A New Job in Iraq

Friday, July 07, 2006

A New Job in Iraq

In his Washington Post column, Al Kamen writes:
Another excellent job opening in Baghdad. The Agency for International Development is looking for an "escort assistant." The pay's only $35,000 to $45,000 a year, but you can get housing allowances, danger pay and "Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure."

You basically pick up cargo, employees, bigwigs or others without IDs at entries to the fortified Green Zone and ensure "quick and effortless entry/exit and movement" of people and shipments.

But it's not a cakewalk.

Applicants "must be able to clearly judge emergency situations and make quick decisions to take care of her/his own security and the security of the escorted individuals. The incumbent must be flexible and expect to work long hours beyond the established work-schedule."

Could cut into party time
If you want to know how much fun it is to escort cargo and supplies through Iraq, then I recommend you watch the just-released movie The War Tapes.

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