Thread: Do we got any rig pigs here?
11-23-2003, 09:52 PM #1
Do we got any rig pigs here?
Im about to live the albertan dream, im goin to the rigs hopefully if i find a job which i most likely will, just wondering if we got any rig pigs or ex rig pigs here, any advice or more horror stories not like i havent heard enough of that shit.
11-23-2003, 09:56 PM #2
what kind of rig are you talking bout... oil rig...i'm guessing... gas rig...
11-23-2003, 09:57 PM #3Originally Posted by monster.
ya oil and gas drilling on shore jack pump type shit, you a driller
11-23-2003, 09:59 PM #4
no...not exactly my line of work...but hell if it pays good its worth it...
11-23-2003, 10:19 PM #5
ya pay kicks ass compared to the shit ive worked for most of my life 20 bucks an hour then time and a half for ot. your working 12 hour shifts ot after 8. 14 days on 5 off. so add it up thats pretty tight dough for me anywayze. Plus i heard theres nothing out there that was less than 100 lbs so ill probably be packin some extra meat by the end of a hitch anywayze.
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11-23-2003, 10:28 PM #7
ya not to mention up here aint like the big T we only drill "usually" 4 months of the year when its at least minus 20 if not like minus 40 i dont know what that is in farenhiet but ill tell ya its
DAMMED cold especially with the wind, so your probably right
11-23-2003, 10:28 PM #8
For 20 an hour...your going to be working your ass off... it doesn't sound like their going to give that money away... oh well we all did it, i did cement laboring for 3 years...
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11-24-2003, 02:35 AM #9
Several of my closest friends went up to northern Alberta after gradding from highschool, I stayed behind cause I was younger and not yet finished school. That and rig pigging it is not my style.
They feed you like a king, you will put on a ton of weight, but not all muscle by any stretch. You will make a killing. Living costs are covered, after tax expect to pocket about 5-7K a month, depending on the job. When rigs are moving you will be closer to 7K. PM me if you want specifics about a couple of companies my boys worked at. Happy cold travels. And cold travles they will be.
11-24-2003, 02:23 PM #10
Had a friend who did it for awhile. If you are single and have nothng to miss then it is good. Good pay, they feed you, dont have to worry about traffic cuase you live there for 1 or 2 weeks at a time. Some even a month. But it all becomes over time pay.
I heard the thing that sucks is the weather out there. Always foggy, wet and cold.
He didnt mind it. Might be a job you enjoy.
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11-24-2003, 07:43 PM #11
ya im single and all i do is lift dont party and dont drink so most of my time is spent lifitin and ps2 so ifugure why the fuck not.
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