I posted this on my personal Facebook page in reply to some idiot.
People need to Think Again. I have had people tell me, “man you work in the oil field, you make too much or easy money.” or “I wish I could get on out here”.
The people that say these things only see us when we are at home, on the off rotational side of work. I work in a field where it takes everyone working together to accomplish one goal. If one of us messes up then, ultimately, it can cost someone his life.
We do not get paid for the physical work we do on location it’s for being away from our families for weeks to months at a time. To get paid for the hazards of a job, that we understand are there and take on head first. We get paid to put our lives on the lines, so that the economy of America can continue to grow and rebuild.
When most think of the oil field
They think of a bunch of uneducated hillbillies playing in mud. However, they do not realize that we have some of the most advanced equipment on the face of the earth. We can drill down 32,000 feet, in 10,000 foot of water and hit a pocket of oil two miles to the west.
When others think of the oil field, they think of filling their cars with gas/diesel. They also do not see the by products from the petroleum industry like, paints, plastics, rubbers, dyes, purses, deodorant, footballs, nylon rope, shampoo, etc. There are over 1500 items.
So, the next time you see an Oil Man, don’t call him a redneck, just tell him thank you.