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Old 09-16-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Ill let everyone know. I quit both jobs so im risking a lot but im 23 single and risks have to be made.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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Yes it is a great age to take risks, at that age I went to Alaska to work....

Does anyone know, now that I have been looking here more, it seems that is easy to get a job but you need to find a place at first? My husband will ONLY work there in event he can get housing even in form of mancamp. He will not rent a place. So even if he gets hired at the larger companies that have the mancamps, will he have to wait for a spot to be available?
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:29 PM
 
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My husband has been with Calfrac for 5 months now, he lives in a mancamp. We couldn't find housing so we ended up moving the family to Langdon area (5 hours away). He still can't come home everyday but it's much easier for him to get here on his off time. The hiring process was easy for him, about 2 weeks total from apply to interview, drug test and start. He already had his cdl and that made things easier and faster for him. He loves the company so far, talks about how awesome all the guys and supervisors are etc etc. He's 39, and he was not turned away in the least because of his age. He fracs and he most definitely holds his own and then some. I think it depends more on what kind of shape you're in......not physically either, just can you handle the hours? the work? etc. he works with a few guys that have non violent felonies, wasn't a problem for them.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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The hiring process was easy for him, about 2 weeks total from apply to interview, drug test and start.
What were his accommodations during that time?
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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My husband has been with Calfrac for 5 months now, he lives in a mancamp. We couldn't find housing so we ended up moving the family to Langdon area (5 hours away). He still can't come home everyday but it's much easier for him to get here on his off time. The hiring process was easy for him, about 2 weeks total from apply to interview, drug test and start. He already had his cdl and that made things easier and faster for him. He loves the company so far, talks about how awesome all the guys and supervisors are etc etc. He's 39, and he was not turned away in the least because of his age. He fracs and he most definitely holds his own and then some. I think it depends more on what kind of shape you're in......not physically either, just can you handle the hours? the work? etc. he works with a few guys that have non violent felonies, wasn't a problem for them.

Did he apply for them directly or through staffing agency? Also did he apply in Williston or on-line?
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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any updates from those going up????? jc -ohio
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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I'm heading up there too, haha! I won't be up there until the end of October though. As I understand it, the housing issue is a real problem. I'm looking into buying a small RV, so at the very least I won't freeze to death! I have a degree, cannot find ANY decent work where I am, am 40 years old, in solid shape, and need a major change of scenery. Plus, I hear that once you get some experience under your belt and work very hard, you can move up rather quickly and make some very solid money. Best of luck to all...
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Oil field is hard work. I don't think they care much about felonies. More important to pass a drug test and not cause problems in the crew. May not be the last job you have but a good place to get experience so your marketable for something else.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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Oildog,

Is there also available work in Texas? What about the Eagle Ford Shale? At least down there one wouldn't freeze to death!
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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Oil field is hard work. I don't think they care much about felonies. More important to pass a drug test and not cause problems in the crew. May not be the last job you have but a good place to get experience so your marketable for something else.
Schlumberger Wireline has a strict no felonies policy, well services is a *little* more flexible but not much. A lot of companies it depends on how old the felony is, what it was for, how many you have, etc. The smaller companies will likely be easier to get a job with, the national companies will likely have a legal or risk department that decides what guidelines they have for hiring those with felonies or misdemeanors.
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