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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
Mixx - Would love to talk to you, pick your brains sometime. I've had my share of Mgmt, Strat, Ops & Tech consulting. I'd like to connect with you to get a bearing on how I could move into a similar space: 4 on/ 4 off...

(01-27-2012 11:31 AM)MiXX Wrote:  
(01-26-2012 01:05 AM)scotian Wrote:  I took some easy low paying (good experience though) jobs for lifestyle reasons, I know many guys in Fort Mac who are MACHINES and work 24 on 4 off ALL YEAR (maybe 1 or 2 weeks off, max!), and gross 250-350K, power to those guys but I don't think its really worth it to work that much, I'd rather work 6 months and take my 100K then peace out!

True. True. I myself have taken lesser paying jobs at times because I really am at a stage in my life where money is no longer a priority for me - I got plenty, so now, at age 37, I just sustain myself with EASY gigs that facilitate 3-4 months off per year without breaking a sweat or worrying about $$$ when I am NOT working.

I was a corporate slave for many years, chasing a carrot on a stick corner office, a fine secretary I could not touch, and over 500k base annual salary - fuck that, no more.

4 month easy gigs/4months off is definitely the life for me!

Mixx

(01-28-2012 09:04 AM)MiXX Wrote:  
(01-27-2012 04:27 PM)sheesh Wrote:  
(01-27-2012 11:31 AM)MiXX Wrote:  I was a corporate slave for many years, chasing a carrot on a stick corner office, a fine secretary I could not touch, and over 500k base annual salary - fuck that, no more.

500k...chapeau. What field are you in ?

I'm currently making slightly above 50k Euros annually before taxes as an MD in Germany - 1 year out of university. Always looking for other options, lol.

Music, Television, owned 3 technology consulting businesses.

Mixx

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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - xmlenigma - 01-28-2012 08:56 PM
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