Now I can’t really say what I want to the people that don’t respect the military because I have family reading this, but I can share my experiences and why it upsets me. This is not my normal day of posting my blog but special circumstances arose. I thought the best thing would be to write in the heat of the moment so here it goes.
The first incident happened a few weeks ago when I went out drinking with a girlfriend. We were having a good time till a guy came up and was hitting on my friend. I already had a problem with this because we were having a girls night and I was not about to spend my night being a third wheel. They were chatting -for the life of me I do not remember what about- but I felt it was relevant to butt in and mention my husband was a Marine. He got all wide eyed and said, “That is aggressive. That comment was aggressive. They are aggressive”. I am sorry but I took offense to that. Now I am not an aggressive person but THAT comment almost made me aggressive. I was speechless. I had no idea what to say. I have NEVER had my husband or the military disrespected like that to my face before.
This next experience just happened to me today and had my blood boiling. I am not one to call out a company and talk trash but I will never respect a company that does not acknowledge the military and their families. I recently was offered a job at Macy’s that I was over the moon about! It was for one of their prestigious designer makeup brands. It was all official! I got the call a week ago that I received the job, they were offering above minimum wage because of my makeup experience, it was full time, and I was going in today to sign the paperwork, or so I thought. I get there, a lady takes me back to start the paperwork and I inform her of the trip my husband and I have been planning for months. My husband missed my 21st birthday and so to make up for it we have a BIG Vegas trip planned and we would also be celebrating our two year wedding anniversary. That trip was planned to be between Christmas and New Years. Not to mention it was only for four days and it is already booked. I told her about it because that is what you are suppose to do when you start a new job, inform them of any upcoming trips. Little did I know that made her revoke the job offer.
I have never been so furious in my life. Mind you, I did tell her my husband is military, has been deployed, and it would be for our anniversary. She responded with “I’m sorry but we do not allow anyone to take vacation in December with the holidays. This is not going to work, we have to revoke the offer”. I get it. I’ve worked retail before, I know many stores have this policy. I truly thought it would be different because he is RISKING HIS LIFE TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY.
In the end, yes I could have changed the day of our trip but it meant something to us. I also do not want to work for a company that does not respect the military and their families. That is definitely one company that will not be getting my business. I do understand that people do not agree with the government. Such as, how much we spend on the military, what we are doing with the military BUT you DO have to respect the men and women that are fighting for us. For the sacrifices not only they make but also their families make for us.
Now that is all I have to say on that subject, for now.