My nickname was Ishmael for the first few months on a team. Being a new guy is an interesting experience and fun, just not for you.
You’ve all heard it. FNG – “Fucking New Guy.” That was me; it was you and if it wasn’t it will be. It’s not fun but, it’s not the worst, either. Often, in Special Forces when you first arrive at your team you’re hardly spoken to or acknowledged. I have a friend who wasn’t allowed to sit for the first six months. It can be brutal with nicknames, interrogatory questions that never actually end and being treated like an idiot, on purpose. But, you take it with a grain of salt and understand they’re testing you and having fun. Our team became pretty rough for almost anyone who just walked into the team room. But underneath that, we were just having a great time.
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