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    query, work in iraq

    do english or europeans work in construction in iraq.

    we are a contract carpentry company uk based, and through the internet we have had BofQ's and enqueries from some big firms to work in iraq.

    is this for real

    the reason i'm asking here is i see a few people seem to work over there.

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    Let me know if you need a European laborer for $500 up a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Let me know if you need a European laborer for $500 up a day.
    I thought they make US$1,000 a day. That's what the other posters said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meepho View Post
    do english or europeans work in construction in iraq.

    we are a contract carpentry company uk based, and through the internet we have had BofQ's and enqueries from some big firms to work in iraq.

    is this for real

    the reason i'm asking here is i see a few people seem to work over there.
    There are about 120-140,000 American contractors in Iraq. Also, there are Europeans, Philippinos, and other nationalities there.

    There are also "contractor forums" on the internet for Iraq, if you google.

    An acquaintence of mine was a long time English teacher where I live. Just turned 50. He got a job in Afghanistan on a compound, and has been doing it for 2 years. He's very happy. And he's making coin.

    Check it out.

    I think being able to "stick it out" and not bail, is just as and even a little more important, than specific experience in a particular field, for most jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meepho
    do english or europeans work in construction in iraq.
    Yes. Loads.

    Good money, too, but no the safest place to work in the world. No worse than any other raghead country though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    I thought they make US$1,000 a day
    The 1000U$D a day jobs are reserved for guys that reside in Thailand during their time off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    The 1000U$D a day jobs are reserved for guys that reside in Thailand during their time off.
    I met one of them a few weeks ago.
    He bought his BG gf-since-two-weeks a brand new Suzuki motocy. 55K Baht, he thought it was cheap..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by meepho
    do english or europeans work in construction in iraq.
    Yes. Loads.

    Good money, too, but no the safest place to work in the world. No worse than any other raghead country though.
    I've worked in other "raghead" countries and never had to worry about being kidnapped if I left the house.

    The decision is, am I getting paid enough to risk my life ? So "US$1000" a day maybe isn't enough.

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    There are about 120-140,000 American contractors in Iraq. Also, there are Europeans, Philippinos, and other nationalities there.



    Philippinos are banned from their own government to go to Irak following the hostage taking a few years ago...

    The philippino passports receive a stamp in it "Not valid for Iraq"...

    There are always exeptions to the rules, but i think no one of them is actually there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by meepho View Post
    do english or europeans work in construction in iraq.

    we are a contract carpentry company uk based, and through the internet we have had BofQ's and enqueries from some big firms to work in iraq.

    is this for real

    the reason i'm asking here is i see a few people seem to work over there.
    There are about 120-140,000 American contractors in Iraq. Also, there are Europeans, Philippinos, and other nationalities there.

    There are also "contractor forums" on the internet for Iraq, if you google.

    An acquaintence of mine was a long time English teacher where I live. Just turned 50. He got a job in Afghanistan on a compound, and has been doing it for 2 years. He's very happy. And he's making coin.

    Check it out.

    I think being able to "stick it out" and not bail, is just as and even a little more important, than specific experience in a particular field, for most jobs.
    thanks for the replies guys,

    i will look into things a bit more, maybe price one up and keep you posted.

    i have a problem about pricing in this country.
    i know what we can get away with in the uk, but how much to load the prices as per the danger element ??.

    in the uk average earnings are 900 per week, 5 days

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    But another thing to consider is they ain't doing a 40 hr week, when we work it is generally 7/12s,,2 shifts a day, and on monthly or bi-monthly rotations.
    Sometimes you go out for 6 months and have 6 weeks off and back for another 6 months.
    Just depends on what sched. they want to work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    But another thing to consider is they ain't doing a 40 hr week, when we work it is generally 7/12s,,2 shifts a day, and on monthly or bi-monthly rotations.
    Sometimes you go out for 6 months and have 6 weeks off and back for another 6 months.
    Just depends on what sched. they want to work..
    fair enough bgang, if the money reflects the work even better as it should end up being a good saving scheme for a year or two.

    i'm doing some searching and googling but can not get any idea about earnings or prices, any leads

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