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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Testing the waters...Looking

I posted up a year back or so, looking for jobs, but I did not want to travel into the metroplex. If I could find something on the outskirts, or something that payed enough for me to keep my house in Wolfe City and an Apartment in the Metroplex I would probably be open to the idea. I don't have a lot of experience, Wal Mart, and Car Sales. This sales bit is just not panning out real well. Too up and down. I like a more steady salary, something I can budget around. Something that offers real people hours, and 2 days off in a row. I've got a BS in physics with a minor in math. Anyone have any ideas or know of anything. To commute I would have to gross 3500-4000 a month to make it worth the change.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 11:30 PM
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If you can work hard and put in long hours I can probably get you on with Halliburton here in Alvarado. Just about any oilfield job will pay you what you want to make but that will be bring home pay. I bring home a little more than you say you want to gross.

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If you can work hard and put in long hours I can probably get you on with Halliburton here in Alvarado. Just about any oilfield job will pay you what you want to make but that will be bring home pay. I bring home a little more than you say you want to gross.

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I wonder if he could get a job as a directional driller or whatever it's called. Put his degree to some use.

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I wonder if he could get a job as a directional driller or whatever it's called. Put his degree to some use.
Possibly, We just moved our Sperry Drilling dept to the Alvarado yard and they are taking apps.

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Possibly, We just moved our Sperry Drilling dept to the Alvarado yard and they are taking apps.
define long hours, are we talking long hours 5 days a week, or long hours 6 days a week?

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define long hours, are we talking long hours 5 days a week, or long hours 6 days a week?
The Frac scheduel is 6 days on 3 days off working 16-18 hours maybe more a day. The paychecks kick ass though, You can really make some money especially when you are on overtime at the beginning of your third day of the week

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The Frac scheduel is 6 days on 3 days off working 16-18 hours maybe more a day. The paychecks kick ass though, You can really make some money especially when you are on overtime at the beginning of your third day of the week
u have a # to call and see if they are hiring??

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The Frac scheduel is 6 days on 3 days off working 16-18 hours maybe more a day. The paychecks kick ass though, You can really make some money especially when you are on overtime at the beginning of your third day of the week
Holy shit. whats the pay rate? I'd hate to think I spent 6 years on a degree to go work ~100 hours a week

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Holy shit. whats the pay rate? I'd hate to think I spent 6 years on a degree to go work ~100 hours a week
hey man... check out www.rigzone.com and look for directional drilling jobs. They dont work those hours and are responsible for checking to make sure the drill is going the right way...you use math quite a bit.

Go teach high school... pay isnt to bad and you get the summer off.

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hey man... check out www.rigzone.com and look for directional drilling jobs. They dont work those hours and are responsible for checking to make sure the drill is going the right way...you use math quite a bit.

Go teach high school... pay isnt to bad and you get the summer off.
Thanks for the link. I'm in the process of getting my Alternate Certification to teach. Once I get my letter of acceptance I can begin applying

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Resume posted on the rigzone sight. I also went through opening in Tx, through Halliburton and applied for several in Alvarado, Carrolton, Odessa and such.

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u have a # to call and see if they are hiring??
www.halliburton .jobs

register and search for the city you want
Alvarado
Carrollton
Houston

then apply

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Holy shit. whats the pay rate? I'd hate to think I spent 6 years on a degree to go work ~100 hours a week
If 100 hour weeks scare you, the oilfield may not be for you . At least not the production side. I have never worked on the drilling side, so I have no advise on that

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How about teaching? $40k or so, depending on the district. 9 months out of the year, holidays off, steady hours, etc.

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How about teaching? $40k or so, depending on the district. 9 months out of the year, holidays off, steady hours, etc.
I applied at several places, due to my lack of a certificate, and not being enrolled in an alt cert program no one was very receptive. I'm still looking. Its almost time to go back to wally world to pay what few bills I can off of their shitty pay. I'm REALLY considering going back to school to get my industrial engineering degree. I'm going to talk to an admissions and financial aid advisor tomorrow.

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