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Friends and family know how slow business has been, and with owing more than taking in these past many months, I decided to list my resume on Monster.com. The same day I was emailed with an opportunity to earn over $300,000.00 and a 5% of that total as a bonus for a 12 month deployment in Iraq. The direct deposit payments average to be $7,000.00 a week, 5 paid weeks off and a $400,000.00 life insurance policy. Already submitted my resume and copy of my certified EC license before they would talk to me any further. Now, I await the phone call or email to proceed to a medical exam, then wait the results of the background check from the dept of defense security check. No felonies, No owing child support and No bankruptcies and you're in. I leave in approx 30 days and my wife handles the electrical contracting business from here.

  • They need 70 licensed master electricians.
  • All electrical work in performed on US bases only.
  • You are escorted and protected by the troops.
  • Uniforms, food and living quarters provided.
  • All travel expenses paid with travel insurance.
This is what it is taking to get ourselves from out of this slowdown of the economy. If interested in this opportunity, contact me for additional info. Looking for others to team up with.
 

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If I was 30 years younger I might just take you up on that. Seems as if Iraq is much more safe now than it was.
Good Luck and take care of yourself.

Can you drink beer in Iraq? If no, then I don't go.
 

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I will drink a beer in your name John.

Yes, correct me if I'm wrong, but there's the non-alcoholic and the 'Bud' I'm sure. And if I were to hear any explosions in the distance and or feel the ground shake... I'll be sure to pop open two, one for me and one for you.
 

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Yes, correct me if I'm wrong, but there's the non-alcoholic and the 'Bud' I'm sure. And if I were to hear any explosions in the distance and or feel the ground shake... I'll be sure to pop open two, one for me and one for you.

Point Blank makes a nice BP vest that isn't overly hot with under armor. it will stop a .30 at a fair distance.
 

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A little more info -

What is expected of you as a master electrician in Iraq.
If requested, I will cut & paste further relating details.



SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: (1)Knowledge of the construction, installation, operation, and troubleshooting of sophisticated circuitry and controls. (2)Basic knowledge of electronics to troubleshoot electrical circuits containing electronic components to isolate the cause of malfunctions and determine whether they are electrical or electronic, for referral to an electronics mechanic for repair if necessary. (3)Ability to interpret intricate station and manufacturer's drawings for all test facilities. Practical knowledge of electrical principles including how various circuits, equipment and controls fit and work together.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating, and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. Work is performed both inside and outside. Electrician may be required to inspect, troubleshoot, and test electrical equipment in bad weather, in work areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty, and greasy; on scaffolding or cranes at heights of 30 or more feet, and, in close quarters such as manhole or attics. There is occasional exposure to the possibility of injury from falling, electrical shock, burns, and rotary devices such as electrical motors. There is frequent exposure to the possibility of cuts and bruises. Lack of sleep may occur due to long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions. Employee will report symptoms of stress and fatigue to the on-site supervisor. Living conditions range from having all basic amenities; light, power, water, refrigeration, to not having one or more of these amenities. Environmental conditions at work locations may range from excessive heat and humidity to extreme cold and rainy. Some locations require that the employee be able to maintain stable mobility in sandy and unstable terrain. Although some work is sedentary, work conditions such as ergonomic issues related to lifting and carrying, seating, or video display terminals; repetitive motion injury from using computers, and the like may be expected.
 

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We just had a going away party today, for a guy in my shop that is headed over to Iraq next week. He is working for KBR and from what he said the details are very similiar to what you are talking about.

With young kids at home I would not consider it for myself, but it is a great way to help out the troops, and make some good money while doing it.

As a former soldier myself...THANK YOU to anyone that goes over to help out...

BE SAFE.:thumbsup:
 

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25 years ago I might have bitten that bait.

Sounds like a good opportunity for someone with a real slowdown in their domestic business.
 

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ya ive worked oversea once 7 months , overseas personal right out of orlando florida. good luck ,theres a post way back i wrote about working in a power plant saudi arabia . but if your working for the us gov you may have a better time then i had . the moneys good!!!! i just like the good old usa . but since your doing this for our military my hats off to ya !!! take care and do a better job then kbr or was it krb ? good luck take care or yourself get up on the local customes of the people its real important before you go thats only advice i know i can give you its important when you go to another country and have fun with the inoculation shots lots of fun . lastly when off base stay in partys of 10 guys or more it helps watch you back !! at least your working for the usa :thumbsup:
 

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hey Paul,good point navy here, but any place i ever went it was with 5 marine buddies and 10 navy guys thats if we could fit in the bar.:thumbsup:
 

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i'll go if i can take r.k. & mech dvr with me to protect my chicken (usaf) @ss!!!
You do realize both of us are Sicilians? So it is all about the money.
 

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But not in Louisiana? Figures.

Don't mind being part of the occupation, huh?

Not none of me. Not none of me.
 

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I'd like some more info....I'd love to go make that money since my business is so slow now. Do you have a contact I can submit my resume to?

Thanks!
 

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Allan,

Thanks for the info. This sounds like a great opportunity with a great pay scale! I'm putting my resume together now so I can submit it tomorrow.
 

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If I wasn't married, I'd be over there. I could come back and have a paid for house and no debt. That would set anyone up for a much easier, less stress filled life.
 

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OK....resume complete and submitted! I also gave resumes to Hill International and KBR. Both companies are looking for master electricians to work in Iraq.
 
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