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Discussion in 'Wal-Mart Drivers' started by Primo, May 7, 2011.

  1. Primo

    Primo Member

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    I am a Convoy Driver in Iraq. I have been here for 4 years ( over 300 missions outside the wire). Does Wal-Mart hire drivers who are just coming back from Iraq? I meet all the qualifications except for having driving experience in the US in the past 3 years.
     
  2. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Primo, I don't work for Wal-Mart, I work for Sysco, but if you can survive in that hell hole for 4 years doing what you do, any company would be lucky to have you! Hell they ought to put you at the top of the board just to say thanks!!
     
  3. Primo

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    You would be surprised. I know I was. Allot of companies will not hire me even though they claim to support the military on there web sites. I even had one female requiter hang up in my face.
     
  4. lost boy

    lost boy Sail boat captain

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    I'm just starting with WALL-MART so I'm sorry to say that I can't answer your question.However I'm facinated with the job you are leaving.


    I have heard of civilian drivers going over there to do this but do not know many of the details.(I'm assuming you are a civilian contractor)

    If this is the case could you possibly give us a few of the basic details of what you are doing over there?

    It certainly would be appreciated.

    Good luck to you Primo!!!
     
  5. Primo

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    Well lets see. First of all this job is not for everyone. We work 7 days a week 12 hours a day minimum. When you are on a mission you have to keep going until its done, my personal record is 26 hours. Its very hot (about 130 in the summer) and most of the trucks don't have very good AC. We usually run in 30 truck convoys with military escorts. We haul everything but I spent most of my time hauling jet fuel and explosives (I got more money that way). Now I am a Bobtail. A Bobtail is an experienced Convoy Driver with a mechanical background that operates a recovery truck during the mission. That means when we are running and a truck goes down I have to jump out and fix it or hook it and tow it while trying not to get shot or blown up. But the plus side is you will make good money and most of it is tax free. That is just a quick overview. If I tried to tell you everything this reply would be 5 pages long.
     
  6. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    It should ALL be tax free Primo, after all your over there risking your very life, there has to be an incentive, I'll pay extra taxes so yours can be tax free, your a bad mofo in my book, I was in the USMC and I ain't got the guts to do what you do!!!

    You guys over there must be a special breed, and to do 4 years to boot!! Bet you have made some life long friends doing that work.
     
  7. lost boy

    lost boy Sail boat captain

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    Well Primo my hats off to you.
    It sounds like you had one hell of an adventure over there. One that you will remember for the rest of your life.
    If I was sitting in the personnel managers chair I would put you in the drivers seat tomorrow.

    Once again good luck to you Primo!!!
     
  8. Bullethead

    Bullethead New Member

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    I believe they do, as I worked for KBR just before I came here and I know at least 1 other guy that just got hired on several months ago. I would say online: Walmartstores.com: Driving Careers. It'll be tough getting home for the first interview but, that'll be up to you.
     

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