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Re: My First Day At Hobart

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Lanse

11-27-2012 10:40:08
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Yeah, I know, thats what I keep hearing too.

Thing is, that I REALLY wanna go to Texas. I love it there, its where I want to live.

That being said, if the money's up north, I could live in a camper for a year or two and save my pennies!! :)




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LAA

11-29-2012 05:30:37
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 Re: My First Day At Hobart in reply to Lanse, 11-27-2012 10:40:08  
Don't listen to the bull crap about low wages in Texas, theres plenty of oil field work there, the eagle Ford shale is one of the hottest and largest plays in the country, not to mention pipelining, offshore work etc. I have worked plenty of Mexican welders, they will weld what you fit for them, you have to be an all around fitter welder to make a decent oilfireld hand and mexicans don't cut the mustard.

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JD Seller

11-28-2012 02:08:17
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 Re: My First Day At Hobart in reply to Lanse, 11-27-2012 10:40:08  
Lanse I am glad you are all hyped up for your welding school. I still think that your wanting to go weld in Texas is not a hot thing to do. The wages in Texas are much lower and you will be competing with the cheap Mexican labor force and don't think some of them can't weld, they can.



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scotc

11-27-2012 21:21:37
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 Re: My First Day At Hobart in reply to Lanse, 11-27-2012 10:40:08  
There are a lot of guys from Oklahoma and Texas that come through here on the way to and from Williston. 4 or 5 guys cram into a Suburban or Expedition, fill the rest of the space up with luggage, and go work for two or three weeks, then go home for their week or two, whatever rotation they are on. Some guys from this area are driving up there to work, it's only a long 1-day drive from here.

Walmart and Subway were advertising starting pay at $13-$15 an hour.

It was already winter in late September when I was up there two years ago. Could have walked into a job but don't like the cold so much.

They were starting on the new rail yard in Tioga when I was there, and setting up a man-camp n the grounds, had almost a 1/2 mile building pad leveled out and setting shacks on it that were built about the size of a shipping container, I think they bunked 4 to a shack.

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Dick2

11-27-2012 14:59:43
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 Re: My First Day At Hobart in reply to Lanse, 11-27-2012 10:40:08  
I know people are living in campers in ND, but I sure wouldn't want to live in the winter time up there. The areas where the oil wells are being drilled are in the coldest part of the state - but the money is great, so go for it if that is what you want.



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Jim Naden

11-27-2012 19:20:38
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 Re: My First Day At Hobart in reply to Dick2, 11-27-2012 14:59:43  

Dick2 said: (quoted from post at 15:59:43 11/27/12) I know people are living in campers in ND, but I sure wouldn't want to live in the winter time up there. The areas where the oil wells are being drilled are in the coldest part of the state - but the money is great, so go for it if that is what you want.


My Uncle lived in Williston, ND in the late 1970's when the oil was first coming in up there. One of his comments about winter there that always stuck with me...."When winter starts to break and it starts getting up to about zero it's pretty nice."
This post was edited by Jim Naden at 19:21:47 11/27/12.

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Puddles

11-27-2012 10:51:32
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 Re: My First Day At Hobart in reply to Lanse, 11-27-2012 10:40:08  
In my younger days I always tried to hit the shut downs, work as many hours as I could stand. In the early 80s I worked 7/12s in Alaska for awhile, made $3,050.00 a week. Living in a camp, making that kind of money doesn't take long to get money up'd.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you have to follow the pipe trades, just learn how to weld pipe. Nothing short of at least knowing how to pass a 6-G, and 5-G open root pipe test with SMAW, and GTAW. Then you'll be head and shoulders above the rest! :wink:

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