After deciding to leave active duty for whatever crazy reason, I at least opted to stay with the Marine Corps as a Reservist. I had already found a job in Chandler, AZ so drilling in Phoenix seemed to make sense.
I interviewed with MCI in Chandler AZ, and was offered a job that coincidentally started Jan 13 - not bad for a guy getting out Jan 10! I literally checked out of MALS-39 Friday and started working at MCI Monday morning. The drawback at this point was that while I had re-enlisted in the Reserves, the local unit had no openings for Sergeants. That's something I hadn't realized would be a problem when I was signing the papers, so it was a long while before I finally started drilling with 'C' Co.
Hindsight is 20/20...