Anybody ever worked for the American foreign service? I want to work abroad but also don't want to be a faceless drone behind a computer screen.

Anybody ever worked for the American foreign service? I want to work abroad but also don't want to be a faceless drone behind a computer screen. I have above average "people skills" that would be wasted with most DN jobs. I'm 28, have a meme degree and currently work in construction. I am in very good shape physically and have high levels of energy / motivation now that I did not possess in early adulthood. Anything that involves working in a small team doing installations or some shit interests me. Willing to get another job stateside for a year or two to train / acquire skills. I want the experience of getting paid to live overseas before I die. I would be happy with 50k / yr. I speak broken Spanish and would be okay with anywhere except Brazil, Africa or India.

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you're hoping to incel transfer to chad in a foreign land you can forget it. If you aren't chad at home you aren't chad abroad simple as.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Guy focused on money. What part of this says chad to you

  2. 4 months ago
    gigasaged, god what a shit thread

    >I want to work abroad
    "abroad" can be the UK as much as Congo or Antarctica
    what a fucking moron

    >50k / yr
    poor clueless mutt
    that doesn't even exist outside of muttland and maybe (maybe) Switzlerland for meme degrees
    average wage for meme degrees is 2000$/month in western europe and 500$/month in latin american shitholes

    >I want the experience of getting paid to live overseas before I die
    i don't understand, you want the experience to getting paid shit?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >2k for euro
      >500 latin

      Yeah if you work for a company from the country you go to.

      Hes talking about working for the US gov you illiterate.

      Quite frankly op. You aren't getting in. The realistic way would be to be hired by a company that sends its people abroad. If you don't already know how, then you should just forget it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      50k a month is literally poor and can barely afford food for my family level of poverty, what are u smoking

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    idk why people are angry at you
    but first you have to seriously learn a foreign language i cant see a way around that

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    unironically go to the subreddit for foreign service. you won't find anyone here is a diplomat and still browsing sighsee.

    fair warning though. it's a long an arduous process. we're talking 2 years minimum from start to actually getting to an A-100 class to start your training.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >currently work construction
    he doesn't know

    yea see buddy listen uhhh those jobs are for rich kids with connections. by all means try, and if you do make it, come back and tell me to kms. but yea you can't just meritocratically waltz your way into those jobs because its not actually a job. you literally just get paid taxpayer money to be an international shmoozer.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I took the foreign service exam about 10 years ago and it screens for narcisscists. probably even moreso now.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would reconsider if I were you. Foreign service app process is extremely long and highly selective. If you want to work remote/abroad it would unironically be faster to learn code and just get a tech job. I went from similar circumstances (working in warehouse) to fully remote Jr dev job in 16 months, and it only took that long because i worked in helpdesk in between because I wasn't sure about programming.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    John Mayer's penis has been in her mouth

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I worked in the American Foreign Service as an IT bitch. Got paid almost nothing but constantly traveled. Even got black passports so we could skip most likes at borders. Anyway I'd just go to US embassies in so many countries I lost countries that to install some hardware or fix hardware and leave. They specifically said we could never pay hookers for sex, but I'd still try to date a local if I had time.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good fucking lord is that a beautiful woman. Get me on a flight.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >see pair of honkers
        >omg so le beautiful. i must simp. SIMP SIMP SIMP AROOOOGAAAA
        this is why women get to be picky you simpy monkey morons

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah because gorgeous women like that definitely lurk here. Better not comment on it, might offend some borderline chud

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >gorgeous
            it's a pair of fucking fat bags you deranged coomer moron
            get some standards pajeet

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I posted that to point out she was gnomish you fucking coomer

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I worked for the Diplomatic Security Service for 9 years before I moved to a stateside law enforcement job. I TDY'd to about a dozen different countries for short term travel work and had 3 different foreign posts, two in Europe. The pay is actually amazing as you get differential pay for expensive areas and a per-diem when you're doing temporary travel duty (TDY). The State Dept and Foreign Service offices take care of all costs when you do a change of station and if you're married and have a family you take them with you unless it's a true hardship post like formerly Afghanistan or Iraq. You start at a a very decent pay plus a mandatory 25% overtime pay tacked on to that because you do lots of protective detail or additional duties for the Regional Security Officer at odd hours. I regularly cleared $100-120k with additional per-diems which I almost always saved straight cash, and when you're overseas you pay for almost NOTHING, including the Embassy car you're issued for law enforcement and diplomat baby sitting duties. I regularly ate at embassy commissaries and got frequent invites to free meals with people more important than I.

    Unfortunately, the career itself is plagued with changes with every new administration change and extreme politics. You're constantly surrounded by douchebags including your own fellow FSOs and DSS SA's. Protective detail is soul sucking, boring, and the people you protect are vapid assholes almost always. I was in my mid 30s before I realized I didn't believe in this job, but that's just me.

    The pros for this job however are incredible. Being an armed American with diplomatic immunity and an embassy car with embassy plates makes traveling on your free time fun as fuck. When I got TDY'd in London or Seoul, we'd street park like assholes wherever the fuck we wanted, our assigned local law enforcement attaches frequently did dick moves like cutting in queues for EVERYTHING. You're basically untouchable.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      surprised to hear that fellow DSS SA's were also douchebags

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Aviation. American aircraft overseas get modded.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The FS is extremely difficult to get into. You need a relevant degree (magna cum laude, preferably from the Ivy League) and foreign language proficiency. If you get in, you will hate your life for at least 10 years, as you will be a vice-consul and function as a notary public in a shit-tier country such as Pakistan. Then you will promote to doing visa interviews, which is blackpilling. You will take out your anger on innocent people by arbitrarily and capriciously denying their visas (they can’t appeal). Only after 10 years (with good performance reports) will you be given true diplomatic responsibilities or preference in where you are stationed. The pension is shit, you you must max-out your 401k (TSP) if you expect to retire back in the USA. You’re better off enlisting in the military and seeking diplomatic roles. At least your retirement benefits will be better and at a younger age.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's a test. You take it. If you do well, you're in. Simple as. Thank the Progressive movement in the late 19th c.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >If you do well, you're in.

      Not true. It’s a long process. I passed the FSOT but was filtered at the next stage. I’m guessing you probably need a master’s from a good school and proficiency in at least one foreign language.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Foreign Service has a very, very long list of applicants even in the slowest times. It's not simple, and like the rest of the Federal Gov't they try to hassle you and fuck you along the process as much as they possibly can.

      The FS is extremely difficult to get into. You need a relevant degree (magna cum laude, preferably from the Ivy League) and foreign language proficiency. If you get in, you will hate your life for at least 10 years, as you will be a vice-consul and function as a notary public in a shit-tier country such as Pakistan. Then you will promote to doing visa interviews, which is blackpilling. You will take out your anger on innocent people by arbitrarily and capriciously denying their visas (they can’t appeal). Only after 10 years (with good performance reports) will you be given true diplomatic responsibilities or preference in where you are stationed. The pension is shit, you you must max-out your 401k (TSP) if you expect to retire back in the USA. You’re better off enlisting in the military and seeking diplomatic roles. At least your retirement benefits will be better and at a younger age.

      Can affirm that actually getting in is a bit of a challenge, I had to take the same FSO exam entering DS and that shit was a brain bender that was impossible to study for. Strangest and possibly most difficult exam I've ever taken, and I've taken the LSAT before and scored average. A lot of what this anon said is somewhat true, however talking to junior FSOs on their 2nd and 3rd tours, they seem to have gotten some preference to where they lived and weren't completely fucked.

      surprised to hear that fellow DSS SA's were also douchebags

      It's really like any other workplace. You'll have hardasses who simply can't chill the fuck out when you're off-duty, the occasional cool former Marine or Army grunt bro who will fucking die for you and cover your ass without a second thought, and then a pool of 90% who are trudging along and collecting a paycheck after all the 'rah 'rah and motivation has dissipated, usually by the end of your first or second tour and you've started accumulating a gut because Big G and State doesn't give two fucks about fitness standards. Best DS agents I always worked with were usually former law enforcement or Marine Corps, and the worst by far were dumb fucking women and their former civilian simp counterparts. The sheer arrogance of some of these motherfuckers when we're in a hardship area was a real eye opener, and they never ever volunteered the extra training when State Dept contractors would try to mentor us for tactical competence or maintenance. It's no wonder events like Benghazi happened and WILL happen again.

      I did an internship with the foreign service. It was badass, I got stationed in Italy and met lots of hot girls. However, all the girls will ignore you for the Marine Corps chads because they make the same or more than you do. It's government work so mostly just bullshit, dress-up and go to worthless meetings which go nowhere. Of course you can be stationed in shitty places like Juarez or Iraq but if you go there you get paid more and only have to do a "hardship post" once in your career.

      >It's government work so mostly just bullshit, dress-up and go to worthless meetings which go nowhere.
      I can't even begin to describe how true this is for just about every post, whether temporary or permanent. Soul sucking.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did an internship with the foreign service. It was badass, I got stationed in Italy and met lots of hot girls. However, all the girls will ignore you for the Marine Corps chads because they make the same or more than you do. It's government work so mostly just bullshit, dress-up and go to worthless meetings which go nowhere. Of course you can be stationed in shitty places like Juarez or Iraq but if you go there you get paid more and only have to do a "hardship post" once in your career.

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