Disgruntled mid at CVW

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  1. Pasquinel

    Pasquinel Member

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    What are the chances of getting paired up with a real disgruntled mid, absolutely loathing his experience at the Academy, during the CVW in March (dark ages)? Does the USNA do any kind of pre-screening of the mids that will have a candidate for a weekend, or is it all random?
     
  2. Telur

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    Not trying to thread steal but I am also attending the CVW at the end of March and was wondering if anyone knew about how many candidates USNA allows to visit each month.

    Looking forward to seeing you there Pasquinel!
     
  3. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

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    everyone is loathing there time during the dark ages...but they'll usually take volunteers if they don't have enough they'll be voluntold..
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    They TRY (or did in my day) NOT to put CVW visitors with malcontents, but it could happen. Even if it happens, the entire room won't likely be of that ilk so talk to the roommates or other plebes in the co.

    Also, please know that March will be MUCH more relaxed than your life will be from July-Feb. By April, things will be quite slack. Not saying that it won't be a great experience -- just don't expect that's what your life as a plebe will be like in October.:biggrin:
     
  5. 2012mom?

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    When my Mid attended CVW, and again when she was a host, there were only a couple of attendees per company, so ~60, give or take some. I believe that she asked to be a sponsor, so that would be a form of screening.

    What are your odds of being paired with someone who loathes USNA? Well, ~80% of an incoming class makes it to graduation these days, so I'd say your chances are less than 20%. By the time you get there, those who immediately regretted their decision will have been long gone, although there may be some who have decided to leave at the end of Plebe year. My guess is that the chances are even lower than that, because I doubt that the CoC would knowingly pair CVW visitors with Plebes who are having serious issues.

    OTOH, while there, you probably will hear griping, even from Plebes who have no intention of leaving, and you will find Plebes who are "less than happy." It goes with the territory. Some days are better than others. It's better for all involved if you see how current Plebes are dealing with life.

    In addition to USNA1985's comment that life in March does not equal life in October, also remember that life in company 6 is not the same as life in, say company 10 or 26. Even within a single company, things can change a lot even from one semester to the next.

    Go in with eyes open, ask questions, and prepare yourself to make the most informed decision (if offered an appointment) possible!
     
  6. EWNordy248

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    My mid volunteered to drag me around. If a mid was truly disgruntled, I guess they wouldn't volunteer...
     
  7. marvin7794

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    I would volunteer when I got a drag. It was mostly so that I didn't have to chop, and because I got media privileges. It was also nice to see new faces around for a day or two. Disgruntled people usually don't want the hassle of a drag. Contrary to what some think, there are people who stick out the 4 year sentence and hate every day of it. Maybe they think it is a sunk cost thing, or maybe they have a feeling that the prize at the end is worth it. That 80/20 split is false.
     
  8. Kero

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    I used to have the job of asigning plebes to have drags, and ussualy would get enough volunteers to fill the slots. On the rare occasion were I couldn't I wouldn't assign a drag to an awful plebe.
     
  9. nsiderbam

    nsiderbam USNA c/o '14

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    I only ran into one disgruntled mid when I was there for the February CVW, but that was only because he was breaking about many rules (drinking and sneaking out and partying whenever he could, he had a hidden xbox in his room with xbox live, as well as a recliner that he managed to get in there somewhere as well - the privileges of a varsity athlete...) and had been turned in by a classmate so he was on probation.

    The general consensus from most of the mids I talked to was that the place plain out sucked sometimes, but overall it wasn't that bad and was actually an amazing college and a sometimes even a blast to be at...and this is from plebes! The reactions from all of the upperclassmen were even more positive.
     

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