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Embassy spokesman Bob Callaghan said the contractor who was working on a reconstruction project was kidnapped in the greater Baghdad area. CNN said relatives of the unidentified contractor had been notified. No further details were immediately available.
Originally posted by skippytjc
I wouldnt go to Iraq for anything in the world right now. Let alone cash. They could offer me 5 times my salary and the answer would be no way.
Just not worth it.
Well, I would go if my country made.....er....asked me to I guess.
[edit on 11-4-2005 by skippytjc]
I wonder if this guy is a 'building' contractor or a merc?
Apparently mercs get reported as 'contractors'. Indeed, they are contractors.
Yes I saw the news on CNN and the family has been notify. I wonder why with all the tragic events falling upon foreigners specially Americans contractors in Iraq, I wonder why the big companies like Haliburto keeps taking Americans to Iraq.
Why not hiring Iraqis to be the ones to do the rebuilding of their country and pay them the outrageous pay check I bet they will be more than happy to work.
Originally posted by curme
When I got out of the Army last year, after serving about a year in Iraq, I was going to go back as a civilian and work for ITT (the job market is real bad right now). My Mom wouldn't let me go back again! My friends were making fun of me, that my Mom could dictate what I (a 33-year old male) should do with my life! She's never done that before, or since, and heck, she's my Mom! She felt that strongly, I respected her and didn't go. Whenever I hear about a contractor getting hurt, I always think, "Could that of been me?"