Striking will guaranty you much paint chipping, and other assorted gumby work. You want to have a school in writing.
On having a recruiter promising a job, they cannot promise squat. You actually get your job in writing once you go to MEPS after the physical. When I joined back in the early nineties, I ended up going to MEPS twice. the first time they tried to push me into a rating which I had no interest in. I stood my ground, the recruiter was pissed, but he got over it. I was a 24 year old recruit at that point, and I wasn't going to allow myself to get cajoled into becoming a PR Parachute Rigger. Make sure you talk to all the services including the Coast Guard. What You Should Ask the Recruiter | Military.com