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By definition: A person who has had long experience in a particular field, esp. military service.

I left the last part bc some may feel they are in combat zones,lol.

I have no problem talking to people about working here, the pros and cons, answering questions, filling in the blanks...whatever.But I dont mention how long Ive worked here unless asked.

Im just uncomforable with the term. And sometimes the attitude that comes along with it. I dont know everything about what goes on here. I dont think any of us do.And because things change so rapidly, sometimes I wonder if just how much of my experience I should tell you about-even if I preface it with a warning that this is MY experience and yours can and probably will be different. Im sure that part will be forgotten, or lost along the way once it passes to the third or fourth set of ears.

 Im just thinking out loud I suppose. I hope people dont hold their noses up in the air. I just imagine a hierachy of newbies vs veterans.

But maybe Im just crazy.


  1. The "battle" between the newbies and the veterans is quite "real". Some veterans seemed pissed that newbies won't accept their help while some newbies want to blaze their own trail with authentic experiences. It's a lot of energy wasted on FB beefs when one could be exploring the new land (for whatever individual value it has).

  2. wow.thats crazy.Definitely too much for me to be involved in.At a point it becomes overwhelming, especially when everyone is staking clame to their "truth".


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