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    Job offer in Afghanistan

    I put my rez online about a year ago and a few months later got an email from this agency. They have called me twice since but both those (Saudi) jobs were lost to other contractors.

    So this Afghan thing came up about three months ago and I replied over the phone I'd be interested. She said she'd get back to me with more detail and today this email arrived. What do you think, would you teach young Afghan pilots for $2000 a week, tax-free, room and board?


    Jonathan,

    We are definitely pursuing the ELT work in Afghanistan. We are in the proposal process, but it looks like the salary would be right around $100k/yr. As long as you met the IRS guidelines, the majority, if not all of that would be tax free. All work will be done in a US Forward Operating Base. This could be any number of bases, so I don’t have a specific location at this time. All housing, transportation and food costs are being taken care of.


    Please let me know if you are still interested and I will get a Contingent Offer Letter out to you for your review.


    Thank You,

    xxxxxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    All work will be done in a US Forward Operating Base. This could be any number of bases, so I don’t have a specific location at this time.
    Looks like there's only one base in Afghanistan where they train Afghan pilots in the Thunder Lab project - Shinidad air base in Herat province - unless they are teaching them some English before they go there ?

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    $100 K a year for working in Afghanistan ain't much at all in my opinion.

    Here in Perth some front line emergency workers and teachers pull that money.

    Anyway, be careful if you take it.

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    If you don't mind the risk of being shot in the back by one of your students sure go for it.

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    yes but terry, you would lose maybe 25 % in tax , 25% food and drink , and 25 % accommodation ?
    and have to put up with been called a pommy bastard 24 / 7
    no I think I'd take the Afghan war zone job anyday ....

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    I'd rather be surrounded by Afgans than sheep shagging Aussies spouting their bastardised version of the mother tongue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    US Forward Operating Base.
    Assume you know what that means?

    $2000 aint that much for the risk.

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    I would really want to check out the agency offering me the job. I would not wish to find myself in the middle of a war zone, on my own without any support.
    Try to contact someone who has worked for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    All work will be done in a US Forward Operating Base. This could be any number of bases, so I donít have a specific location at this time. ?
    Truckers do it for about the same amount of pay ... And ... Have to leave the confines of the safety of the bases.

    I'd say go for it if you're willing to live in the relative safety of a sandbox for a year.

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    You can make that in Australia working a skilled job in mines after tax and do an 8 day on 6 day off roster.

    It's not a huge salary. Also given the weakness of the USD at the moment.

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    Thanx y'all

    I too thought about the rep of the company. I searched them but didn't find a complaint.

    The woman has called three times about three different jobs in two countries. She's very professional, and even invited me to the office in Huston. They appear to be on the level.

    Yes, it's a forward base and although it seems like a lot of money it's moot if I get greened on blue.

    And as well, there are so many unknowns: classroom hours, the living quarters, other benefits like health support and life insurance. But they haven't yet secured the contract, and as I mentioned, they've have lost to the bidding of two in the past. What they do is email a contingency document, they put a package together including all their teachers, their CVs and the contingency agreement.

    It isn't my dream job. I did do some Saudi students in Dallas last year. They were better than I ever expected except for my ignorance about how very touchy they are about their woman .. I couldn't even hand them things, like work sheets.

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    $2000 a WEEK? Fucking hell, I'd want that a DAY. They're probably charging five grand a day anyway.

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    Yep, that's the nature of agents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe View Post
    I put my rez online about a year ago and a few months later got an email from this agency. They have called me twice since but both those (Saudi) jobs were lost to other contractors.

    So this Afghan thing came up about three months ago and I replied over the phone I'd be interested. She said she'd get back to me with more detail and today this email arrived. What do you think, would you teach young Afghan pilots for $2000 a week, tax-free, room and board?


    Jonathan,

    We are definitely pursuing the ELT work in Afghanistan. We are in the proposal process, but it looks like the salary would be right around $100k/yr. As long as you met the IRS guidelines, the majority, if not all of that would be tax free. All work will be done in a US Forward Operating Base. This could be any number of bases, so I donít have a specific location at this time. All housing, transportation and food costs are being taken care of.


    Please let me know if you are still interested and I will get a Contingent Offer Letter out to you for your review.


    Thank You,

    xxxxxxx
    Only $78,000.00 is tax free if you are a US citizen. I taught in Iraq 3 years and fell into the "tax free" bracket, or so I thought. It takes about 3 years before they catch up to you, but they will catch up to you and make you pay anything over the $78,000.00 back PLUS interest and penalties for 3 years. In my case, I paid over $60,000.00 back.

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    ^ it was up to $95,100 for 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    I did do some Saudi students in Dallas last year. They were better than I ever expected except for my ignorance about how very touchy they are
    yes but this job is teaching them i assume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    It isn't my dream job. I did do some Saudi students in Dallas last year. They were better than I ever expected except for my ignorance about how very touchy they are about their woman .. I couldn't even hand them things, like work sheets.
    Why not go to Saudi then? They are hiring all the time, both men and women.

    I am possibly going to teach in Abu Dhabi this year or next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    Please let me know if you are still interested and I will get a Contingent Offer Letter out to you for your review. Thank You,

    xxxxxxx
    That is more kisses than I send my GF. They must like you!

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    not bad money to teach someone to say parachute.

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    ^ Or mayby:


    SUICIDE BOMBER TRAINING: "Pay attention, because I'm only going to show you this once."

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    You can increase your personal security in Afghanistan a lot by simple measures. Don't shave, don't shower, wear local fashion and don't launder it. Drop the line 'Allahu Akhbar' at least twice per minute.

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    I was thinkin the same. All pretty much natural measures. I mean it's not like I'd be trying to impress the girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall
    Allahu Akhbar'
    he don't need a parachute.

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    He opted for 77 virgins? Smart move!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe
    Please let me know if you are still interested and I will get a Contingent Offer Letter out to you for your review. Thank You,

    xxxxxxx
    That is more kisses than I send my GF. They must like you!
    Which girlfriend?

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