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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!
(09-10-2012 02:53 AM)Irishman Wrote:  
(09-08-2012 04:36 PM)scotian Wrote:  I'm going up there for one last stint, then I'm getting the fuck out!

Come November I should getting on a plane and heading somewhere as far from Alberta as possible, I've had enough of that place.

Sounds like you have had enough. Is it really your last time up there?

I'll be back in Fort Mac tomorrow and I will likely do another month there, then I have a 2 week course to do in Edmonton in mid-October, I will probably inform my employer in 2 weeks or so that I won't be coming back after the course. It gets cold in AB by November and I swore to myself that I'll never do another winter up there working outside.

There's a lot of money in directional drilling and WMD type work, its a lot different than what I do (refinery work) but certainly a lot of money in it and especially travel opportunities. Again, as you have probably read throughout this thread, I'd never work on a drilling rig, but to each his own. Yes the driller position is a pretty sweet gig, but I could never be a roughneck, the guy making 50K per month has likely been doing it for 10+ years.

Temp agencies should be your last resort, some are just day jobs, some lead to full time work, most pay by the week, some by the day. Its busy enough that you shouldn't have to resort to temp agencies though.

Don’t sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things.
09-10-2012 01:16 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 09-10-2012 01:16 PM
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