Oil gig In North Dakota ? Legit?

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  1. asphaltcowboy4x4

    asphaltcowboy4x4 Medium Load Member

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  3. speedyk

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    Percentage of what? That can be hard to find out. Had a company call me up and offer me 29%,"which is better than the other companies". Not if they're lowballing bids it isn't.

    So I'd want to know where the average run goes and what t pays and try to convert to mileage or hours or some more standard measurement. Include possible hours of waiting in some cases.

    I once waited over 22 hours to have a Sandbox traded out for an empty at a poorly run well site (Hi there, Encana). Client got two free, then tried to push back on the waiting time.

    Other lesson there is always always always have enough food/water for a few days along.

    Otherwise sounds like almost every oilfield ad ever posted.
     
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    Probably legit.

    It's not easy to get people to spend a winter in Watford City, ND.
     
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    percentage means nothing unless you know the rates and the average amount of work.
     
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    Well if things is running normal, it wouldn't do them any good to hire someone and not be legit, they could jump ship any day.
     
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    And they do. Company that pays every two weeks is likely to pay pretty close to reality if they can't find replacements, and cheat drivers f they can replace them before they have to pay for the 2 weeks that are 4 weeks ago. Cheaper way to run cheap freight.
     
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  9. asphaltcowboy4x4

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    I know Texas has these kind of crude oil jobs too pretty cool they pay you to live there and you can make 6 figures I’m all over that anyone do one of these gigs?
     
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    Jesus, man no company anywhere WANTS to replace and train new drivers every 2 to 4 weeks, especially in the oilfield, but anywhere actually. It is not cheaper to cheat drivers than it is to have a good hand on the truck, never has been.
     
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