I always wanted to join, but I know I will never get in. I'm legally blind in my right eye and super overweight. Even if I got into shape I would never be able to pass the medical to start basic training because of my bad eye. I'm right handed so the eye you use to shoot down the rifle is the one I can't see out of so I would never be able to fire a rifle and last time I checked to work any where in the military here in Canada you need to pass basic training. A hand gun would be no problem since I could just adjust it for the other eye, but I doubt they would let me go to war with only a pistol.
If I could have gotten in, I would have wanted to get into the Navy as I love being out on the water. So I decided a about a week ago that I'm instead going to try and join the Canadian Coast Guard. From what I can tell they do not have any restrictions that would keep me out due to my eye problem, and everything about getting in is just super god dam amazing. Not only will they pay me to go to university for 4 years and guarantee me a job when I'm out, but when I get the job it's like $40k-$60k a year starting salary, depending on what you get into, and you only have to work 6 months of the year. They work on a system where everyday you spend out at sea you get the same amount off. So if you get on a posting where you are out for a month and a half you come back and get a month and a half off work. All of that combined with getting to spend months out on the ocean, helping people in distress, and scientists do research makes that a god dam dream job in my eyes. Now I just need to get in shape and see what I need to do to get picked to go to the school as I'm sure it's not easy to get accepted.