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    There's a feller here who had an experience with h-burton
    i belong to peta ... people eating tasty animals. all my opinions are just mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;1298194
    In one camp I was at, they had us lock up our weapons(we usually keep them on us at all times, even in the bathroom).
    Funny....

    I never met a guy that worked for KBR that carried a weapon.... If they were given weapons they never carried 'em.
    WHY?

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    Unless you are there as civilian security, no weapons are allowed to be carried by any civilian contractor.
    I personally witnessed at one location there that alcohol and pornographic material in your possession got you transferred back to the states and fired on the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special Ed View Post
    Funny....

    I never met a guy that worked for KBR that carried a weapon.... If they were given weapons they never carried 'em.
    He was a Navy Seabee, not a KBR emplyee.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    My bad, mark. I went back & re-read the post & saw where I misinterpreted the post.
    WHY?

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    Can anyone tell me how to go about getting one of these jobs? Ive just finished school. Do I have to be a journeyman?

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    sandbiskust,

    Google kbr jobs That will lead you to the link you are looking for.
    Waddya mean don't thaw out the frig with a knive?

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    thank u sir

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    I was there for 6 months, The money they promise is Bullsh!t. To make the $80,000 or what ever it is, you would have to work 12 hours a day EVERY Day of the year. That's no leave, no sick days, nothing. The way they pay you is this: You get a base hourly rate of something like $14.50 On top of that you get an "uplift" for over sees work and an uplift for being in a war zone.So this comes out to about $21.00 an hour, sounds okay right. Well that's just for the 1st 40 hrs after that its back to $14.50 an hour, that's right no overtime. Remember this:there are not any labor laws in Afghanistan. So you work 12 hrs a day(keep in mind they do take out for lunch) seven days a week, this is 84 hrs. So 40 at $21.00 an hour is $840.00 then the other 44 hrs at $14.50 is $638.00 that's $1478.00. multiply this by 52 weeks $76,856.00. That's no sick days, no leave, no vacation.
    If this sounds good to you then think about this. If I work in the US 84 Hrs a week I can make the same amount probably more because i don't make $14.50an hour. I also spent a month in Houston getting processed and not getting paid. You will also have to pay for a majority of you plane tickets for your leave and plane tickets around the world are not cheap.
    I am just referring to KBR, most of the other companies over there are not lying, cheating, bast@rds like KBR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandbiskuit View Post
    Can anyone tell me how to go about getting one of these jobs? Ive just finished school. Do I have to be a journeyman?
    If you went to school you are way over qualified for a job with KBR. No you do not have to be a journeyman, all you need is a pulse and the ability to pump up a sprayer and clean coils 12 hrs a day.

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    I know an electrician who worked for KBR in Iraq. He made $160k in 10 months. Maybe the electricians make a lot more. Not sure.

    He had nothing good to say about the experience though. Apparently, nobody there has any idea what they're doing. He was telling me horror stories of marines getting electrocuted in the shower due to faulty wiring. It seems to happen very often.

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    If he workd for KBR he didnt make 160k in 10 months, Plumbers Electricains and HVAC techs are paid almost the excact same amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpstjka View Post
    can anyone tell me of their experiences of working in iraq or afganistan,thanks
    You are getting alot of bad information that is outdated and no longer applies or just wrong to begin with. I am in Iraq at this very moment working for KBR. I am going into my 5th year here and have been all over Iraq during that time. Email me and I will give you the real deal about what its like over here.

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