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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!
This thread has been an amazing resource both in terms of inspiration and also first class information about what it's like to be 'out there' in a variety of roles. I tip my hat to Scotian for kicking off this discussion and to the rest of the guys (too many to list) who have impressed me with their drive to succeed, many at a much younger age than I.

As an ex military man I've been to the Middle East twice, one of those times being deployed during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm but I have to confess to being more nervous about this gig than I ever was flying into a war zone. It's a mixture of things, leaving my family behind, going out there with less than $500 to my name until I get paid, but most of all going out to become part of an industry that I am totally unfamiliar with and not knowing a single soul out there except for the guy whose spare room I will be crashing in until I get settled. I'll be fine once I'm in a set of coveralls and shovelling shit with the rest of the crew...can't wait to mark the end of the first day's shift with a cold one or two...cheers to the RVF Crew :-)
10-07-2013 10:13 PM
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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! - Swearbox - 10-07-2013 10:13 PM