Job in Afghanistan?

  • SkyMiles

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    Sep 20, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Has anyone here worked in Afghanistan, or know someone who has? It sounds dangerous at first glance but I'd like to know if anyone has any first hand experience.

    Reason I ask is that I might be offered a job over there and I'd really like to get some insight.

    Thanks, guys!
  • HankFit247

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    Sep 21, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    I have a buudy whose done a number of stints over there under the Haliburton Contract.

    Lives on Base, Works on Base.
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    Sep 21, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    A friend of a friend is over there. Doing contract work as a network admin. I hear the pay is great. But the downtime can be awful, depending on who you work for and where you work. If you work on a military base, then yeah, you pretty much live/work/play there.
  • IdkMyBffJill

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    Sep 21, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    I know two people who have worked there in non-military jobs.
    One finished out his contract without much overt drama and left about a month ago for his second contract. The other had a damn-near nervous breakdown and was home within a few weeks.

    Depends on your personality, I suppose.
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 21, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    I will be leaving for there in a few hours for about 10 days and return again in Nov for a full year. What kind of job will you be doing? Do you know where? I'm very familiar with Bagram where the contractor population to soldiers is like 2:1.
  • cromi

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    Sep 21, 2010 7:03 AM GMT
    i have a relative who works there as a truck driver, he delivers food, medicine etc. to some communities.
    he said that its not as dangerous as its been projected by tv and the news.
    he's more worried, well not really worried but annoyed by the weather in afghanistan. he keeps complaining about the extreme change in weather between night and day haha.
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:10 AM GMT
    They just put out a job announcement for Iraq where I work at. No freakin' way.
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    Sep 29, 2010 6:41 PM GMT
    What kind of work will you be doing there?
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    Sep 29, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
    One of my friends from back in Georgia works with some NGOs who are also working in Afghanistan, he was mentioning it as a good career move, to go work as a contractor there for a year or so.

    I'm actually kinda considering to go look for a job there. I mean, why not?