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« on: 13/05/2011 09:30:22 »
hey guys
omid's been offered a job by the British army but in Afghanistan,,,,they wana take omid with them to Afghanistan. the requirements of the job is to be able to speak native languages of Afghanistan and should know the basics of computer since they want omid to work as interperator and translator in there cz omid can speak both native languages of Afghanistan,,,,,,
omid spoke to them last week and they said that they've 2 groups of army going there 1st one in 2 weeks and the 2nd one after nine months,,,,,so omid can join any group,,,,,they promised 4000 a month which would go directly in your bank account in UK excluding accomodation and food (they would be providing that) and no war sites. but would pay higher if omid willing to visit war sites with them.
omid been to Afghanistan and Iraq once before too but that was with American troops. that was bit of advanture:P but then that was ages ago!!!!
what do you guys think? shall omid take it?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 13/05/2011 11:01:41 »
If it's not in a war 'zone' then I'd say 'yes'.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 13/05/2011 14:59:04 »
I would get everything you expect confirmed in writing before you go - terribly difficult after the fact or whilst you are in Afghanistan.  It's good cash on the sound of it - but make sure you do you tax/NI/expenses calculations before you go or say yes.  At your age I would almost certainly have said yes - but think long and hard and break it to your family gently
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/05/2011 22:43:24 »
I am with Matthew.. You should really think about it and definitely get it all in writing so they cannot slip out of their obligation.. which can sometimes happen and that would be terrible.
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« Reply #4 on: 10/06/2011 02:16:58 »
No.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 10/06/2011 06:12:12 »
I'm just curious what the private market for Afgan interpreters is like.

I know that private engineers get paid an awful lot. 

Does the army have statistics for the mortality rate for interpreters?  It is possible that some people in the country would see you as a traitor which could make it worse than other professions.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 15/06/2011 12:08:51 »
Hi Omid.   Did you go then?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 08/07/2011 20:26:56 »
If it's not in a war 'zone' then I'd say 'yes'.
I would get everything you expect confirmed in writing before you go - terribly difficult after the fact or whilst you are in Afghanistan.  It's good cash on the sound of it - but make sure you do you tax/NI/expenses calculations before you go or say yes.  At your age I would almost certainly have said yes - but think long and hard and break it to your family gently
I am with Matthew.. You should really think about it and definitely get it all in writing so they cannot slip out of their obligation.. which can sometimes happen and that would be terrible.

No.

THANK YOU all for you kind concerns
Omid really appreciate it and YES of course they are gona give everything in writing and omid also has to give them in writing that if anything happens to omid in there omid herself is gona be responsible for that.

Hi Omid.   Did you go then?

YES!!! omid took it BUT Iraq NOT Afghanistan omid is going to Norwich for training and from there omid is gona go to Iraq.

I'm just curious what the private market for Afghan interpreters is like.

I know that private engineers get paid an awful lot. 

Does the army have statistics for the mortality rate for interpreters?  It is possible that some people in the country would see you as a traitor which could make it worse than other professions.

the pay for interpreters in Afghanistan and Iraq is CRAZY they pay to official interpreters like $18,000 (US dollars) per month including annual contract.
and yes people in there hate you for this kinda job ESPECIALLY if you are Afghan or Iraqi.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 08/07/2011 21:41:34 »
Stay safe, Omid, and drop in when you have a chance.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 08/07/2011 23:16:21 »
Omid, follow your heart!  Don't do something just because of the money....... Think about how you will change people through what you do and try to make it positive for everyone.  If by doing this you feel that you can improve the quality of life for humankind, including your own, then I say go for it. 

I sincerely hope you can make a difference whatever you choose.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 10/07/2011 09:17:20 »
Good luck Omid and please do be safe and take good care of yourself. Loads of hugs and good wishes.
 

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