Well, I Might Be Going To Iraq
Posted Feb 20th, 2008 at 06:51 AM by Beefy
Yes, that is true, and no, I am not talking about the film character my user name is named after (even though I've said in the past that he should be sent there).
I've been offered some work there, full time for a year in the field that I am actually studying at the moment and have sound knowledge of. I haven't really talked to many people about it, because I don't know how they would react. I was talking to a mate about it last night, and that was the first time that I've actually talked about it a lot to someone close to me, and in the end I bloody had dreams about being there and things being fucked up, and also dreams about me being a bit fucked up after being there, just trying to live a normal live.
It's a really hard thing, I mean, I'm not going to be going to the real danger zones a lot, but there's always a risk of bombs and rockets and that. The money of course is good, and that's making me lean more towards going over there, I'm 23 at the moment, it will help me set up things. But also, it's not like I've got a wife and family, or even a girlfriend to help support. It's not like I'm with someone and have a kid or two, and wanna help out with the bills and stuff, or try move to a better location, I'm by myself in that way.
One of the reasons why I do want to take up this job, is because of the fact that my life has been somewhat empty for a while, mainly the last two years, and doing this, I might be able to fill that gap up. Doing some work, being overseas, and maybe seeing how some don't have it as good as you and I. Doing it might open up doors to other locations, it could give me a new line of life, I've said it's stale at the moment, still live at home, no job, people who I once would say were my friends are no longer despite everything we've all been through, it just kinds of makes you wonder.
I'm just wondering if after working there for a year, after so long just waiting, praying for some big reward, if it would seem later that the giant pay would leave me feeling like a dirty whore, and if there would be pain from it all night after night after night.
Does anyone here know anyone who has worked over there, or served over there in recent times, and what they think? What do you guys think?