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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!
(11-01-2013 10:20 PM)Temm Wrote:  So I just worked my first field day for well testing--man this shit is LAME. I can understand why Scotian said he would never work in the oil patch, or something to that effect lol. I gotta get into a trade. I can't see myself doing this shit for too long and I have no desire to be a supervisor--those dudes just have too much responsibility that I don't want. Consultants constantly on your ass--the damn consultant at this location is annoying as HELL. And when you're wearing a green hardhat, you are a target lol.

I don't know if I am going to make it through this shit lol--sounds like we could be here for awhile. First couple of hours were cool. I was learning all this shit, and then the other services wanted us to do stuff for them and I'm like, man fuck this lol. Then, we were waiting on the other services to finish their work and time just seemed to DRAG. Then the night guys got in trouble so I couldn't leave until the supervisor was done chewing them out. The only positive so far is I'm in a nice ASS hotel instead of that damn hostel in Edmonton.

Yeah this mirrors my experience entirely, and it tipped too much in the 'con' category (plus night shitfs suck, have fun not seeing the sun at all), so I packed and left.
11-03-2013 12:57 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! - PanzerTape - 11-03-2013 12:57 AM