FAQ

What paperwork do Marine recruits have to fill out?
Hey Allison Choi. First thank you for the question. Any applicant looking to enlist into the Marines would complete whats called an enlistment package. Now there is a lot that goes into that package. Anything from police history, medical history, as well as various policies that the Marine Corps has to include policies on drugs, gang affiliation, our Core Values (Honor, Courage, Commitment), etc. I hope this answers your question a little bit. I just got off of recruiting a couple months ago.
Does a marine on deployment have to fill a form out?
As an 0331 I was pointed in the right direction and deployed. No forms, had more shots in 2 days than I ever thought possible. Flew from LAX to Hawaii to Okinawa then LPD 9 USS Denver to Da Nang. As a PFC at the time no forms I can recall. Made out my will in Boot Camp. No Visa, no port entry inspection, Just grab your gear and go. During my 18 months in South East Asia I deployed 6 different times from Vietnam, Okinawa and the Philippines. No paperwork involved on my part. Probably why they didn’t know where I was for 3 month’s in 1971. I found this out when I was approved for Agent Orange benefits in 2014. I told them. Back then it was an office pogue that typed out your military record on a remington typewriter, hard copy using the sneaker net. So stuff got misplaced or just not done. Who Knows, at least I got my orders to cross the pond and 45 days payed vacation at home. So the important stuff was done. Still didn’t do paperwork to stand down and go home.
Why don't the majority of customers fill out comment cards at restaurants?
Experts estimate that as few as 30 percent of small business customers fill out comment cards when they’re offered.I think some of the across-the-board reasons customers avoid them is because...It takes time. They came, they ate, they want to go home.people don’t like to “feel mean” (some people find it uncomfortable to let a host know they could be more friendly, or well drink prices are astronomical).they don’t think anyone is going to read them/anything will change.It’s unfortunate, because comment cards can contain a wealth of guest data and information that can be used to inform future marketing opportunities.Filling out a comment card takes extra time and effort on the guest’s part. Few people are willing to put in extra time and effort unless there’s something in it for them.So the key to getting more guests to fill out comment cards is to offer an incentive.One way you can do this is to treat the comment card as a coupon. Guests who bring it back filled out can receive a discount on their next visit, or something like a free dessert or soft drink.Another way (and a better way to get immediate feedback) is to drop off the comment card with the bill, and entitle guests to a percentage off that night’s check if they fill out the comment card on the spot.Of course, offering discounts and freebies in return for comment cards can start to add up for your restaurant, cost-wise. So another good way to incentivize guests to fill out comment cards is to put completed comment cards into a weekly or monthly drawing for a prize, like a gift card to your restaurant so they’re also encouraged to come back for future visits.As more guests start filling out comment cards, make sure to enter the data from the cards into your current guest database, so you can use it in your future marketing efforts. That way, you’ll truly be getting the most possible use from your comment card campaign.
How do I choose a major?
Part 1: Everyone says to look at your interests and see what you like. This is true that if you like math and science then it is easy to pick a STEM or engineering major or if you like English and History then it is easy to pick a humanities major. This, however, is only part of the equation.Part 2: Look at who you are as a person. For example, you may like science and math and you can think that Electrical Engineering is a good major. At the same time, you may be a complete extrovert who likes to hang out with people. Maybe in high school, you always found yourself at the mall with friends or found yourself never sitting still. You come to college and want to hang out with people but the EE major requires you to sit down for hours and hours looking at books and learning material. So, in the end, you can still end up not loving your major because you do not enjoy sitting still and for this reason your personality may clash with your major (even though you enjoy the material you are learning). If you were, on the other hand, an introvert who liked spending time alone and playing video games or reading books, then EE could have worked well with your interests AND your personality. Since you will be okay with reading and being alone, you are more likely to be able to handle a major that requires alone time with your favorite books :P. In the extroverted case, the person may have to give up his enjoyment in science and focus on something more “mathy”, something that still works with his personality. So maybe a major in finance or financial economics can be better suited. In such a major, it is beneficial to make lots of friends and connections while still honing skills in (albeit a different type of) Mathematics. Now remember, in the future, if you decide to be an EE major, you will probably need to work on hardware and work alone at your desk. If you do finance, then you can be a Financial Analyst or an Investment Banker in which you will constantly need to make business connections and make presentations and pitch stocks. A major should complement your interests AND it should also complement your personality.Part 3: Certainly choose a major you are interested in. Don't pick something that you don't like. It will be SUCH an annoyance. Sitting in classes that you don't care about is pretty much the HARDEST thing to do. I've had some classes like that. I was taking Differential Equations (at this point, I was done doing math). Technically speaking, I was pretty good at learning the material and scoring good grades but practicing for those exams really burnt me out. Some people who may not have been as good in math still got higher scores than me because I honestly lost interest in. So pick a major which has classes you will enjoy or not mind.Part 4: Pick a major that will lead to a successful career. Unless you are the next Pablo Picasso, try not to major in Art. You can certainly double major or minor in it but doing Art as a sole major may not be a good choice. Definately look up careers of specific majors and see if you will like doing such jobs. Make sure you check the average salary to see if you will be willing to live with such a salary for the rest of your life. Sometimes, the fact that you are not willing to settle for a salary can motivate you to work harder (although such an effect is more likelt to happen if part 1, 2 and 3 are already in play).Part 5: Don’t let ego get in the way. Sometimes, you have to know when to give up on a major (other times you can improve by just working hard). I have seen people who destroyed their GPAs because they had too much ego. One person I knew was majoring in CS. I suggested he switch to IT major because he was not putting in the work that a CS major required. But he thought that he was "too good” for the IT major. This really messed up his GPA and college career. Either put in the work, or let go of your ego.That's all I’ve got for now but I may add more later.Hope that helps:)
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.
How can I get more people to fill out my survey?
Make it compellingQuickly and clearly make these points:Who you are and why you are doing thisHow long it takesWhats in it for me -- why should someone help you by completing the surveyExample: "Please spend 3 minutes helping me make it easier to learn Mathematics. Answer 8 short questions for my eternal gratitude and (optional) credit on my research findings. Thank you SO MUCH for helping."Make it convenientKeep it shortShow up at the right place and time -- when people have the time and inclination to help. For example, when students are planning their schedules. Reward participationOffer gift cards, eBooks, study tips, or some other incentive for helping.Test and refineTest out different offers and even different question wording and ordering to learn which has the best response rate, then send more invitations to the offer with the highest response rate.Reward referralsIf offering a reward, increase it for referrals. Include a custom invite link that tracks referrals.
If a marine is on a special mission or secret mission, do they have to pay for a flight home, and what is the form to fill out?
If a real Marine was on a real secret mission, he wouldn’t be telling you that he was.