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I hope my daughter didn't make a mistake. She qualified for and really wanted a CTT job. The CTT jobs are locked up until June. The recruiter said if she were to accept a non traditional job she would be at the top of the list for CTT as soon as they open and a new contract would be issued for CTT. Of course it's not in writing. She signed the DEP contract for the non traditional rate. The classifier thinks she will do very well in the CTT job and promised her an E4 after completion of the schools and will put that in the new contract.

 

Now for the questions:

 

1) Is a contract change likely while in DEP status?

2) I've read in other threads on this forum that DEP contracts are non-binding. Is that true and if so what are the consequences?

 

Sorry for the long winded post but I'm worried she may end up in a job she has no apptitude for and doesn't like (hull technician) for 4 years.

 

Thanks

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I am no expert at all!! But if I could wait until a job I wanted opened up - I sure would NOT sign for something else. I guess it just depends on if she can wait or not~

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Thanks for the quick reply. They were willing to push her date to December to make sure she got a job she wanted. I hope I'm worrying for no reason.
My son signed the first time at MEPS in December of 2006. The following Feb. doctors found a lump in my lung. Well, - long story short - he did not leave until December of 2007. If possible - hold out for the desired job (unless someone besides the recruiter) tells you different!

PS - lump was nothing - but I had to have surgery and was in ICU for about a week.
The way my brother who is retired Navy told me, do not sign a contract for a job you do not want. The Navy is all about what is in writing and not what is said. My son waited and finally got what he wanted even though he is not in the rate YET he is under the Aircrew program.

I believe when they go to ship out and return to MEPS they sign the actual contract. I would talk to your recruiter about this and go with her when she is at MEPS. I'm not sure if she made a mistake or not, just letting you know I'd be getting everything verified now rather then later.

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