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Old 10-28-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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Does anyone know the various cycles the companies employ or does it just vary from job to job?

In particular I am looking to apply with companies that offer 7/16's - three weeks on and one week off or 6/16's (one day a week off) and then 9 days off to complete the month.

Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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It varies. Most of the rigs operate 24 hours. So its basically every combination you can think of. Obviously there is labor shortage so they are going to pressure you into working as much as possible.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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When my husband worked wireline he was 2 weeks on 1 week off, however he was still "on call" on his 1 week off.

He's now at 9 weeks on 1 week off (the worst schedule I've heard of up here), that being said his 1 week off he is OFF. He is not on call at all, he won't go on any jobs, he does not have to have his work phone on him.

No matter what position you take, almost all of them will require you to be on call during your days off. And you won't have much luck finding one that will give you 1 day off a week then an additional 9 days on top of that off each month.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:25 PM
 
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When my husband worked wireline he was 2 weeks on 1 week off, however he was still "on call" on his 1 week off.

He's now at 9 weeks on 1 week off (the worst schedule I've heard of up here), that being said his 1 week off he is OFF. He is not on call at all, he won't go on any jobs, he does not have to have his work phone on him.

No matter what position you take, almost all of them will require you to be on call during your days off. And you won't have much luck finding one that will give you 1 day off a week then an additional 9 days on top of that off each month.
Egads! 9 weeks/1 week ??

The last cycle I put out there cuz one poster I saw somewhere described that as his work cycle. Mon-Sat then Sunday off for three weeks, and then off for 9 days until the month ended.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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Originally Posted by lisan23 View Post
When my husband worked wireline he was 2 weeks on 1 week off, however he was still "on call" on his 1 week off.

He's now at 9 weeks on 1 week off (the worst schedule I've heard of up here), that being said his 1 week off he is OFF. He is not on call at all, he won't go on any jobs, he does not have to have his work phone on him.

No matter what position you take, almost all of them will require you to be on call during your days off. And you won't have much luck finding one that will give you 1 day off a week then an additional 9 days on top of that off each month.
Out of curiosity, how do the companies handle it when you need a day off for an emergency or some obligation of the state like jury duty?

Is this really frowned upon or do they (or can you) switch with someone for a particular shift?
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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Default Jury duty

So how exactly are you getting a jury duty notice? If you register to vote in ND, then you might but most people in the camps do not and people living in their cars do not have a physical street address. The jury duty system, to my knowledge, is based on the voter rolls rather than the income tax rolls.

It is likely frowned upon, getting called for jury duty, but your company will not be allowed to punish you for completing your civic duty by firing you or placing you on probation. If you receive more than a grumpy face after you attempt to get out of it (plead to the judge, ect.), it may be a case for HR. Look over your employment policies on it.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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Taking a personal day is really up to your supervisor. My husband has never had a problem with that, but then again he works his ass off and has covered for people quite a bit. His supervisor knows (and has) called him at 2AM asking him to go out on location because someone else didn't show and he's gotten up and done it. He does this because he knows that if we have some sort of family emergency and he needs to go he can and he won't catch any flack for it because he's always been there to help them out when they needed it.

That, and he doesn't abuse it. There are some guys that have an emergency ever couple weeks. With my husband one of us has to be hurt and in the hospital or dying. Other than that, it's not an emergency. Oh and stitches and broken bones are not emergencies for us lol.
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