It's difficult to say exactly what a typical day in the infantry is like because you could be tasked with doing any number of things.
Monday you could be at a range all day out in the rain, and have to find an emergency babysitter because someone decides the range will run late and you won't be around to pick up your kids.
Tuesday you could be moving office furniture all day for a unit whose troops are too important or too busy to move their own stuff.
Wednesday you're searching vehicles and lockers for a missing radio. Then in the afternoon practice typing knots.
Thursday is first aid refresher training in the morning then other training in the afternoon.
Friday you're into work early (maybe have to find a babysitter again) because you're doing a 15KM run since you didn't donate $20 to the united way breakfast.
You could be put on a 2-6 week course at your unit which may or may not have field time.
You could be ordered to go anywhere in Canada for a summer tasking for a few months (or at anytime of the year really)
You will routinely go to the field for exercises and training. Sometimes a few days, sometimes weeks or a month.
You will go out to Wainwright for 1-3 months almost every year.
You'll probably get to go on tours, there is a good chance the 6 month tour will basically be what you did in Wainwright.
It's not as strict as your basic training (QMB). You won't get inspections like you did in basic training. You'll get most of your weekends unless your in the field. You're not outside most of the time.
Honestly I can't imagine being a 32-33 year old private in the infantry (by the time you join and pass training) would be very fun. Being a female it will be even more physically challenging. Being older you'll get treated a bit better than 17 & 18 year olds but they're still going to be your peers and social group at work. I would imagine you will have to redo your QMB course.
If you're willing to consider some other trades there's lots of other trades that might be more enjoyable to a 31 year old private. If you're still interested in the infantry go for it and if you don't like it you can request to change trades.
Some truths here; more than a few exaggerations. There’s going to be a lot of your days spend showing up at 0800, doing Pt till 0900, coming back at 10 then going for lunch from 1130-1300. Maybe some training in the afternoon but my guys are gone pretty consistently at like 1500-1530 ish.
I have yet to ever move some other units furniture around for them; but I have done a fair bit of beautification projects around the Battalion. Not big deal people should take pride in their buildings. Maybe guys were being randomly told to find baby sitting day of, personally never seen it, but we can usually get guys a few days notice / cut them around their family commitments, infact we all but have to. To be totally honest that “sample week” sounds like a collection of the worst days of someone’s career all mixed together.
ive had new Ptes show up that were in their late 20s / early 30s, they get on just fine. Probably be a little different than if you 18-24 like the rest of them but it’s hardly like a social pariah thing. And yeah there’s a different treatment when you’re a bit older for sure. At least in my company.