Field Operator

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by davidl, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Giggles the Original

    Giggles the Original Road Train Member

    oilfield in general has ups and downs....^^
     
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  3. TLeaHeart

    TLeaHeart Road Train Member

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    or be flexible where you will work with BH, and be ready to relocate with little notice.
     
  4. grabagear

    grabagear Bobtail Member

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    You ain't kidding. They promise the sun and the moon, yet will cut you loose before the end of the first 6 months. OP you have no idea what you are in for. The will bounce you around like a yo-yo between TX, ND, maybe even NM. Deleted
     
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  5. Frachand

    Frachand Light Load Member

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    That's a heck of a first post.
    I've been doing this oil field thing for a few years now and yes it has its ups and downs. They will lay off people when things slow down. What you need to do is make yourself as valuable to your company as possible so they will keep you around. I work with several guys that have been with our company for well over ten years and one guy that has 34 years here. It is possible to have a good long career at the larger service companies.
     
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  6. security58

    security58 Light Load Member

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    what yard?
     
  7. chaz7r

    chaz7r Light Load Member

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    Be prepared for a looooooong hiring process. With little actual contact from real people. Lots of emails with tasks and directions.
    I received my offer email on August 17th taken my drug test sept 5 background check sect sent in. Still waiting for an orientation confirmation. I'm glad I didn't put in my notice at my current job when I got my hiring email.
    I'm about to just forget it if I don't hear anything soon.
    I just went through extensive background check and drug/hair testing with my current employer in May and didn't take nearly this long and way better communication.
    Not impressed with baker hughes so far
     
  8. davidl

    davidl Light Load Member

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    Ok, I did the drug test thing and scheduled for training for oct 6th in PA. I am figuring out the math on the pay and was wondering....Does anyone know how the overtime works? The reason I am raising the question is because it is 15 days on and 6 days off. Does the OT after 40 reset every 7 days or 15?

    Would make a hell of a difference in pay if the overtime reset reset every 7 days.

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  9. Patrickm213

    Patrickm213 Medium Load Member

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    OT is going to be based on the payroll calendar(and possibly but not likely state law).

    Generally the company does the best it can to screw you out of as much OT as legally possible. For example your payroll calendar is from Sun-Sat but you start your hitch on Wed.
     
  10. davidl

    davidl Light Load Member

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    I figured it out and there is approximately $5000 a year difference between resetting the overtime after 40 every week vs every 2 weeks. The $5000 a year more being on the reset every 2 weeks scenario.

    Not a deal breaker but they guarantee 40 hours and again I'm not sure if that guarantee applies for every week including the weeks that contain the 6 days off. If that guarantee does not apply to the 6 days off then that would be a $6000 year hit on my paycheck and that would be a deal breaker for me.
     
  11. Patrickm213

    Patrickm213 Medium Load Member

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    It will be more than that.

    My company for example. I start on Mondays. Payroll goes from sun to sat. At the end of my hitch I have a time sheet for 2 days at straight pay rather than ot.

    I work 120 hours a week for 2 weeks in a row but my time sheet only reflects that 1 out of every 6 weeks or something like that.

    It is against the law in CA to do that but I don't know of any other state that has that protection
     
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