doesn't that sound like a tally heading?
well I was all set to take the job yesterday, and then a talk with my parents confused me. basically I can just see they don't want me to go because my dad is sort of like mother hen, prefers we all jsut stay in Oklahoma. and he said some things, like, what if I didn't like it once I got there, or what if my roomie moved out a month after I left. which I feel were not very constructive or supportive to the actual reasoning of going in general. but i love them and understand them, and teh one important thing I'm clinging to is my dad said don't take the first offer.
SO I decdied to write an email to the guy paying me(subcontractor to locckheed) that I didn't feel his offer was a strong competitive salary. SO his answer will be my answer, either say thankyou maybe next time and goodbye, or increase the salary.
btw - I wont' be ever leaving base and will remain at the airport/base/apartment/classroom facility the entire time except when flying out to dubai on my way to other place during our holidays there. It really shoudl be quite safe..... so I believe...anyway...
I will say I'm glad for sending the email about the salary because I have information now where I can see my base salary offered was on the low end of the scale. heck yeah I deserve more than the low end, I have my masters in bilingual education, have 3 years overseas experience, will be starting up and developing a completely new program, expected to have my legal, family, property, and financial matters wrapped up with two weeks, and I'm asked to while my current school year job is in full swing. Not to mention the recent news of the bus exploding in Kabul Saturday and this Tuesday. all thiese things I mentione din my letter asking about the salary.
Now I'll jsut wait to see what he says back to me, and then call mom and dad, and then hopefully I can start boxing up my house. ughhh. but I'm excited over all.
although this blog may not have too many wonderful hot stories in kabul, but believe me, it CANT" be any worse than the non action here in okc. ...
the other great news is that my night job my be giving me a raise, so I'm still win win either way this thing goes. ha