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#1 Kmac1 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 08, 2016 - 05:11 AM

Ever had one of those jobs you liked so well that getting paid was just an added bonus? I had one of thos jobs as mud engineer on a drilling rig. Had it 4 years 5 months when the falling oil prices caused the company to lay off 196 office and field employees. I was number 196 March 19, 2015. Thinking It would make a quick come back I didn't really look for a job other than what I had been doing. August 19, 2015 I was called back to work in west Texas. Life was good again. Jan 4, 2016 my rig stacked out and second layoff came. This time I actively searched for any oilfield job I could find as were thousands of others and I found nothing. Worked around the house getting everything done that needed done work on my GT's and kept looking for work. Had my hip replaced June 21, 2016 and was not allowed to drive for 6 weeks. After I was released to drive I took a truck driving job hauling rock 5 miles from home. 8 months without a job and 6 days after I started driving my old supervisor called and asked me to come back to West Texas. I accepted his offer to work 14 days on 14 days off. I really didn't want to quit my current employer so I asked if I could work for him on my days off and he agreed. So Monday morning at around 3 am I will leave for west Texas and get back to the the job I really enjoy. Hopefully it will last longer than 5 months this time. Sorry to ramble but thanks for listening.
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Posted September 08, 2016 - 05:19 AM

Your not rambling ,   happy to hear this good new :dancingbanana:  Is it a long drive from your house ?


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 05:22 AM

Good to hear this news! Been wondering about you.


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 06:01 AM

I compliment you on your ambition!


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 06:14 AM

Way to go.
Glad the tide has turned for you.
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Posted September 08, 2016 - 06:21 AM

Your not rambling ,   happy to hear this good new :dancingbanana:  Is it a long drive from your house ?


I'll be driving to Pecos, 629 miles to rig location.
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Posted September 08, 2016 - 07:01 AM

Good for you. How is the hip doing? Have safe trips. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 07:53 AM

Glad you got back to it.  There's absolutely no worse feeling than being out of work.  I've always said that no matter how bad work is or how busy work is, it's not as much work as looking for work.  More people in this country should have your drive.  With the new hip, you should be ready to take the place by storm!


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 08:11 AM

Sounds good !!


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 08:22 AM

Good for you. How is the hip doing? Have safe trips. Good Luck, Rick


Hip is doing good, pain free except a little soreness occasionally, nothing like before the surgery. Thanks
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Posted September 08, 2016 - 08:23 AM

Glad to hear that!


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Great news, both the job and the hip!
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Posted September 08, 2016 - 01:09 PM

Glad to hear you're back to doing something you enjoy. All the best!


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 05:46 PM

Good to hear everything is working out for you. Been jobless before not fun. My wife had her hip replaced about six years ago & doing well.
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Posted September 08, 2016 - 07:41 PM

Great news!

I feel your pain in the energy fields And falling prices. Coal mines have taken a bad hit as well. We had almost 3,500 people laid off from our operations. We having been slowing calling people back, but unfortunately a lot them won't receive a call back.
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