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Has anyone had a spouse do contract work for DynCorp International?

My husband is considering taking a contract job for DynCorp in Afghanistan, and I just wanted to get some input from someone who has either done this themselves or had a spouse who did. Even if it was another country you input would be great. I just want to know what the experience was like, is it worth the pay? How safe are they? Thanks!!

Asked By: twopeas03 - 7/27/2007
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My mom works for dyncorp and she said that you can make alot of money by going over there but she is not sure about the saftey, you have to weigh if it worth the 1 year away from your family or 1 year in danger the contract is going to pay you and the outclause and money paid , if he is hurt or killed... More
Answered By: rxing - 7/27/2007
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One of my good friends husband works for them. We were all in Germany together, when we were in Germany he went to Iraq 2 times (within 3 years) and then we all moved state side and he went to Afghan with my husband (just got home last summer). He makes VERY good money! They also get 2, 2 weeks of R&R. They are pretty... More
Answered By: megan v - 7/27/2007
 
I would be cautious about working for DynCorp. Even though they give lucrative contracts for people to work in dangerous environments such as Afghanistan, their corporate ethics scares me. Their employees have been known to slap ministers in Afghanistan and even worse, they have been caught running a sex slave trade... More
Answered By: Andrew W - 7/27/2007
 
My husband didn't work for DynCorp, he worked for KBR. He was in Iraq for 15 months. July 2004-Nov 2005. It was relatively safe. He was in Northern Iraq. He said while he was there they had a few scares etc. where they had to put on their helmets and flack vests and jump in a foxhole. The only times I really worried... More
Answered By: Armygirl91 - 7/27/2007
 
Yes, my ex worked for Dyncorp twice. He worked in Bogoto, Columbia, South America with the drug irradication. The pay is good. I don't know what they are offering for Afghanistan. Columbia was about $5000 a month gross pay. Good benefits-medical, dental and vision at low cost. Pay days every two weeks. Right now, he... More
Answered By: Jeanie C - 7/28/2007
 
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