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They required a mobile number.
Can't you just make a throw-away VOIP (Skype, etc) number for this purpose, then get rid of it? I saw it recommended somewhere, I haven't actually tried it. Maybe someone with experience can chime in.
I live in a fairly large city. Called for a cab to take me to pick up my truck as I was alone when I got my new car, so I had to go pick up my old one. First cab decided not to show, apparently. Called another; after 45 minutes the driver calls and says he won't be able to make it as his shift is ending. So I wasted 2+ hours, and still no truck.
I signed up for Uber, and had a car picking me up in less than five minutes. Got me to the dealership at almost 1/3 the cost of what the taxi would have been. I hope these services stick around, and put the overpriced and for me at least, useless cab companies out of business. I'll never call a cab again as long as Uber and Lyft are around. I also signed up as a driver, and on the weekends if I'm bored I'll give a few rides and make some extra cash.
Doubtful. American Idol will probably be on the day that the verdict comes out.
Don't even joke about that.
If they really wanted to get people to fill these roles they wouldn't require them to go through the whole basic training garbage they require for entry. The type of people who would be good for these roles are not the type of people who will go through basic training. Which is why they go to the private sector and then get hired as a contractor thus bypassing the entire process and probably making more money anyways.
If I'm not mistaken, there was an article a month or two ago (at work so not much time to search on it) that was talking about the Air Force dropping requirements for physical conditioning (IE., no basic training, no staying in shape). So they are already working on that aspect of their target audience.