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#126717 - 10/17/06 05:18 PM haliburton
pwregan Offline
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Registered: 06/04/05
Posts: 6
Loc: Plymouth,MA
has any one or does any one know someone who has worked for haliburton as a electrician?
what kind of money are they paying you to work in iraq?

i am considering posting for one of their jobs abroad and was wondering if it was worth the risks?
any and all info greatly appreciated

#126718 - 10/17/06 05:29 PM Re: haliburton
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
They could not pay me enough, and I know all too well how to use a rifle..... And I have done electrical work in the USMC under hostile conditions before.
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#126719 - 10/17/06 05:34 PM Re: haliburton
gfretwell Offline

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9045
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
KBR takes pretty good care of the Hal employees. Occasionally someone gets in trouble but it is nothing like the rate for "marines". (or even working in a bad part of a US city)
Greg Fretwell

#126720 - 10/17/06 06:03 PM Re: haliburton
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
PW, all of us are wondering about those things... If you learn more, please share it with us!

I can think of nothing better for a young journeyman to go on such an adventure. Rebuilding an entire country- there's a challenge!

#126721 - 10/18/06 01:35 AM Re: haliburton
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Gents, not trying to offend, but don't kid yourselves. Not sure what positions they are looking for there, but doubt it's 'inside wireman'. I think the big demand would be for linemen and you'll be an attractive target - unlike you would ever be in any US city. And sure the pay might be 100X's what you would get as an E-3 1141/2 in the Marine Corps, but you would have a better funeral. (knock on wood.) And statisticaly a better chance of living. IMO Considering Marines have 799 dead to date, relitively few of which were from engineer battalions , most are 0311 grunts and Motor-T vs. 647+ civilian contractors. And the Marine Corps and Civ-Div contractors have almost equal numbers there... roughly.

And this from a guy who was in the middle of installing an over-head drop to an old hanger at Mogadishu Airport when rounds came over the fence..... I jumped down!! Somalia was a relitively safe place considering.

Not saying this for political content, but well over 600 contractors have been killed there..... Not including wounded. It's just not a very safe place.

Iraq has thier own electricians, let them do it..... Get yourself a job with your local POCO or EC.
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#126722 - 10/20/06 07:52 PM Re: haliburton
skipr Offline

Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 41
Loc: Huntington Beach, Ca.
I remember hearing about those contractors that got ambushed in Fallujah. They shot, burned, mutilated, and then hung what was left of there bodies from a bridge.No thanks! not worth $600 a day.

#126723 - 10/20/06 08:00 PM Re: haliburton
Sandro Offline

Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 449
Loc: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
interesting read!

edit... excerpt taken from site... "Employee Safety
It is known that Halliburton does not arm its civilian truck drivers, who are often the target of insurgent attacks. In one case where the lack of arms poses a severe safety hazard to Halliburton employees, in September 20, 2005, a Halliburton convoy of four trucks was ambushed north of Baghdad. All four trucks were struck by IEDs and were disabled. Their US National Guard escort followed standard operating procedure and abandoned the disabled vehicles, leaving the unarmed truck drivers defenseless. Three of the four truck drivers were executed by the insurgents while the surviving driver, Preston Wheeler, caught the event on video. It was 45 minutes before the US military arrived again at the scene.[8]"

[This message has been edited by Sandro (edited 10-20-2006).]

#126724 - 10/21/06 12:15 AM Re: haliburton
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Ooooh entering the political arena - thats a no-no. I did my absolute best to tip toe around it.... But in closing, I will say that if a camera is around, and there are dead bodies to parade - they will do it. However, no camera, no parade... No one to show off to. IMO it's the cameramans fault! Do not film the ridiculus acts of morons - and you won't be egging on that type of behavior. Because for the most part, it generaly does not happen unless a camera is there to show it off. So maybe there should be an emargo on video cameras to film themselves, and a moritorium on US and European cameramen to film our enemies doing stupid things to the dead.
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#126725 - 10/21/06 04:39 AM Re: haliburton
NJwirenut Offline

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
So maybe there should be an emargo on video cameras to film themselves, and a moritorium on US and European cameramen to film our enemies doing stupid things to the dead.

I'm quite sure that the administration and their contractor buddies would support that. Anything that clamps down on the reality of the situation is a good idea, right?

I'll bet they are pretty sorry that video and still cameras found their way into Abu Ghraib prison, as well....

#126726 - 10/21/06 04:50 AM Re: haliburton
Dnkldorf Offline

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
AH, the "believe everything the news media tells you" syndrome.

Google Pallywood, and see how much can be false, and how the news media only shows and tells you what they want.

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