MY IRAQ EXPERIENCE
04 Jan 2005 07:29 GMT
I was lured to work in Iraq by a Halliburton job recruiter. I was injured in Iraq, not paid as much money as I was promised, AIG Insurance company is refusing to pay for my medical care and I am now homeless. I cannot work until my leg heals but I need Physical Therapy for that to happen.
PICTURE OF ME IN IRAQ
How I got the job working for KBR/Halliburton in Iraq:
I was unemployed in San Diego, California and cruising the Internet for opportunities. I was working as a beach lifeguard in North Carolina’s Outer Banks and the local paper was the Virginia Pilot. I remember reading the VA Pilot every Sunday while I was working in NC. I noticed there were a lot of jobs for lifeguards in the Maryland, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia areas. So I contacted American Lifeguard Association (ALA) and was given a fantastic job offer. See ALA job offer letter. However, just to be cautious I checked the United States Lifeguarding Assn website (www.usla.org) so that I would have a back up plan in case all the promises made by the ALA were just words.
That is when I discovered the KBR advertisement: Lifeguards in Iraq and the contact was
David Morgan – KBR/Halliburton recruiter. 713-753-3767 David.email@example.com
I explained to David Morgan that I had some very good offers in the USA and that I would prefer to work in the USA until September 10, 2004 because I had these fantastic “sure things” lined up.
Well Mr Morgan told me that I would earn $6625 per month tax free based upon working 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. I know I could have definitely earned $1500 per week for at least 6 weeks teaching classes with the American Lifeguard Assn, per enclosed job offer letter, but then I would end up getting a job that paid $400 to $600 per week until the middle of August, then my salary would peak to $800 to $1000 per week to work until Labor Day for 7 days per week.
However, while every job opportunity past the American Lifeguard Assn was speculative I knew that I would have a solid pay period with ALA. So I really had no desire to take a big chance where I would lose big if everything that Halliburton jobs recruiter David Morgan ended up being a BIG LIE.
However, David was a smooth talker and a great liar and he persuaded me to give up all the other much better opportunities for his lie that I would earn $6625 per month tax free. Well I only ended up earning $1700 for the 3 weeks that I was overseas. The 26 days I wasted in Houston waiting to get sent to Iraq I was unpaid.
In addition to not getting paid any amount near what I was told that I would be paid I injured myself and have lost many opportunities as a result of the denial to pay for physical therapy so that I can recover from my injury or any manner of compensation for my inability to work. AIG insurance company handles Work Comp for Halliburton. The AIG Claims rep that denied my claim is Mr Joe Johnson. Tel. 214-932-2217 email: firstname.lastname@example.org See Claim denial letter.
Halliburton Insurance Dept. contact: Faith Sproul 281-575-3526 email@example.com
So I gave up several good opportunities, got hurt, and lost several good opportunities in order to provide a commission check to the lying salesman (Halliburton Employment Recruiter) David Morgan.
I feel very unhappy that I allowed myself to be pressured and deceived into taking a job with KBR/Halliburton. I will never work for them ever again. At this time I just want my injury to heal and I want to move on with my life. Since I have been sleeping in my car, eating junk food and not exercising I have gotten fat and out of shape. If I try to run or swim I am in pain. My savings are almost gone and all the jobs available to me at this time require me to be able to pass run, swim, rescue tests within specific time requirements. Which is something that I currently cannot do until my injury heals.
Any assistance that you provide will be very much appreciated. Enclosed with this letter is a list of supporting information.