Normal Oilfied Company with the Normal Problems
Truck Driver, Oil Field Worker (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 20 November 2016
Well meaning management and visionary team directors did their best with the teams they had. Could have been run better on the office side when it came to paperwork. Submitting receipts and food allowances was not easy for all employees and little help was given. Logbooks were a pain, long hours annoying, cab company distasteful at times. Outdoor work cold and dangerous. Enjoyed the team environment, learned a lot about the oil field industry and the people that make it tick. Was struck by the constant battle with drugs, alcohol abuse and pornography regardless of company regulations. Very little morale in teams I was on. Only stayed 3 months due to the hours away from my family. Found the short stays with my family between weeks on were not enjoyable as everyone was used to living without me. Saw the effect of long term work on other coworkers families and decided to quit.
Moderate Pay, Work parties fun!, lots of freedom
Long hours, Loss of family life, Cold and Dangerous Work, little office help, poor morale