This past summer, I spent a few weeks working up in the oil rigs. Let me tell you, it is not a job for everyone. The physical strain it puts on your body, not to mention the mental thoughts of what could go wrong at any time, tends to weed out the boys from the men. And I’m a lady. Well, at least I like to pretend I am. Hardly can be called a lady when you’re covered head to toe in oil droplets, a hardhat on your head, and coveralls three sizes too big.

No one expected me to last as long as I did. What I can tell you is that during those three weeks, I surprised myself and surpassed many expectations of things I thought I could not do. The camaraderie amongst the workers is amazing. The pay is outstanding. The schedule of days on/days off allows you to go home to see family.  If you have the guts, the glory you’ll feel inside is well worth thinking about employment on the rigs. All I can say is, DO IT!

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