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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!
Just got back from rotation number #3.

Interesting experiences.

Here's a list of the pros and cons I have regarding the work thus far:

Pros -

Money, you'll make lots of it
Physical labour can be refreshing
Quickly learn to be handy
Think faster on your feet
Meet interesting characters - also can be a con
No more office beta bullshit
Travel

Cons
Physical labour can hurt (aches, pains, dangerous work)
Distractions - when your boss or lead hands get drunk every day, it can influence you
Drugs - avoid them
Meatheads, the industry is full of them
Pussy - your dick will hate you
Days off not enough time to build relationships
some women will write you off as a rig pig

The days off from rotations make it difficult to find quality women as there may not be enough time to game and follow up. You may not get the bang the first night, and you'll end up being gone before date #2. So far I've had to do lot of online pipelining while in the field and I've had mixed results.

Will post more later.
11-05-2012 03:35 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - DjembaDjemba - 11-05-2012 03:35 PM
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