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    Ok so I'm new to the whole contract fire thing and had a few questions. First thing i was wondering is are there any of you out there that are married and do the contract thing? If so is it hard or are you able to make it work for the most part. My second question is once you get awarded a job do you get first choice on going back the next year, or is it luck of the draw everytime? I know there are differant places that you can do contract jobs and i am trying to find out if you can make a career of contract fire with out going to iraq?

    Any answers are greatly apprecitated.

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    I have been married for 15 years. Been doing contract firefighting for eight years and I have not been to the Middle East. My marriage is doing fine, but I get to go home often. It is hard making it work between you and your spouse, but that also depends on your relationship. It doesn't matter if you are married or not when contract time is up, that depends on who you work for. I know people who are married that work in Iraq and they are doing fine, and others are not. Its a personal choice that you need to discuss with the spouse.

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    I was married over there.. we worked out, as we were both prior military (or should i say i was prior and she was still in) so we were use to the deployment thing. I did however supervise at least 5 guys who were actively going through the process of a divorce. The one thing i learned about marriage over in in iraq was this: don't buy your wife boobs. The minute she gets them she leaves. About 3 of the 5 had paid for the procedure and their wives left soon after... no joke

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    I will keep that in mind. LoL

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    Hehehe. Just saw the post boob bye bye happen not too long ago.

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