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wacosecurity in Waco, Texas

77 months ago

bluecamel in Doha, Qatar said: Triple Canopy is by far the highest paid and most repected security group in Iraq. Unless you have been discharged within the last 2 years and have had atleast 2 years special Op's prior to discharge, you are out of luck with them.

Black Water is getting out of the ground security work in Iraq.

so that leaves Dyna Corp.

O.K. Do I need to apply through KBR or through Dyna Corp. Or how does that work. I would like to stay in KBR because i have a friend working for you out there.

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bluecamel in Doha, Qatar

77 months ago

Dada in Neverland said: forgot to tell, worked in Engineering...

My guess would be because the LOGCAPP got split between 3 companies and KBR is providing a lower level of support than what an engineer would be doing.

Time to look towards other contracts.

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bluecamel in Doha, Qatar

77 months ago

tha1 in Liberty, North Carolina said: hey bluecamel,

i am interested in getting a job with KBR. i have served four years in the Army and have a bachelor's degree in management. is there anything that i am eligible for with my credentials. I was wondering about the warehouse jobs or anything really, but no truck driver. i have no criminal record and i am single with no kids (thank god). it seems as if everyone is waiting to see what the election outcome is.

regardless of the election outcome, the 250 billion dollar check for LOGCAPP has already passed the bank so to speak. There might be fewer troops there later on, but you can bet KBR will work until the money runs out.

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bluecamel in Doha, Qatar

77 months ago

wacosecurity in Waco, Texas said: O.K. Do I need to apply through KBR or through Dyna Corp. Or how does that work. I would like to stay in KBR because i have a friend working for you out there.

the security side of KBR is more logistics than anything.
Dyna Corp will probably hire you in a heart beat, but they are staffing places like Dubai and Kuwait right now and the money is bad. around $55,000 a year.

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bluecamel in Doha, Qatar

77 months ago

markcu01 in Shreveport, Louisiana said: well a freind of mine that is there says they have already hired some folks from the camp she is at

Fluor has had people working there since 2004. they do not hire many for Iraq but i can assure they are there. they had the up armor contract at the base i was at TQ.

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markcu01 in Shreveport, Louisiana

77 months ago

bluecamel in Doha, Qatar said: Fluor has had people working there since 2004. they do not hire many for Iraq but i can assure they are there. they had the up armor contract at the base i was at TQ.

well blue you got any good contacts that are still in iraq? i'm looking to go back over?...lol

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tha1 in Liberty, North Carolina

77 months ago

thanks for the response blue camel. so do you think that i am qualified enough to get a job with KBR? i also had a secret security clearance when i was stationed in Korea. i am willing and able. thanks.

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toosignal in El Paso, Texas

77 months ago

I was just offered a position with KBR. I am an Army Reserve soldier on TPU status and my unit is giving me static regarding putting me on IRR status, and as anyone who has worked for KBR before knows, getting the paperwork in is definitely time sensitive. Has anyone been in this position before???? If so, any information on working around the issue or at least buying some time would be a lifesaver. Thanx

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wacosecurity in Waco, Texas

77 months ago

bluecamel in Doha, Qatar said: the security side of KBR is more logistics than anything.
Dyna Corp will probably hire you in a heart beat, but they are staffing places like Dubai and Kuwait right now and the money is bad. around $55,000 a year.

What are the rates for logistics? Also can you explain the "uplift" that they where talking about earlier.

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rorox757

77 months ago

blue camel in really appreciate all the information that you have been posting it has been very informative. would HR have a direct number perhaps. in was inquiring about a job position in maybe Hr or some sorty of nursing dept. in which they may have. the online website is not exactley specific enough when it comes to the actual duty of that job. also is it very likely that kbr would fire you within the first week even if i perform to my expectations? really appreciate your time.

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fishbonemidnight in Texas

77 months ago

If you are discharged from the Army for Illegal drug use with a general under honorable conditions discharge. What are the chances you would get a job with KBR?

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marlon33 in falcon, Iraq

77 months ago

Blue camel I have been supply in the army for four years with 2 deployments. I'm getting out soon. How much do supply personnel usually make with Kbr in Iraq. Or I might do something easy like mail handler how much do they generally make. Thanx

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bluecamel in Doha, Qatar

77 months ago

rorox757 said: blue camel in really appreciate all the information that you have been posting it has been very informative. would HR have a direct number perhaps. in was inquiring about a job position in maybe Hr or some sorty of nursing dept. in which they may have. the online website is not exactley specific enough when it comes to the actual duty of that job. also is it very likely that kbr would fire you within the first week even if i perform to my expectations? really appreciate your time.

KBR will not list recruiter phone numbers because they would be swamped with calls.
Iraq is is Cost plus contract. in regular terms it means you have to spend money to make money. occasionally they do large scale cut backs on jobs, just to turn around and spend the money to replace those people they fired.

The natural rate of turn over is 70%+ for in side the wire(camp)workers and 95% for truck drivers, so usually the natural turn over is enough to balance things out.

but remember it is contract work, so you are not Guaranteed anything for job security.

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bluecamel in Doha, Qatar

77 months ago

fishbonemidnight in Texas said: If you are discharged from the Army for Illegal drug use with a general under honorable conditions discharge. What are the chances you would get a job with KBR?

very slim

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bluecamel in Doha, Qatar

77 months ago

marlon33 in falcon, Iraq said: Blue camel I have been supply in the army for four years with 2 deployments. I'm getting out soon. How much do supply personnel usually make with Kbr in Iraq. Or I might do something easy like mail handler how much do they generally make. Thanx

everyone wants to know the pay scale. the easyiest way to look at it is low end about $72,000 high end about $88,000.

from 2003-2006 the money was really high, because of all the hours you worked. on an average you would do 100 hr week. everything is running at 84 hours now.

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tha1 in Liberty, North Carolina

77 months ago

hey bluecamel,

i was wondering if i am qualified to work for KBR. i have four years active duty in the army (honorable discharge). i have a clean drivers license and clean background check. i also have a bachelor's degree in management. i was wondering if I could get hired for a warehousemen or a trade? i have heard some crazy pay numbers (180,000-250,000). i think that is crap though, so your responses seem more realistic. thanks.

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redlion2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut

77 months ago

Hi Bluecamel...I must say thank you for all of your informative posts. There is so much information on the internet, but none of it really answers the questions I have re overseas contract opportunities. I'm prior service Marine (admin clerk), and over the past couple of days I've applied for several admin positions with KBR in Iraq & Afghanistan. I know it has become extremely competitive to land a position, but with my military background do you think I should expect a call within a couple of weeks or a month? Thanks for your insight, and BTW... Ooorah!

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bluecamel in Doha, Qatar

77 months ago

redlion2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut said: Hi Bluecamel...I must say thank you for all of your informative posts. There is so much information on the internet, but none of it really answers the questions I have re overseas contract opportunities. I'm prior service Marine (admin clerk), and over the past couple of days I've applied for several admin positions with KBR in Iraq & Afghanistan. I know it has become extremely competitive to land a position, but with my military background do you think I should expect a call within a couple of weeks or a month? Thanks for your insight, and BTW... Ooorah!

yes, there is alot of competition for overseas jobs. The military background is a real plus. Contact time depends greatly on the need for that position you applied for. i can tell you this, just because you are not sure if you quilify for a position, don't be afraid to apply.

the more positions you apply for, the greater the chance of a recruiter seeing it and passing it along to the right recruiter. Semper Fi.

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markcu01 in Shreveport, Louisiana

77 months ago

redlion2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut said: Hi Bluecamel...I must say thank you for all of your informative posts. There is so much information on the internet, but none of it really answers the questions I have re overseas contract opportunities. I'm prior service Marine (admin clerk), and over the past couple of days I've applied for several admin positions with KBR in Iraq & Afghanistan. I know it has become extremely competitive to land a position, but with my military background do you think I should expect a call within a couple of weeks or a month? Thanks for your insight, and BTW... Ooorah!

don't get in any hurry!! i was there in 2006 and came home and have been appling every since i got back and still i have heard nothing from them. they don't get in any hurry to do anything(just like the military..lol!)

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Joe Haywood in Doha, Qatar

77 months ago

Hello Blue Camel. I am in Qatar working security for Dyncorp I am trying to get a job at the Airforce Base working for MWR. I am a certified personal trainer, Corrective exercise specialist, cpr, aed and first aid qualified an have a associates degree in general studies. I am currently taking online classes towards my bachelors in sports managment. What is the name of the contract for kbr in qatar? I never see the the job posted on KBR jobs. Could you give me any help to lead me in the right direction. Thanks

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redlion2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut

77 months ago

bluecamel in Doha, Qatar said: the more positions you apply for, the greater the chance of a recruiter seeing it and passing it along to the right recruiter. Semper Fi.

First, thank you both bluecamel & markcu01 for the replies. GREAT information!!! You know, over the past couple of days I've applied for 11 positions with KBR I was beginning to think that I was over doing it. With this piece of advice, I'm going to continue to press forward and apply for other positions. Thanks again.

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redlion2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut

77 months ago

I realize the focus of this forum is KBR overseas, but would anyone know whats the pay like for KBR positions in Canada?

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fishbonemidnight in Texas

77 months ago

They mostly hire people overseas though, It's kinda difficult to get a job in Cadana, the pay wouldnt be any difficult for such in different companies there, if you get one

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Dada in Neverland

77 months ago

bluecamel in Doha, Qatar said: My guess would be because the LOGCAPP got split between 3 companies and KBR is providing a lower level of support than what an engineer would be doing.

Time to look towards other contracts.

thanks bluecamel...

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Hoopz in Honolulu, Hawaii

77 months ago

bluecamel in Doha, Qatar said: yes, there is alot of competition for overseas jobs. The military background is a real plus. Contact time depends greatly on the need for that position you applied for. i can tell you this, just because you are not sure if you quilify for a position, don't be afraid to apply.

the more positions you apply for, the greater the chance of a recruiter seeing it and passing it along to the right recruiter. Semper Fi.

Hi Bluecamel,

I don't have any military experience and I was interested in getting an entry level position in anything in Iraq. I am only 20, i have a high school diploma and about a year working as an assistant office manager. Any advice on how I should go about getting a job in Iraq. Also is the pay the same for Iraq and Afghanistan? My mom is an E-8 in the army and has recently got back from Iraq, but I don't want to let her know of my decision. I have a lot of friends in Iraq and they all tell me KBR and gave me their website. But is there any other way or any other website. I could really use the money for college. Thanks!

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Mike Long77 in Stone Mountain, Georgia

77 months ago

Hi BlueCamel

My co-worker just got hired with KBR, and she is scheduled to go to Houston for "processing". She indicated if you make it to Houston, you pretty much have the job. Does that sound true to you? I understand there is a rigorous medical examination. Is the exam a questionaire? Or done by a doctor? What are some immediate disqualifers? I have Hepatitis B, it's not "active" and I am healthy, not on any medications for it or anything. Will they disqualify me for that? I remember reading the initial application and they mentioned something about that.

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markcu01 in Shreveport, Louisiana

77 months ago

Dejan Lazarevski in Kumanovo, Macedonia said: How's the pay /hr for warehouseman? Anyone know the number for warehouse/logistic recruiter? Pls. let me know the contact number.
E-mail me lazarevskidejan@gmail.com
Thanks

when i was there i was making between 6000.00-and 10,000.00 a month. don't know if the pay has gone down or not. contact steve.andrews@kbr.com he was a warehouse recruiter.they really don't like it when you contact them but oh well. chances are they won't reply to you.

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helpingmybrotherinlaw in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

77 months ago

My husband is currently in Iraq and he just told me about KBR and wanted me to check into contract positions for my brother in law. He currently owns his own excavating company (3 years), but the high gas prices and lack of new construction is killing him. He has extensive experience in directional drilling, underground water/sewer lines, and obviously he can operate all heavy equipment machines (10 years exp.)

My questions are: How long are the contracts for positions like these and what type of salary could he expect? Thank you.

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mgparrothead007 in Bagdad

77 months ago

Well I would suggest a couple of companies KBR included. Because they are in the drilling part of oil. At www.KBRjob.com., and www.woodgroup.com., they also pay very well. and alot of hometime. With KBR I'm not totally sure what the pay would be for that. Mainly in Iraq it is more supervisor lead roles, as the Iraqi citizens and Foreign nationals that do all the labor work or 95% of it. Which the pay for that would be around $9,000.00 to $14,000.00 plus a month. And R&R every 120 days at 16 days which to KBR equals 14 days because we lose a day of travel from Dubai, UAE. And back to Dubai, UAE. But it is mostly tax free. Anything under $7,200 approx. is tax free. And pay is monthly. I would say for him to park his equipment or sell it in this day and age they are easily replaceable at local auctions with newer and better equipment, so good luck, Mark

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mgparrothead007 in Bagdad

77 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at KBR?

What do you like best about working at KBR? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

Well there are no bonuses for the people who actually work . Except for a $10.00 phone card at Christmas. WOW But the "TIER 1" level management get major salaries and bonuses. $20-$25,000 a month salary plus bonuses anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 a qtr. Yes 4 times a year. And the "TOP 5 KBR of IRAQ" split $12,000,000.00 bonus for 3 months. Not including there Overpaid salaries. But the pay is still good more than what you would make in the US for 2 months. The Travel is very fast paced and not anytime to rest. And dangerous not as bad as in the past. Anyway Good luck. And remember its all about the paycheck. It's mostly tax free. Except for the F.I.C.A. That will be coming out of our next checks in Sept. At $600-$800.00 a month now.

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mgparrothead007 in Bagdad

77 months ago

bluecamel in Doha, Qatar said: i really enjoy reading all the speculation about KBR from individual that have never worked for the company. i have been with KBR for just over 4 years. i spent the first 3 years in Iraq (transportation dept) climbed the corporate ladder to upper managemnt and now work with KBR and Shell on the largest construction project in the world.

there are a few contract companies that pay a little more starting out, but the chance for advancement and to make it a career are very slim with those other companies.

I am making almost $165,000 a year and work 8 weeks on 18 days off. I defie anyone to tell me that is not a good job.

There any positions available out there in Doha, Qatar. I have been with KBR for 4 years and need a change. I am in transportation/Logistics. I have just over 10 years experience. I am currently on R&R now and will be back in Iraq by next Sunday or Monday, Thanks, Mark

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fishbonemidnight in Texas

77 months ago

If you are discharged from the Army for Illegal drug use with a general under honorable conditions discharge. What are the chances you would get a job with KBR? Is this do able?

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helpingmybrotherinlaw in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

77 months ago

Mark,

Thank you so much for your information. I will pass it along to my brother in law. He is just struggling right now with owning his company and having to pay out a lot of money a month. He doens't have any employees at this point and he is trying to do it all himself. Again, I really appreciate your information! Have a nice day.

Maureen

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mgparrothead007 in Bagdad

77 months ago

Well it depends on how long ago. The best thing to do is to put in your resume at www.kbrjobs.com., and find out when a recruiter for KBR calls you. Otherwise try and get on with IAP worldwide services. Who does not check anything. But KBR does ask and if you were in the military less than 7 years ago. Then it could be a problem I really don't know. But I would suggest if you use them now not to go over because it is not the place for it. because your life and others around you depend on you having a straight head. Or if you have been off them for good, and you are reformed then go for it. We all make mistakes. And we are all here for many many reasons. But my best of luck to you and good luck and God Speed, Mark

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mgparrothead007 in Bagdad

77 months ago

Hey anytime. I know things are hard. When I demobed out of Iraq in April of 2006. We bought a tractor trailer, worst thing ever. We ended up losing over $30,000 in truck and wages. And then more so the truck. And then I left for Iraq again the sunday after Thanksgiving, it was actualy great to be back and still needing more because of the economy. Although when the war is over in Iraq there will be almost 100,000 contractors and workers returning home not all at once but it will also shock the economy. So save save save, Good luck to your brother in law. Your welcome anytime , mark

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toosignal in El Paso, Texas

77 months ago

Hey everyone....well I got a position with KBR in Iraq and I leave for processing the 17th of August. Just wondering what life is like in Balad these days?

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markcu01 in Shreveport, Louisiana

77 months ago

toosignal in El Paso, Texas said: Hey everyone....well I got a position with KBR in Iraq and I leave for processing the 17th of August. Just wondering what life is like in Balad these days?

be sure and sifgn up for frequent flyer miles when youo get to the airport. you'll get plenty of fly time...lol

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pennaman73 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

77 months ago

That's awesome man. I have a few questions to ask if you don't mind. How long was your resume in? How long and in depth was your resume? Did you submit a cover letter? Do you have your passport already? I would be so grateful if you could answer those questions for me.

Thanks.

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pennaman73 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

77 months ago

Also, I want to thank everyone resposible for this blog. Especially you bluecamel. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help us out.

Shawn Cone

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redlion2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut

77 months ago

pennaman73 in Fort Wayne, Indiana said: Also, I want to thank everyone resposible for this blog. Especially you bluecamel. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help us out.

I would like to echo Mr. Cone's sentiments. Those responding to these posts re KBR have been great. THANK YOU!

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redlion2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut

77 months ago

pennaman73 in Fort Wayne, Indiana said: That's awesome man. I have a few questions to ask if you don't mind. How long was your resume in? How long and in depth was your resume? Did you submit a cover letter? Do you have your passport already...

Congratulations toosignal!!! I pretty much have the same question as pennaman73. What was the time frame from when you submitted your resume to the date you're leaving for processing? Also, how many positions did you submit your resume for? Good luck to ya.

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mgparrothead007 in Bagdad

77 months ago

No just a basic resume. And they paid for our passports in Houston, TX. But if you have one and it doesn't expire soon. That will make your time go faster in Houston, Tx. No cover letter. Unless it has changed. But remember to keep all of your paper work together and never lose anything radio/cell phone while deployed. They have alot of rules but for a reason. And it a CYA thing. But write down whoever calls you and numbers and never ever miss any meetings in Houston, TX . DO not drink while in Houston people just get into trouble and miss stuff or anything. This is a life changing event if you get hired. So please take things like they are gold because who will pay you $8,000.00 or more in the states tax free and let you travel the world wherever you want to go on R&R. I went to Australia in March 2006 for 2 weeks. And I will be going back same time next year just bringing my family on a Australian vacation. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions, Thanks, Mark

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mgparrothead007 in Bagdad

77 months ago

Well I lived there for about 6 months now living in the green zone. Balad has a pizza hut, green beans coffee. Some really good Defacs(Chow halls). And a good PX and Iraqi shops and a movie hall. And you take buses everywhere. Or you can check out a vehicle for 2 hours but do not be late turning it back in. You can loose your privledge. Also Do not miss any meetings or anything in Houston,TX. You miss 1 thing you will have to go back home for 6 months. What are you going to be doing in Balad? Good luck and have fun, Mark

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toosignal in El Paso, Texas

77 months ago

My resume was in for about two weeks. My resume was pretty in depth. If you were in the military do not be shy of using military terms. I have heard that watering the wording down to make it more "civilian friendly" could make your qualifications seem less spectacular. I do already have a passport. Good luck

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toosignal in El Paso, Texas

77 months ago

Thanks for the input everyone. And trust me I will definitely be on the straight and narrow. Just one question. Is the physical conducted in a station fashion or do they make you strip down for a doctor. Thanks guys.

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mgparrothead007 in Bagdad

77 months ago

Your physical is done in sections. But the one on one is done in a cutained off room. You won't actually strip unless they ask you to. As far as I can remember. But the medical is all day usually try and get on the first bus or two. You will be done much earlier. It will be earlier also if you have your passport. if you don't have your pasport you will go to the passport office first. I believe. Anyway good luck. Mark

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toosignal in El Paso, Texas

77 months ago

Thanks man. I can't wait till I get there. The anticipation is killing me.

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fishbonemidnight in Texas

77 months ago

If you are discharged from the Army for Illegal drug use with a general under honorable conditions discharge. What are the chances you would get a job with KBR. They already scheduled me for the processing in Houston, you think they gonna cancel it when I give them my DD214?

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JeffJenn in Missouri

77 months ago

My DH has his resume in with KBR for a carpenter position. He's highly qualified, no back child support, bankruptcy etc that would rule him out - so I'm hoping he will be offered something.

When they offer someone a contract what usually happens next?

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Thumper Racer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

77 months ago

My best friend and I are thinking about going over to Iraq together to make some money to pay off bills. I was wondering what the chances were of us being able to be at the same place and what the average pay would be for clerical/administrative work? Any information would be great - it will be a big decision to leave my husband and 3 year old but if the money pays off our bills - I'll definitely consider it. Thanks!

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