Rachel, it has been a pleasure working with you over the past year. You have easily been one of the best receptionists we've ever had. Your friendly attitude and outstanding work ethic are just a few of the wonderful things you bring to our organization. Thank you for all you do, and I look forward to continuing working with you into the future.
I’m sorry to hear that your experience working as a First Aid Attendant for us has been so negative. I want to clarify a few things for the people that read this post:
1. Those “less than educated people” that you speak of, are for the most part, awesome people. The oil and gas industry is a unique environment, in that, people are able to afford a higher standard of living without having the luxury of a formal education. This, by no means, makes them any less smart. In fact, many of them will learn things that most people in the world take for granted when they put fuel in their cars, or have heat for their homes.
2. We have never offered a day rate. We have always offered a fair hourly rate, with guaranteed 12 hours. The wages are discussed, and agreed to, long before anyone is committed to leaving the place they call home, and coming to Fort St. John, or any of our other branches for work. You’ll find no argument that there are higher paying hourly jobs in the Okanagan, however, in my experience, there is not typically the overtime available in the Okanagan to help make up the wages that come from working in the oil and gas industry.
3. You’re right. It’s long days. And again, that is something that is clear with everyone that interviews with Trojan Safety. We don’t hide it. It’s the industry, it’s part of the job, and it’s not for everyone.
As far as your comment of poor management, I know that we are not perfect. But we are always learning, and want to understand what could help make us better. So, if you’re willing to help, I’d love to hear how we could improve. Let me know if you would like to get in touch on a more private forum, and I’d be happy to set something up. less