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Posted: 10/21/2004 9:13:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 9:43:25 AM EDT by reconBYfire]
Taking into consideration your family, the time you enjoy with them, anxiety issues from being away, and just knowing that you enjoy coming home everyday.
Now, add the fact that you are unemployed.

Would you take a contract job that is 3 hours away, come home on weekends, the contract lasts until new year, all expenses except chow, and $60 per hour.

Some of you may think I am nuts; however, I still question it. Not my marriage, just me(hate time away). After 10 years on the real GI JOE ARMY TEAM and ass loads of time spent away.....I have my reservations.

FWIW: This is a real mission not a training scenario (this isnt a hypothetical situation...true and serious question)

edit: spelling

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:17:20 AM EDT
What's it lead to, beside a little cash?
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:18:26 AM EDT
IT is a niche market...and it keeps you in it.....possible future with Big 5 firms
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:26:09 AM EDT
Yes, I would and have done similiar. 2 1/2 monthes go by very quickly. I looked at it this way...I was trading the three hours I would usually be at home during the week when the kids and wife would be awak (6:00-9:00) for money that benefitted the entire family. I set aside a portion of that money and took some time off work and take some longer trips for vacation. This allowed us plenty of "Family time" together.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:26:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By reconBYfire:

...add the fact that you are unemployed...

Provide for your family. It's only a few months. Play with your kids while mommy brings home the bacon or explain why you're doing what you're doing and how it is taking care of them. Which lesson do you want to teach??

FWIW: This is a real mission not a training scenario
What does this mean exactly?

Whatever you decide, I hope it works for your family and you get a steady job soon. You obviously love your family and just that gives you a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Good luck.

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:48:08 AM EDT
I voted "Yes," but it is something that the family should back you on. Seeing as they may be adversley effected by your lack of presence of the next few months, it would be good for you guys to discuss it. It is good money, so that is a plus for everyone around. On the surface, it sounds like something I would do, but only for short term.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:59:31 AM EDT
If it's necessary, do it.

But only if you think your family can handle it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 10:45:11 AM EDT
Thanks for the input...had to make the decision fast........I also made a few phone calls......I turned it down for may reasons.

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 10:54:00 AM EDT
If you enjoy the work...

if your family can handle it....

If you can count on their support....

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