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Old 11-27-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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GW Contract in Kuwait


Just saw new post for Paramedics in Kuwait through George Washington Univeristy. Any information? Salary, Job Duties, Living conditions, etc...

Any input is welcome.

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Old 11-27-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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I am currently on the current contract in Kuwait with a company called CHS. I am thankful that the reign of CHS is ending. They have lied to us and fed us a bunch of bull. I am hoping that ITT treats us a bit better. So far I can tell you the work is cake and the easiest job you will ever have. If you are looking for experience than this isnt for you. We do get some good calls but it is rare. I been here 3 months and only ran 2 calls. At least the 2 calls where worth running and not ABD pain or head ache or another nursing home. You live off post. The schedule is 48 on 48 off. Everything is paid for except your meals. There is 2 hrs of mandatory PT. The equipment is decent but not the best. The AC works great in the vanbulances. If you dont mind being far away from home living in the middle of kuwait with a buncha ignorant american hating people then this might be the place for you. Its an easy gig but just the bull of Kuwait is getting to me. Alcohol, porn, ham is illegal and if you are caught eating, drinking, or smoking during a muslim holiday you can be thrown in jail. Its not very safe and the building we live in is a hole. my water is brown and my apartment floods at least twice a month. Just make sure you research this contract a little more before you come out here. Im stuck here till im finished. PC me if you have any questions.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:50 PM   #3
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Wow, great attitude buddy. Way to make America proud of your representation to the country it liberated 19 years ago!
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:05 AM   #4
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Wow, great attitude buddy. Way to make America proud of your representation to the country it liberated 19 years ago!
If you where here, You would feel the same. Trust me everyone that is here hates this place. I now have a true appreciation for our freedoms back at home. Kuwait could not care what we did for them. The older generation is somewhat nice but the newer generation treats us like crap. I'm not asking for respect but just the simple fact we are allies. I have had kids in malls whisper to me "American die" over and over. We have had females attacked or run off the road. My ambulance was ran off the freeway by a kuwaity police officer at one point. I just wish someone would of told me how this company was before I came out. CHS is a joke. Btw how is El Paso? I Was working EMS there before I deployed out here. Anywho, I could care less how this country feels about Americans. I'm here to help our troops, not bend over for these ignorant fools.

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Old 11-28-2010, 01:38 AM   #5
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Have to agree with Kill....

I spent 46 days in Kuwait this year and have vowed NEVER to return....EVER!

You want to see modern day slavery, go there. You want to be treated like a dog, go there. You want to feel like a big sh!t pile every single day, go there.

Our eyes are on the oil, that's it. I like to consider myself adventurous, liberal and culturally sensitive....but my time there was pure hell.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:31 AM   #6
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Have to agree with Kill....

I spent 46 days in Kuwait this year and have vowed NEVER to return....EVER!

You want to see modern day slavery, go there. You want to be treated like a dog, go there. You want to feel like a big sh!t pile every single day, go there.

Our eyes are on the oil, that's it. I like to consider myself adventurous, liberal and culturally sensitive....but my time there was pure hell.
People can talk all they want from the comfort of home but until you are out here and experience it first hand you will never know how it is to be unwelcomed and treated like dirt by a country who would of been turned into a oil field for sadam if it was not for the Americans help. I dont want anything in the country except to be treated as an ally. The contract with CHS is pathetic but who knows, ITT seems like a good company. Its one hell of an adventure but I will never Return. I rather go to Iraq or Afganistan than return to this place.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:38 AM   #7
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So is George Washington taking over the CHS contract or ITT? Any inside to what GW is doing there and I take it you are supporting a US Military base?

Do they do married contracts?

Thank you for the information thus far. Last thing we want is for someone to get over there and be disapointed like what happened in KSA.

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Old 11-28-2010, 08:17 AM   #8
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So is George Washington taking over the CHS contract or ITT? Any inside to what GW is doing there and I take it you are supporting a US Military base?

Do they do married contracts?

Thank you for the information thus far. Last thing we want is for someone to get over there and be disapointed like what happened in KSA.

Take care.
George washington is only contracted to hire for ITT. We are the EMS for the entire country of kuwait for US Military and Civilian Contractors. Anywhere they go, we go. We are stationed at camps all over kuwait. We life off base. Right now the schedule is 48 on 48 off. Some of the things may change though due us still working under CHS and not under ITT. Our D day is feb 14th when ITT is kicking CHS out and taking over but that could happen any minute as soon as ITT feels they have hired enough people to cover the ground. I am Unsure of married contracts. I am sure ITT will be a hell alot better than CHS. CHS fooled and lies to a lot of people so its hard to say ITT won't do the same but yet again ITT has several contracts out here and I have heard any bad about it. Its a good experience and it will open your eyes to the world. I will go home debt free, some cash in my pocket, and a new look upon life and the way we live.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:29 AM   #9
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Reading this makes me glad I turned CHS down when they offered me a spot in Kuwait... I might be making less a year in Pecos, but I don't hate it
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:48 PM   #10
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I guess individual mileage varies, I never experienced half of the alleged atrocities mentioned in my multiple trips to Kuwait. Now I will agree with you about some of the CHS concerns, my limited dealings with them were brief after I quickly realized their organization was not going to be in line with my professional business ethics per se. Personally, I find ITT suffering from some similar issues, but each and every contract is personally objective and the quality of life is heavily influenced by personal choice and decisions of adaptation.

My issue lies with the confusion as to why someone who is so unhappy chooses to remain in that unhappy state. I just don't believe it is appropriate to trash another culture or domain when you have been afforded an international diverse assignment and allowed in as a guest of that country representing our great nation. If you're looking for the booze and some good porn, then you should have never considered going there in the first place. Not being satisfied is one thing, but to stay and bad mouth a country without adapting or making the decision to leave is just unprofessional. Sorry, not a personal attack, but a point of frustration I have with many American expats that I have encountered over the last decade of flying.
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