I Quit My Job

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July 19th, 2014 at 2:15:10 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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If you frack around here, you have a bullseye
on your back from all the anti-frackers. Go
to ND and drive an oil truck, those guys are
making huge bucks.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 19th, 2014 at 2:43:22 PM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Evenbob
If you frack around here, you have a bullseye
on your back from all the anti-frackers. Go
to ND and drive an oil truck, those guys are
making huge bucks.


Anti-frackers are everywhere. They are the same ones who are against anything. They want wind and solar but are too cheap to put their own money out. Weld pipe if you want to make the killing. $1,000 a day in some cases, BYO rig.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
July 19th, 2014 at 3:16:23 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Anti frackers here think it will poison their
wells, make their cows dry up, their husbands
will stop wanting sex, and their kids will all
get F's in school. They go to county meetings
and scream and yell. On their FB pages they
have pics of chickens in small cages and
recipes for veggie burgers. 95% of them are
women.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 19th, 2014 at 4:12:14 PM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Evenbob
Anti frackers here think it will poison their
wells, make their cows dry up, their husbands
will stop wanting sex, and their kids will all
get F's in school. They go to county meetings
and scream and yell. On their FB pages they
have pics of chickens in small cages and
recipes for veggie burgers. 95% of them are
women.


I ask them all how water will go UP a mile to where the ground water is. One here who is otherwise level-headed actually posted on FB that "you don't own the gas underneath your land." I think I just politely said I was the last person she knew on FB that she wanted to try to say that to.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
July 19th, 2014 at 4:26:17 PM permalink
theodores
Member since: Oct 28, 2012
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You'll do fine.

Welcome to the oil and gas business, if that's indeed what you find yourself in. Of course, you will have to go down into PA since it doesn't look like the moratorium in NY will be lifted anytime soon -- they will, if they know what's good for them.

I think it is a great industry. I really have no complaints about my job, except that they make us come into the office too much and I have to live in podunk (albeit beautiful) Ohio. Sometimes I also feel worthless -- we do all this due diligence and title work and they just end up drilling the well and it blows gold all over the place and they pay everyone :) Not a bad business plan if you can make it work, I guess.

Let me know if you want another "in" in the industry besides AZ. I've already gotten a colleague from law school a job in my office, and I'm heavily leaning on Pierce (Mission146) to get into the industry, too. He was born for this job -- he needs to start hanging around the courthouse.
July 19th, 2014 at 4:26:44 PM permalink
odiousgambit
Member since: Oct 28, 2012
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Quote: 1nickelmiracle
You should never quit any job without something to go to immediately


well, Face, if it makes you feel better, I always believed this and never pulled it off either. I could never make myself look for a job till I didn't have one. Well, 99% of the time anyway.

Towards the end* I tried to get smarter. Ahead of a job that wasn't cutting it anymore, I very cleverly got the "in" on a job using the internet. It was all set. The people had a good reputation. I was absolutely 100% perfect for the job. Told my existing folks I was leaving. Found out that unbeknownst to me, these new job guys were busy cancelling their expansion plans, job didnt exist anylmoe. They strung me along the whole way, never admitting it, never even had the decency to contact me to tell me they were withdrawing their offer. I was just supposed to figure it out.

So, next job I had to get without having an existing job just like 99% of the other times.

Ya know, there are times you get to find out you're just a clog in the machine.

*happy to be able to now say, "Goodbye to all that". Retired and can no longer imagine working at these shitty jobs .
Mustard:You like Kipling, Miss Scarlet? Sure, I'll eat anything [from movie]
July 19th, 2014 at 5:00:48 PM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: theodores


I think it is a great industry. I really have no complaints about my job, except that they make us come into the office too much and I have to live in podunk (albeit beautiful) Ohio. Sometimes I also feel worthless -- we do all this due diligence and title work and they just end up drilling the well and it blows gold all over the place and they pay everyone :) Not a bad business plan if you can make it work, I guess.


Yeah, small, college town on the river filled with little bistros and coffee houses. I feel for ya! :-)

Speaking of the former, I keep wondering how I am among the first three or so in the office yet people leave before I do.

Quote:
Let me know if you want another "in" in the industry besides AZ. I've already gotten a colleague from law school a job in my office, and I'm heavily leaning on Pierce (Mission146) to get into the industry, too. He was born for this job -- he needs to start hanging around the courthouse.


The courthouse, on court day it is one part Wal-Mart and one part Big-Six wheel crowds.

Now that you mention it, he would be perfect. If you need any help showing him the basics of the job IM me. Same offer to Face as to Teddys/theodore, IM if you need anything.

The four of us should work a year in North Dakota. Make $600 + per diem by day and run a poker and craps game for the roughnecks and roustabouts by night. Screw "Casino" or "21" because that would be a *real* movie based on true events.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
July 19th, 2014 at 5:05:27 PM permalink
rxwine
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No one has ever proven I am not God.
July 19th, 2014 at 5:32:33 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Posts: 10181
Quote: AZDuffman
I ask them all how water will go UP a mile to where the ground water is..


You can't use logic and facts against
superstition and hysteria.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 19th, 2014 at 7:57:36 PM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
Threads: 47
Posts: 3980
Yes, it does impair your bargaining power if you are out of work, but you've done it so that is what you must deal with.

Be sure to maintain an optimistic attitude and look for what you would really like to do. Contact companies where you really think you would fit in well.

Don't let the nay sayers get you down.
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