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Old 07-19-2014, 01:23 AM   #1
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Alberta/Oil Sand jobs????

Has anyone tried jobs in Alberta? Particularly oil sand jobs?
I hear all the stories how people make 6 figures without overtime. I know that it's a hard labor and physically demanding, but I heard that Alberta jobs in general, are very well paid.

Have you guys ever tried it or thinking about doing it?
How did you get into it? Did you have any hook ups from friends and family?
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I work in Alberta and the money is as good as they say. Good luck getting in without any good experience or tickets
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Meh, 5 guys I know went up all work for imperial oil only one is a ticketed trades person and they all are lead hands/foreman etc after less than a year with almost no applicable experience.

Like anything, it's all who you know.

Also if you have half a brain, it's not hard to be in charge of people with no brain.
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Not everyone can handle the time away from home, camp life or just small town life with minimal spare time.
I'm also here to make money not get wasted every night so that can/is an issue out here.

Social retards need not apply. Your crew will eat you alive.
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You'll make over 100k with overtime at your first job.

Timpo, go work on drilling rigs. That'll give you a swift wake up call on if you can handle it out here.
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I hear all the stories how people make 6 figures without overtime.
If you are in the sands and not working OT I don't know what you are doing with your life.

Is it possible to make 100k without OT, yeah maybe. But with OT that same person would be making 200k.

And companies up there don't give a shit worrying about OT costs, cause often times travel in and out will hurt them just as much as paying you for a little bit of OT.
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Pick up a camera and start by hiring women from Craigslist or Backpage to practice on.

Build up an aesthetic style to your porn and/or really niche it out.

Prepare to lose money for the first year while you pay yourself to have sex with beautiful women, aim for 1 per week. Build the site and enjoy being a playboy, release it once you have enough updates and start building a following!

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hmm so looks like I need to have some sort of connection then
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You'll make over 100k with overtime at your first job.

Timpo, go work on drilling rigs. That'll give you a swift wake up call on if you can handle it out here.
yeah that would be really hard, but people say there are many kinds of positions available, they all are tough labor, but some of them are less physically demanding than drilling.
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yeah that would be really hard, but people say there are many kinds of positions available, they all are tough labor, but some of them are less physically demanding than drilling.
Why are you like this??
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IMO it's hard to get an entry level position cause there are so many people jockeying for those jobs. If you don't have any sort of "hook up" or trade ticket it might take you a while to land something.

Get your CSTS safety ticket, it will greatly increase your hiring appeal.
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Every story I have heard abiout Fort Mac leads me to believe even for twice what I make right now, I would NEVER work in Fort Mac. The people and the atmosphere of the place are rumored to be just a nightmare to deal with.
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for the guys on the rigs, how do you manage the urge to 'party up' with the crew vs. saving for whats at home (car, family, etc.)? How do you handle the social aspect..
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for the guys on the rigs, how do you manage the urge to 'party up' with the crew vs. saving for whats at home (car, family, etc.)? How do you handle the social aspect..
It ain't easy. Seriously.

But it depends on what you do, I only spent about 6 months while I was on the tools in Ft mac (the rest of the time was spent in BC, yukon, and NWT), and not partying it up with the rest of the guys who I made friends with was really hard, not from a I want to drink and do drugs view, but from a I just want to fit in and not be an outcast position. Unfortunately that's the reality of it, you will probably have a tough time earning a level of trust and companionship with the others if you don't go out with them. It's hard to explain but I think that kinda makes sense?

Now since I came off the tools, I have spent A LOT more time in Ft mac and FSJ, and because I work in the office now, I hang out with a much different crowd, and although I still make friends with the tradespeople and chill out with them, that sense of necessity to go out with them is no longer there, and the office people tend to be a lot more relaxed and less eager to "party" every night.

^This is all my experience and of course it varies for everyone and even what site you are on.
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ok so from what I can gather in this thread, are majority of people working for oil sand bunch of pot heads and alcoholics?
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Not really, I noticed there are plenty of people who are moving into the neighborhood who works in the field to afford their families homes in Vancouver.. How else can you convince banks to offer first time home owners home loans for 1 -2 million?

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It ain't easy. Seriously.

But it depends on what you do, I only spent about 6 months while I was on the tools in Ft mac (the rest of the time was spent in BC, yukon, and NWT), and not partying it up with the rest of the guys who I made friends with was really hard, not from a I want to drink and do drugs view, but from a I just want to fit in and not be an outcast position. Unfortunately that's the reality of it, you will probably have a tough time earning a level of trust and companionship with the others if you don't go out with them. It's hard to explain but I think that kinda makes sense?

Now since I came off the tools, I have spent A LOT more time in Ft mac and FSJ, and because I work in the office now, I hang out with a much different crowd, and although I still make friends with the tradespeople and chill out with them, that sense of necessity to go out with them is no longer there, and the office people tend to be a lot more relaxed and less eager to "party" every night.

^This is all my experience and of course it varies for everyone and even what site you are on.
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for the guys on the rigs, how do you manage the urge to 'party up' with the crew vs. saving for whats at home (car, family, etc.)? How do you handle the social aspect..
It all depends on how bad you want the latter stuff. You'll get beaked for not getting shittered with the boys but at the end of the day it comes down to you doing your job and doing it well. Prove yourself with the work you do. For me, I don't do drugs because I just simply don't like them. I drink a lot.. On my days off. My motivation is buying a house and buying car parts. Gotta have a goal/vision.

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ok so from what I can gather in this thread, are majority of people working for oil sand bunch of pot heads and alcoholics?
Not necessarily.

From what I gather from this thread all you're looking for is some quick easy money. Go be a fucking water hauler then.
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