After The Military




 
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Boots
 
June 11th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 

Topic: After The Military


I am entertaining a job offer from a civilian company and wanted to get everyones opinion. My commander is going to give me an early out so I don't have to worry about that. The job is over in Iraq on some sort of security detail. It is supposed to be a one year contract and the pay is outrageous, one year over there will give my about four or five years worth of military pay. Of course it could be dangerous but I will be over there in one capacity or another before to long. So I guess I am just wandering how many people would take the oppurtunity.
June 11th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Not sure what company/organisation is offering the job, but do your homework on them. Even with the big guys, each one has their strengths and weaknesses so make sure you know what you are getting in to. The money might be nice, but it isn't worth your life if you are not going to be along side professionals. Other than that, do what feels best for you. It doesn't matter what others would do .. if you feel like this is a good opportunity and you're ready, go for it. If not, don't worry, these jobs will still be around offering the same mission structures with the same pay in the same type (if not the same) of hell hole years from now.
November 21st, 2004  
EuroSpike
 

Topic: Re: After The Military


"one year over there will give my about four or five years worth of military pay. Of course it could be dangerous but I will be over there in one capacity or another before to long."

What are you waiting for? 8)
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Boots
November 21st, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yeah you want to join the right kind of group.
Personally I think there is a lot of promise for groups like these.
November 22nd, 2004  
EuroSpike
 

Topic: Re: After The Military


Is that "security job" somekind of mercenary job? Heard those have paid well but its better to avoid to get captured by the unpleased clients. Mercenary's life is cheap.
November 22nd, 2004  
GUNNER
 
i take it your single?

GUNNER
November 22nd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
I personally would seek a job at an intelligence agency of sorts. Depends on whether or not I'm looking to have a family or not on what kind of job I'd look for. I think to take an all out espionage line of work with a family would just be reckless.
November 23rd, 2004  
SleepySweeper
 
 
Personally, I wouldn't do it - but I'm not you!
Don't be blinded by the money - there's usually a catch Look at the pros and cons and base your decision on facts! For instance, find out what insurance coverage you'll be getting.

As RndrSafe said; do your homework on them!

Good luck with your decision!
November 23rd, 2004  
LIPS
 
 
IMO hell no I wouldnt take it. Reasons:

1. Have you trained with these people?,

2. Can you trust them to stick by you?,

3. Do you know their SOPs?,

4. What is the CASEVAC plan?,

5. Will you be allowed home?,

6. What happens if you get your leg blown off will you be able to resume your current job?,

7. Do they supply the weapons and ammo?,

8. Do they provide accommodation?,

9. Do they provide your food?,

10. When and how will you get paid?,

11. The people that you will work with are they to there for the money? eg: will they have a bond with you that can only be found in a unit that has trained together for a long time?.

These would be some of the questions I would be asking and then make your choice but choose carefully. If it just to get ahead then I would save a bit harder and not go. Like you said you will most likely get over there anyway and with people you can trust.
November 23rd, 2004  
dougal
 
 
We had the same offer here to. It was in the national news paper for a 1/4 millon euros for years work. All tax free.

How much is your life worth risking?

Then you know your answer. Then anything could happen at home.

Life is a gamble