I am not sure that requirements for the minimum scores on the ASVAB has changed recently.However, since multitude of peoples are attempting to enlist during these hard economic times, spaces for enlistment became more competitive. For example 6 years ago one could get a decent job in the Navy with an ASVAB score of 35 (the minimum score), while now a recruiter wont even waste his time if an applicant does not score a 50 or above. It also depends on what branch of the military you are looking at, the more applicants for the branch obviously the more competitive getting in will become. I believe the minimum score for most branches are 30-35 on the ASVAB ( I would ask a recruiter to verify that), however if you want to qualify for certain jobs and bonuses and remain a competitive applicant you would need to score a 50 or greater. Hope that helped in some way.
One way to get out of a situation like that is to go with a national company. In other words, long haul. You might also use what we (hubby driver and I) call pre-emptive strike. Instead of waiting for the new companies to hear about what the old companies think of you, bring it up to them. Tell them your side of the story without any whining. Be factual. There are a lot of companies out there and you don't say what kind of driving you did. I used to work for one out of Leeds but they are not in business anymore. Put your application in everywhere and use the Pre-emptive strike. If you have something bad on that driver list (can not recall the name of it) and you are turned down because of it you are entitled to see it just like a credit report. Be assertive, make sure you have your MVR, your 10 year work history (with phone numbers, names of people that did like you, and addresses) with good dates. You'll find something.
This depends on the time of year you are looking to travel. As a general rule holidays, spring break, and summer vacation will be expensive for most family destinations and availability will be limited. Consider considering outside of these times. Also, consider using a tour package from airlines or through a travel agent as these often lower prices. Many hotels near disneyland will offer discounts for children such as "kids stay free" or "kids eat free" as well.
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