Private Military Companies in Iraq and elsewhere are luring our infantry soldiers with promises of much cash and a better lifestyle. Usually there isn't much of problem with this sort of thing, the Army has always had to compete with the outside world particularly the Police and Fireservices. If you work for a security company or have a friend who does I would be interested in knowing why you left the Army and how much pay you are being offered. What could the Army have done to keep you in? This is a serious bit of research I am not a journo (Grown Ups Beware can vouch for me). If you don't want to publicly reply then I would welcome a PM. For those tempted to turn this into a NAAFI type forum of course I will be aware that pay, conditions, separation, family considerations and even (in some cases) boredom will play a part; but I am after actual cases as examples- no names no pack drill.