[ RadSafe ] RSO Position in Afghanistan

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Fri Mar 25 18:22:57 CDT 2011


Thank you so much for your reply, I almost was suspicious a few weeks ago,
that all RADSAFE participants had lost their humour......

Not taking into account that I am not a US citizen, surely much to old, I
would not really be interested in that job.... One of my objections would be
- as you call it - my overweight, over aged carcass.....

Be careful with a divorce - I had one many years ago, my three children all
voluntarily came to live at my flat and I did not know, how to pay for milk,
bread, not to talk about their school fees. Somehow I managed with the
active help of my children. 

With my very best regards,


Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
MinRat i.R.
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Wien/Vienna

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] Im Auftrag von Brennan, Mike
Gesendet: Samstag, 26. März 2011 00:00
An: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) MailingList
Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] RSO Position in Afghanistan

Hi, Franz.  

It was indeed a joke, by implying that part of the normal work-wear of an
RSO in Afghanistan would be Kevlar body armor, because of the potential for
attack (and while it may not be everyday wear, I would be surprised if
whoever takes this job isn't issued body armor, "just in case".  

Jim then opined that the shielding against radiation was as good as for lead
(in its chemically accelerated, kinetically active phase).  

While it is quite possible that the job of RSO for the Army in Afghanistan
would be useful and exciting, it doesn't pay nearly enough to interest me,
as in addition to living expenses I would have to pay for the divorce my
wife would insist on if I seriously entertained the idea of hauling my
over-aged, over-weight carcass into a combat zone.   

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