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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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Lightbulb RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
So after waiting a month for my account to be approved, here is my first post. I'd like to start off with a big thanks to Scotian for creating this awesome thread and all the other regular contributors for sharing their journey and keeping readers like me updated. Needless to say, all the info in the thread has helped and motivated me a lot.

Before almost catching the next flight to Edmonton and booking the hostel, I managed to get into H'burton's operator assistant role. I'm originally from Toronto and will be joining the company next week. I wonder if any of you guys have had experience with them or in a similar role which includes driving and helping the field engineer with testing and tools for the already dug up wells. The first two months are for training in Nisku and the rest of the winter will be on a 15/6 schedule. Only caveat being that instead of an hourly rate (which I’d have preferred to bank some OT), the company is paying us a fixed salary Dodgy. I can share more details if needed.

As quoted in one of the posts above this position is just to get my foot in the door and see what other opportunities present themselves. I'm coming with a mindset to join trades eventually. I would love to connect with you guys in person when I'm in E-town. Also, wondering if there are any regular meetups for the like minded people from this thread. No more Oilers vs Leafs games for this season tho Angel
11-06-2013 01:05 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! - TO2AB - 11-06-2013 01:05 PM