, and continue on until Sunday, midnight. Don't spare any activities or special occasions. Every detail is important!

Help us help you by demonstration please.

Snaquebite
12-05-2012, 17:40
:munchin

44025
12-05-2012, 18:38
Blue, please excuse my ignorance. I have no experience with the army.
I know the recruiters come to the office and tackle their mission for the day. visiting schools, calling prospects or taking care of paperwork. I'm wondering what an SF soldier with such a vast skill set and intellect does. If its even acceptable to talk about.
I get to work at about 6 AM and prep the boat. I advise the other Deckhands on their duties consistent with the type of fishing trip ahead of us. I collect money and pay the crew. I throw a lot of anchors and Cut a lot of fish. These are some of the things i do when the boat sails. When it's at the dock we do a lot of maintenance. Sanding, painting and more sanding. I also have the prestigious job of changing the oil on the three Caterpillar engines about once a month.:boohoo

Snaquebite
12-05-2012, 18:45
In case you missed it, you were given an assignment.

start with a typical Monday, say at 0400am, and continue on until Sunday, midnight. Don't spare any activities or special occasions. Every detail is important!




Waiting

x SF med
12-06-2012, 10:23
Mboog...

You have 2 choices now, and only one of them is truly acceptable:
1. Answer the query by a QP fully, so that you might get a full answer from a QP
2. Apologize, STFU, do some research, do some PT, study, do more PT, Keep yourself STFU, get to IET/AIT, BAC, SOPC, SFAS (and get selected), get to SFQC (and graduate), get to a TEAM and find out what a day looks like.

I hear a clock ticking.

Troll sends.

44025
12-06-2012, 10:58
My apologies. It seemed like it was an acceptable question, apparently it was not.

Old Dog New Trick
12-06-2012, 11:52
If you don't have anything to do, don't do it here. :rolleyes:

Now, someone get me another cup of coffee! :munchin

blue02hd
12-06-2012, 12:04
M,

The community here is very harsh at times because we have to be. I framed my response to you in an effort to highlight the volume of information you asked us to provide to you, in a virtual world, an absolute stranger. Research research research. Learn it here and now, and understand that if you are serious about this path, you will research research research just about every class, course, topic, village, personality, region, country, TTP, on your own time, prior to asking for help. It is what separates us from other organizations that can summons a staff or research agency to answer their questions for them. Every QP here has devoted much of their personal time to becoming smarter, faster, stronger, and improving our weakest link of the chains that bind us together as a Team.

Your post hits home not only professionally, but personally as well as our time is heavily invested. Why should we freely give it away to someone who doesn't appear to even have taken his own time to try and understand the depth of his own question?

Your post strongly indicates you have not considered your audience. Mentoring is conducted here daily, I still log on to broaden my horizon whenever I can. Frame your questions here carefully, and you will get a response that is equally crafted with care.

Richard
12-06-2012, 12:05
Workdays were 24 hours - most times we were able to get what we needed to get done in 12-18 hours - sometimes less, sometimes not.

Richard :munchin

Old Dog New Trick
12-06-2012, 12:25
M,

The community here is very harsh at times because we have to be. I framed my response to you in an effort to highlight the volume of information you asked us to provide to you, in a virtual world, an absolute stranger. Research research research. Learn it here and now, and understand that if you are serious about this path, you will research research research just about every class, course, topic, village, personality, region, country, TTP, on your own time, prior to asking for help. It is what separates us from other organizations that can summons a staff or research agency to answer their questions for them. Every QP here has devoted much of their personal time to becoming smarter, faster, stronger, and improving our weakest link of the chains that bind us together as a Team.

Your post hits home not only professionally, but personally as well as our time is heavily invested. Why should we freely give it away to someone who doesn't appear to even have taken his own time to try and understand the depth of his own question?

Your post strongly indicates you have not considered your audience. Mentoring is conducted here daily, I still log on to broaden my horizon whenever I can. Frame your questions here carefully, and you will get a response that is equally crafted with care.

Well stated but, still too many variables.

There were no "typical" days, some routine, but not typical, and every team had different responsibilities whether in garrison, the field, or on deployment.

While the road to get there is difficult, the reward often is still only what each person makes of it. If it's a "schedule" this person is looking for, SF is probably not the best fit. As most QPs know, being flexible is still too ridged for the fluidity needed to accomplish the mission. You can't put a time stamp on that.

bluebb
12-06-2012, 14:33
Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream :D

Blue

44025
12-06-2012, 14:53
M,

The community here is very harsh at times because we have to be. I framed my response to you in an effort to highlight the volume of information you asked us to provide to you, in a virtual world, an absolute stranger. Research research research. Learn it here and now, and understand that if you are serious about this path, you will research research research just about every class, course, topic, village, personality, region, country, TTP, on your own time, prior to asking for help. It is what separates us from other organizations that can summons a staff or research agency to answer their questions for them. Every QP here has devoted much of their personal time to becoming smarter, faster, stronger, and improving our weakest link of the chains that bind us together as a Team.

Your post hits home not only professionally, but personally as well as our time is heavily invested. Why should we freely give it away to someone who doesn't appear to even have taken his own time to try and understand the depth of his own question?

Your post strongly indicates you have not considered your audience. Mentoring is conducted here daily, I still log on to broaden my horizon whenever I can. Frame your questions here carefully, and you will get a response that is equally crafted with care.

Understood, thank you.

head
12-06-2012, 17:31
The day usually started like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFsMguGrUVo ..the rest is just a blur.

Peregrino
12-06-2012, 21:59
One more Monday this week and I can pour a couple fingers of W2O and prop my feet up (unless something "interesting" happens). When was the last time you had a predictable Monday Mboog? (Actually, today was pretty good for a change - some of our members here did a smashup job of setting up/supporting the SF Sniper Competition and I got to take the afternoon off to go see how our Regimental Brethren were doing!)

Guy
12-06-2012, 22:53
I have to wear a watch which displays the days of the week (Sat-Fri);

Your Monday is my Saturday. The Afghan Friday is our (CONUS folks) Sunday. However, some CONUS folks which are OCONUS still, observe Sunday CONUS or OCONUS thus, some offices are closed on Sunday and/or Friday depending on who's in command and whom 'Sunday', we're observing.

BLUF:

Monday-Thursday is the best time too get work done IF, you can remember those days!:o

I know this may sound like it doesn't make sense. However, trying to explain a "typical" workday in SF is what I just tried to do.:D

Stay safe.

charlietwo
12-06-2012, 23:09
Looking back, I can't remember any team time where I thought "This is getting tedious."

Now that I think about it, every moment was either in preparation for another moment, or actively performing a task you had prepared for. Good times.

1stindoor
12-07-2012, 10:18
...and as I near retirement, I pause to remember that I was only as good as my last deployment, mission, briefing, etc.