There are likes and dislikes in every job - the army is no different. Here are seven things about the army that soldiers often say they like, and seven they don't.…

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Just under half of soldiers say they like army life, and just under half would recommend it to a friend. Workers in other jobs are more to be satisfied with their work.…

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You're free to join at 16 or 17 with your parents' permission, but you're better off waiting until you're 18. At 18, there are more army jobs to choose from, you're more likely to get through training, and while you wait you get chance now to get the exam results you'll need later.…

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You have a right to leave in the first few months (but not in the first six weeks). Then you have no right to leave for at least four years, sometimes longer. Know the rules before you sign up!…

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If you're under 18 when you join there's a 1 in 3 chance that you won't finish training. You have a better chance of getting through it if you join aged 18 or over, when there's only a 1 in 4 chance of dropping out.…

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The education you get depends on the job you sign up for. If you can, sign up for a trade (mechanic, electrician, welder...). If you end up in an unskilled job like the infantry, you don't get much training/education.…

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On average, soldiers stay in the army for about 8 years.…

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The answer depends on the kind of job you have in the army and whether you are sent to war.…

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Any soldier might have to kill and all are trained to do so. It also depends on which job you do in the army.…

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Soldiers often complain about their pay, saying it doesn't make up for the hardships of the army, but there are some perks, like a free pension and free dental treatment.…

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Bullying is more common in the army than in other jobs, so is the sexual bullying of women. The army is trying to deal with these problems, but they still affect lots of soldiers.…

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