Pros: Very high compensation
Cons: No respect for scheduled days off
As an equipment specialist, I was able to schedule most of my jobs on my own. This job had a hands-off management approach, meaning I was contacted by rig managers themselves when they had issues with my equipment. Although I had some say so in my schedule, if a call came in, I was required to go to the call regardless of how long I had just been out or how well (or poorly) rested I was. I would often work over 100 hours per week, and my days off were merely suggestions. If I was on days off when a call came in, I was still required to respond.