Originally Posted by Taco Gunner
I am going to assume for a moment your a contractor. If so, why in the hell would ANY company have one dude that holds all the marbles? Does not make any sense at all.
If you are military, then there has to be someone who has the same skill set.
I am a contractor now. I work on a one off piece of experimental equipment that NO ONE else in the world has. its a pretty cool high tech piece of kit. I deployed it a few years back, everyone loved it and wanted it. It did a lot of good but the brass said no so we brought it home and it was shelved. Now apparently the right person wants it and wants it yesterday. That being said, I am the ONLY field engineer for it.
I also have the unique ability to fix almost anything always as being prior military with combat background so its easy for me to just be dropped in the middle of a unit and hit the ground running and fit right in.
Technically I have to say yes for them to send me. The shit thing is I have a special skill set that would take up to a year to train the next person on and that assumes they would come in with the same background as I have (which is unlikely). If I say no they would have to keep me around long enough to at least get someone else proficient in what I do but would ultimately be the demise of my career right when I was supposed to be transfering business units so I wouldnt have to do this anymore.
I have missed 14 out of the last 15 christmases at home. I was excited about this one. I just started seeing a new girl, shit was looking up with a somewhat stable life coming along and now this shit.
Part of me says yes go because there is no one else to do my job and no one else I know of can do it better. The other part says NO because I have paid my dues and so far to date come back with all of my fingers and toes and I cant keep pushing my luck. I am not allowed to be armed but at the same time I do leave the gate but must rely on the military/private security for my safety which I HATE.
FUCK.... Which way do I go???