Vic is a character. One of those rare individuals that can only come along in a backwater, urban trailer park nestled into the rough edges of neighborhoods.
Vic had noticed these last several months that a change had come over me. I was walking around wearing a red cap, white shirt, ribbons, and shiny globes. The explanation surprised him. Honestly, the fact that I was giving him an explanation at all was a surprise to me!
“Yes, I am a Marine. Yes, I still serve. No, no actively for the government in a sense that I could get pulled away to war anytime. I wear many hats with the Marine Corps League.”
If Vic had gotten any more curious, he would have been meowing circles around me, then rubbing against all nearby limbs and legs! After listening to me finish my explanation of what a MCL Liaison did with the Marine for Life Network, he scurried away, returning with a jewel of blue collar personal history that he had held onto, and asked me to read it. I am posting a photo of his resume from 1982 that got him a good paying job for many years.
For fun, I have also attached an audio clip of exactly how I read it for him. He absolutely LOVED how I read it. Fun. It’s my middle name! Well, ‘Yobi’ is, er, uh, a nickname actually, the REAL middle name is Paschal. Yes. Paschal. No, Yobi is a nickname. Where did I get it? That is another tale…
Finding steady employment has changed so much in just the last 10 years. Vic hasn’t had to find another job since the one he landed with this! What would he be up against?
For contrast, I am including what I created after what I discovered is the current “resume” about a month ago. Let me tell you, I felt like I was standing at the edge of a WIDE chasm when what it would take me to make this example sank in:
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No need to get tied in knots, however! There are plenty of resources to get you to even this skill level! As veteran, and especially if you are a Marine, there are many paths that will take you where you want to go! Feel free to reach out to either myself or the local Marine For Life Network Representative.
For the San Francisco Area, that would be Patrick Free, contact me for details. I am your Marine Corps League Liaison to a growing network of Marines who are here for Life!
Semper Fi and One Marine=All Marines! Ooh-RAH!!!
Marine Adrian ‘Yobi’ Blumberg
Veterans Memorial Bldg
1105 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA 94578
MCL LFR Det 919