View Poll Results: Serving in Iraq as civilian,
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I think I'll stick with $45k a year and no chance of decapitation by Ansar Al Sunnah or any other radical islamic militants.
i have to ask Arpa....
has everyone you sent over there come back safely?
FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!
Everyone (last count 7 total different guys) 3 there now, 1 of those on his 2nd year, 1 on his 3rd year, and me have come back without a scratch.
Possibly getting ready to send 2 more different guys in the next couple of months.
Not a one was in a firefight or scared, so they tell me.
You must realize one thing, and guys that have been there will say this to you. If you go as a civilian on a civilian contract, READ the contract, ALL OF IT. I've seen some where I would not go for any amount of money. Such as:
You pay for your flight about 6K
You pay for your own meals...20-40 a day, 7300 to over 14K for the year
You pay for your own place to stay..I've seen a couple hundred a month to 2K a month
You have no one with you or no security around..Priceless..
Some will have you on stand by, without your job, and not getting paid for by them until they call on you...
By the time you take this into consideration, the costs out weigh what ever you would get paid, especially if your contract states that you will not live on a US Military base, or must drive to your job with out an armed escort.
My contract is with the US Marines, and part of that contract states that my techs will not be told to go anywhere without an armed escort and that they must live on the US Military bases that are set up there.
I have a question: What kind of a vehicle do the technicians have to carry all their equipment and tools?
No tools of yours, all mine. They are already on site. 4 locations in all. Just a duffle bag with your persopnal stuff when and if you have to go to another site.
At your home base, you have a block building, lockable, that is yours, about 10x15.
Other sites, tent or hut.
If you do travel, it is in an armed helicopter or armed eecort humm vee.
The worst part I hear is the boredom and that the techs start to help around the site with other fix it jobs.
I'm sure in a firefight someone would throw you a gun and if not take one off of someone who "isn't using his" and stay alive!
I'm pretty sure they try and keep you in the lower risk areas and jobs where a firefight is less likely to occur.
"I don't care what you could get it off the net for, they wont warranty it and neither will I"!
And if you don't like my "flat rate up front pricing" try and negotiate the price on that big mac you just bought pricing is exactly the same method!
i'm glad to hear you guys are safe.
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maybe if they trippled that, a good tech can clear that a year in canada if he doesnt mind it up north :P
oh and working all the time.....
work sleep work sleep.... oh how this grows old
Alpa do you have any contact info with KBR I can not find any info on them I have applied online at kbrjobs.com. When I was over there I was told by numerous employees to contact a recruiter but heck I cant find a number for any of them.
Try these links which are slightly different (just past the equal sign):
Originally Posted by j402713
i will go with u body ,i speak the languageand i can help u out
Originally Posted by ETenney
hope we don't find you both on the internet with your heads being cut off with plastic sporks!!!!!!