We all know before we start our national service that it’s not going to be the most fun experience. And that’s just because of the stories that you hear going around all the time, and well, the pay. However, there are also some things that people don’t usually tell you that you’re going to want to be prepared for.
Your Parents Are Going To Abandon You
Yes, this is one of the more hard hitting things that can happen during your national service. For some it happens right at the start and for others it happens somewhere in the middle, but in either case, your parents realize that you’re now earning an income of your own and they stop supporting you financially. Now it’s just you and your 559.
There’s Going To Be Someone Who Tries To Give You A Tough Time
Once you’ve started working, you’ll realize that you can’t get along with everyone. That includes both supervisors and your fellow service personnel. Noticing that your colleagues don’t like can make for some uncomfortable situations but things rarely ever escalate.
People Asking About What Comes After Your National Service
Another pet peeve with regards to the whole period is that people are going to keep asking you about what comes after your service period. People ask like they had things figured out when they were at that age.