Anyone work at the Alberta oil sands?

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    Default Anyone work at the Alberta oil sands?

    I've been throwing around the idea to go out and live the experience. I hear its tough work but I think I'm ready to take on a challenge.

    Has anyone worked there?
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    super bad for your health....great pay though, you might as well smoke 1,000 cigarettes a day. The real term before it was called oil sands was "tar sands"...very unhealhy to be around. Not like drilling for natural gas or oil.

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    I suppose I worded that incorrectly.... "Alberta oil industry"
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    Great experience! At least give it a shot, do you have any experience in the oil and gas industry?

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    Nope, but I'm not stranger to getting my hands dirty and learning new things. Also a 2nd year automotive apprentice so if the rigs don't work there is a huge demand for mechanics out there.

    Just figure if I go out there for 1-2 years I will be able to pay off all my equipment for my business in full. I'll come back and have close to zero start up costs. Plus the addition of the experience of living out West on my own.
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    My friend's family own a majority portion of it, I could ask them how what work is like next time i see them- although I doubt they rarely if ever have worked on the field themselves.
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    If you are still looking for rig work we have been hiring like crazy. We are on the drilling side not the service side. 12 hour days 20 on 10 off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StenneS View Post
    If you are still looking for rig work we have been hiring like crazy. We are on the drilling side not the service side. 12 hour days 20 on 10 off.
    How much do you guys get payed for drilling? I've been thinking about applying for a job at a rig right after high school, working there for a couple of years, then opening a business

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    Quote Originally Posted by StenneS View Post
    If you are still looking for rig work we have been hiring like crazy. We are on the drilling side not the service side. 12 hour days 20 on 10 off.
    hey there. I'm interested in a job, I have experience like driller hepler in core drilling, in chile for major drilling and I'm actually working ina stone crusher mechanic/operator.

    please let me know if you are still hiring. I live in Quebec but i can move averywhere

    my email is [email protected]

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by StenneS View Post
    If you are still looking for rig work we have been hiring like crazy. We are on the drilling side not the service side. 12 hour days 20 on 10 off.
    I'm aware this was posted over a year ago, but are you still hiring? I seriously want to go out to Alberta to drill; any help would be greatly appreciated!

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