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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!
(01-04-2014 06:20 PM)hervens Wrote:  
(01-04-2014 05:44 PM)TravellingSoldier Wrote:  And sorry to hervens if I got off track and totally evaded your question. I just don't like seeing people falling into the rat race and chasing dreams simply because of what they heard. I mean, if you are going to do something, do it because you want to. Don't let money influence you. Unless you are coming out here strictly for monetary gain, then find the fast track and go towards the coin. Get as much as you can and get out.

Maybe I'm speaking gibberish... haven't written in a while.

Thanks a lot for the advice.
Although this thread did influence my decision quite a bit, switching to mining engineering and moving to Alberta is also something I want to do myself.
I'm currently working part time in an office downtown montreal doing IT/programming stuff and it doesn't feel quite right, and I feel like something's missing.

When I think mining engineering, and oil sands, I think travel opportunities, field work, excitement, doing something different everyday, not having to sit in an office 40h/week, solving interesting problems, working with like-minded people and of course, lots of money.

I'm going to see what type of internship opportunities they have over at fort mcMurray and see if I can start my journey there.

Hopefully, I made the right decision.

It's okay man, most people don't know what they want. You don't know what works for you until you try it, so if you feel strongly about pursuing this, go for it as hard as you can. The most important part about any dream is working towards it, creating goals for yourself and actually following through with a plan of action. The difference between dreams and goals: desire and theorizing vs a plan and follow through.

All of that 9-5 bullshit is not for me either, and I decided that when I was about 14 lol. So I totally understand where you're coming from and wish you the best of luck with whatever you do. Like I said, just make sure, whatever you do, you go into it head on with as much passion and energy as you can. Regardless, you will succeed. Even if you fail to learn, you will learn to fail. Cheers!! Smile

TS

01-04-2014 08:03 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! - TravellingSoldier - 01-04-2014 08:03 PM