Perhaps you and your elite earth soldiers would be interested in some work, as long as you're here?
Let me think out loud for a moment: You're fighting a civil war in which orbital weapons are being used against urban targets.
Me, I've just collected three months worth of pay for half a day's work, and all that was flight time.
You should be grateful for your good fortune, and therefore willing to work for half rate.
Maybe I'm getting soft, but I think that good fortune is being able to make payroll for the next three months without sucking dirt or being vaporized from orbit.
This is what people get for overpaying mercenaries.