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Postby MCA » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:06 pm

balla I'm actually not a detractor of you, but anytime you put a figure up about anything, I automatically multiply it by .6
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Postby BS1 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:08 pm

if i was single and 23 again id do it for 100g and not blink an eye
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Postby tballa55 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:08 pm

lol, it's was something like 3x's he was making and this was like 5-6 years ago.
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Postby PhillyandBCEagles » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:22 am

The contracting jobs for 100-200k or more in Iraq and Afghanistan are great gigs if you don't mind the dust, shitty weather in some areas, time away from home and being stuck on a compound with jack shit to do and little or no booze/pussy and getting up at 3:30 am to watch football on a shitty internet feed. I think the first $95k or so is tax free, after that you're paying taxes but still looking at well over $100k take home pay, and aside from bills and anything else you have back home there's hardly anything to spend it on.

Unless you're a native Dari speaker and have an interpreter job that involves actually going out on missions with us, you're in little or no real danger on a walled compound surrounded by dudes with M4s...if you're not going outside the wire the only danger at most bases is mortar/rocket attacks and you have a better chance of getting stabbed on the Orange Line than you do of being killed or seriously hurt by indirect fire.

BTW if any of you out there actually is a native Dari/Pashtu/Arabic speaker and a US citizen, that's a fucking GOLD MINE.
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Postby rearadmiral » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:39 am

Giggles wrote:Good luck to your pal. The money is there for any tradesman willing to take the risk. Is he a master or journeyman? Is he union? (I'm guessing probably not.)

The rule used to be that Plumbers and Electricians were immune to recession. I guess that's not the case anymore.


I think he's journeyman. Local 103. There was no work and none on horizon. Not sure how he heard about job. But you basically sacrifice a year of any social life, outside world, shit like Philly said. I wanna say he made over 100K and none was taxed. Because you don't spend any you do get to save a bunch. He also went to American Samoa and Africa for a bit. And like MCA said, I wouldn't do it for a million. Not worth it.

MCA, I've been to Mexico and I know the tourist spots are safe...for now. I just think that Mexico is more of a dice roll than it was 20 years ago, safe areas included. With all the shit going on down there, it's not unreasonable to think that those sick MFs would off a shitload of gringos. I mean, 100,000s of thousands dead. I see it as inevitable.
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Postby Sim » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:26 am

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Postby Ronnie B » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:15 pm

I'd rather be homeless than work in Iraq making 500k tax free
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Postby PhillyandBCEagles » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:10 pm

Ronnie B wrote:I'd rather be homeless than work in Iraq making 500k tax free


So would a lot of people, which is why these guys make 5x more than they would to do the exact same job in the US (if they could even get work)
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Postby Ronnie B » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:23 pm

PhillyandBCEagles wrote:
Ronnie B wrote:I'd rather be homeless than work in Iraq making 500k tax free


So would a lot of people, which is why these guys make 5x more than they would to do the exact same job in the US (if they could even get work)


Except the people here don't need to worry about stepping on an IED. Pass.
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Postby Stephen Glansburg » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:26 pm

Ronnie B wrote:
PhillyandBCEagles wrote:
Ronnie B wrote:I'd rather be homeless than work in Iraq making 500k tax free


So would a lot of people, which is why these guys make 5x more than they would to do the exact same job in the US (if they could even get work)


Except the people here don't need to worry about stepping on an IED. Pass.


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Postby Boston » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:33 pm

I would absolutely NEVER take one of those jobs in Iraq.
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Postby Sim » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:36 pm

I'd rather wash dishes at the Cheesecake Factory.

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Postby GodofThunder » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:37 pm

So what you're really saying is dessert>>>>>desert? (Lugnutz scrambles for the dictionary to see which is which.....)
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Postby B Luc » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:54 pm

If I didn't have a gig I'd take a job in Iraq.
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