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Thread: Jobs in Iraq

  1. #105
    Can someone please direct me to all this $$ you guys are arguing over, lol...No seriously im looking for a overseas gig & I need a contact!! Can you all help?!?
    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    NO, NOT EXACTLY!
    IT IS KIND OF A PRIVATE MATTER.
    ALTHOUGH I DO MAKE OVER 95K ON MY CHECK, THEN OVER 25K IN BENEFITS, I DO HAVE SOME GREAT WRITE OFFS AND GET TO KEEP ABOUT 70,
    ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT I MAKE ON MY CHECK. THE BOSS PUTS ABOUT 20K AYEAR IN MY MUTUAL FUND.
    IN A WAY I DO MAKE QUITE A BIT MORE THAN 110K.

    I WORK ABOUT 2,400 HOURS A YEAR, PAID VACATION AND HOLIDAYS, COMPANY TRUCK,GAS CARD, UNIFORMS, COMPANY SUPPLIED ALL TOOLS, COMPANY CELL PHONE,FREE MEDICAL BENEFITS, BOSS PAYS PENSION AND 401K,
    I EVEN GET REIMBURSED TO WASH MY VAN AND TAKE CUSTOMERS TO LUNCH, BOSS PAYS FOR SCHOOL AND PAYS ME TO GO.
    ALL THAT SAID, NOBODY WANTS TO COME WORK AT OUR SHOP BECAUSE WE HAVE GPS AND WORK ON ROOF TOP UNITS!

    SO DEQ29 GOD BLESS YOU FOR HELPING OUT OVER THERE!
    I AM A VETERAN AND I LOST MY DAD IN VIETNAM, HE WAS A KOREAN WAR POW. WHEN YOU GET BACK, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME OR CALL ME FOR A JOB IF YOU WISH.
    SINCERELY,

    FRANK

  2. #106
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    Many websites reveal that the contractor experience in these zones is not the same as the military personnel experience. The commeraderie, chain of command, and belief systems are not in place in the contractor environment. One site described a great deal of lying and workeplace political intrigue, without redress.

  3. #107
    Well ok...I can understand that, however many of the contractors are prior service?!?...I get we are not military anymore but can't we still look out for one another during the transition?!?...afterall, who is going to welcome me into the civilian side...cause the military is for certain done with us..any contacts?...Thanks for the reply, its been the only one I have recieved so far.

  4. #108
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    I looked into the work because I have an academy background. In fact, we produced Stormin' Norman and Gary Roughead, the recently retired CNO.

    I felt that many of the contractor groups appeared to have too many undesirable types, and not enough unit cohesion.

    Just my two cents. I don't want you to be disappointed.
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  5. #109
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    Try kbbr or Lockheed Martin, my brother works for one of them in Afghanistan, can't remember which one. He has been there as a srgnt and now a civilian for 6 or more years now.

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