The summer days pass by bathing in my own sweat beneath 2-3 sweater thick coveralls under the scorching Alberta sun, and inside a vacuum or tanker truck where neither the air conditioners or fans work, and you’re lucky if the thing even drives in a straight line. 432 more words
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One trucker I worked with briefly one day brought up this interesting quote:
It’s expensive to be poor.
The financially starved often rely on payday loans, credit cards, “bad credit” auto loans where interest rates can be as high as 39% on an unreliable vehicle, and other high interest debt to make ends meet.489 more words
“Now hiring” — the words workers in the oil patch have been waiting to hear are flashing across billboards in Weyburn, Sask.
“We’re struggling finding employees, not even trained employees. 401 more words
My recent good luck streak of finishing school, making $518/day, acquiring my 1st property at age 22 (while having 3 years of oilfield and construction experience, and 3.5 years of university), and about to order my 1st Porsche, finally came to an end with a sudden reversal in fortunes- loss of work as I went on a 3-week paid vacation. 99 more words