TL;DR at bottom
So for background I'm in the army (won't disclose which) and I'm a tank gunner. Every year we have to do online courses on certain subjects such as CBRN, Conduct after Capture, Weapons Handeling, etc...
Sometimes they say on your spare time you will do online courses at home (that don't count for shit) and most of the time the chain of command usually loses all of them and you end up reprinting/resending all of the certificates probably around 3 times.
Well one day my morale was soooooooo fucking low. I was recently denied a posting so my wife could be closer to her doctors so she can get her open heart surgery. Was basically told "it's her fault she moved up here". Pissed off and not giving a fuck I try to think of ways to royally piss off my superiors and being untouchable by remedial actions.
I browse a sub reddit on my military filled with edge lords. I was looking to vent and just find ways to get them back and then I see "Interesting Courses to boost my career". I look at the comments and most of them have some good advise on certain courses to take.
One however... was a course that qualified you to fly as a passenger in my countries version of the F-18 (maniacal laughing incoming). I see the course on the website and IMMEDIATLY start going through all the slides and taking down notes on the subject material. I fail the test the first time around but on the second I fuckin nailed that shit.
I then do a whole bunch of BS padding courses so they have to sort out what I just gave them. I get all my papers and hand it in directly to my immediate supervisor. I walk out laughing until I hear "hey what's this one?" And low and behold it's THAT course. I give this huge shit eating grin and my Sergeant looks at the course certificate and back to me and says "YOU KNOW THAT COURSE COSTED US $2000.00?!" (HAHAHAHAHAHA)
Still with my grin I looked at him and said "I was told to do online courses on my spare time. I wasn't given specifics". He then tried the WHOLE day to get me into shit with our Commander and they couldn't touch me since I followed an order. Now I'm known as the only tanker in my country with this course and qual.
TL;DR: Work pissed me off, told me to do online courses, I did a course that qualifies me as a passenger in a F-18, costed my work $2000 to do this course, only tanker in my country with this course.
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