Unless your put into a camp environment, your off to fend for yourself. So you’ll need the money for a hotel room upfront. They do pay you a living allowance but based on when you start you won’t see it for a while. There’s certain rules set out by each rig. If you do not fit in right away or like to complain than this is not the job for you. Your expected to break your back while higher positions than you sit on there A** all day. Expect to be talked down to, especially if your just starting out. Guys don’t tend to be nice to the green hands so best thing to do is keep quiet and work hard. I don’t recommend this lifestyle to anyone with kids. Your usually gone a minimum of 2 weeks or up to 20 days, With a week off. As far as the work goes it is definitely on the labour intensive side. Expect to have a sore back as well as hands and feet. You spend all day on your feet, and if your not doing hard labour than your cleaning the rig.
Long hours, hard labour.