[QUOTE=Flyer69;98015]You made 120k as a cook? No wonder my taxes are sky high.[/QUOTE]
Well seeing how I about bought it more times than I can count, $120 wasn’t too bad. I was almost kllled twice due to IEDs - one was planed less than 10 feet from the hooch, where I was sleeping at the time; would have kill all of us and then some if the security detail didn’t find it. And the second time in my very own DEFAC; someone placed a backpack in the corner, behind some chairs. Luckaly someone saw the hidden bag and reported it. Then countless time we were getting shot at and mortar attacked. Nothing like waking up at 4am,by the BIG VOICE yelling, then diving for the fortified bunkers. lol… I LOVED IT!!! I want to go back so badly, but they are giving all the 3rd world nationals the contracts. Talk about waste of your U.S. tax dollars! At least when I was there, they were mosting going to U.S. ExPat, now they go to more 3rd world Nat. than anyone else, since all they have to pay them is $25K vs our $120K.
[QUOTE=seriously;98017]I don’t know what the cooks make for sure. But a good, reliable cook is golden to a company. While you will hit an upper limit to the pay you won’t have to deal with all the paperwork/training that the other departments need to advance.
Just don’t be that fat shirtless cook that I remember, I watched the sweat roll off his body and drip onto the griddle while he made breakfast. And stay out of the rumor mill.[/QUOTE]
LMAO… Oh HELL NO Bro! I am meticulous when it comes to the area that I cook and eat in! If I didn’t wash the plate and utensils, I’m about to eat with, I’ll wash them myself to make sure they are clean!!!
As for pay, does anyone know the entry level and additional tier pay for cooks? What do they max out to? I have no problem working in the engine room, I was told that’s where the good money is at. Since we’re on Departments and Salaries, what is the best department vs salaries option? What DEPT is the quickest climb with the best pay?
[QUOTE=tugsailor;98018]He got paid $100 just for being in Afghanistan and was paid another $20 for cooking.[/QUOTE]
About right! The uplift and hazard pay is where the money really started to accumulate. Plus I did other things while I was there. They really just place you where they need you, depending on your background. I have a background in executive body guarding and weapons use, Corp management, etc so my job changed to suit their current needs, as they arise.