Pros: well paid carpentry, but similar to any oilsands carpenter, decent loa and travel allowances, most of the people i work with are nice guys.
Cons: long days( on the bus to worksite at 0530, back home in the hotel at 1900, paid for 10.5 hrs.) at least we aren't paying for the bus ride, we really don't work too hard, as there are almost too many workers and not enough work right now.
poor management of human and other resources.
insufficient tools for the number of workers. power and hand tools are notable by their scarcity.
journeyman carpenters doing unskilled labour, labourers don't seem to do anything.
disorganized worksite. flow of materials from one location seems to be at the discretion of workers. eg foreman directs us – more... to " go find some more wood", at which point one starts to wander around asking other crews for their likely looking materials.
security of personal effects is minimal. numerous reports of clothing and boots being discarded while on days off because the individual was thought to have quit, i don't leave anything on site i can't afford to lose.
like many of my coworkers i will take another job as soon as i can. – less