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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!
(10-02-2012 02:23 AM)20Nation Wrote:  Is a crane operator one of those jobs that you can up and quit for 6 months?

Yes, like all other skilled trades (welder, boilermaker, plumber, pipefitter, electrician, etc) you can do contract work or temporary work and choose not to continue working once the job is done. Some of these jobs last a couple of weeks to a couple of months (shut downs especially), some last a few years (construction of a refinery), depending on the company and how strong the economy is (especially if there's a skilled labour shortage as there currently is in Alberta), a worker can negotiate when he wants to work.

On the other hand, if a guy wants steady, year round work, either 40 hours/week or rotation work (14/7, 21/7,etc), those options are available too.

Me personally, I don't like to work the winters and my company knows this so I basically tell them that I want to work between April and November and that has worked out the past two years. I also tried to do a month on month off and it worked for awhile but I always end up getting screwed over and coming back early because they know that I won't say no to work. In almost 5 years at this I haven't said no once, what can I say, I'm a money hungry mofo.

Today, October 2nd, IT FUCKING SNOWED here at the camp site I;m working on (2 hours SE of fort McMurray), thankfully I only have one more week of work left in this year then I'm getting the fuck out!

Don’t sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things.
10-02-2012 09:22 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 10-02-2012 09:22 PM
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