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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!
(07-24-2013 02:11 AM)MicTyson Wrote:  
(07-23-2013 07:35 PM)Vacancier Permanent Wrote:  Exactly my thoughts about working on a rig. Though it is quite tempting.
Are you guys watching this show called "Licence to Drill"? It's about a group of guys working on rigs all over Alberta. From the looks of it, the guys are pretty cool and chill with the newbies, which is quite the opposite of all the horror stories I heard when talking to guys when I was in Edmonton last fall.
So what's the scoop when it comes to working on a rig? How physically demanding is it? And how badly are the new guys treated on rig?

Irish, good to hear man! I'm following this very closely. I'm totally not sure what to do: one part of me wants to be on the first plane to Edmonton and work there for a while and another part of me wants to keep hustling at my online biz. Ah decisions decisions!

(07-22-2013 08:02 PM)Kdog Wrote:  I was talking to my friend about drilling and well service rigs and he was telling me its really not as big of a deal like it's made out to be once you get over the mental aspect of it. It is very tempting as you start out at 8-10k a month for a lease/floor hand, but I really don't think I am cut out for that insane labour.

I would like to know the answer to this as well. Also for anyone far from civilization do you have to worry about dangerous animals? Mountain lions bears wolves moose? I was supposed to be out there by August but I just got laid off and might have to wait a bit. Do you think 27 is too old for rig work? I've worked at a factory for the last 5 years and did roofing on the weekends but I imagine starting out fresh is a young mans game

27 isn't old at all, you're a young man and you're good to go, don't worry too much about wild animals, you'll likely see them but keep your distance and you'll be fine, basically, don't do what this idiot welder did:

(07-24-2013 02:26 AM)MiddleEastern Wrote:  Hey guys I went to Nisku today where basically lot of drilling companies have head offices. Went in person, passed out resumes, got one on the spot interview. Most of the companies told me that right now it is a slow season for drilling and it will start picking up in mid August - beginning of September. Lots of "Now Hiring" signs in almost all industrial companies in there, didn't have enough resumes to pass around!

Have any of you guys went to K Day festival yet? I heard it's a blast! I am planning to go tomorrow so whoever is down shoot me a pm

K days is alright, I went a couple of times, its basically a carnival and they sometimes have decent concerts but nothing to get too excited over.

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07-24-2013 08:58 AM
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Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 07-24-2013 08:58 AM