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Old 11-10-2007, 05:03 PM
 
Location: tx
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just out of curiousity where can my husband get a job being a roughneck? Were gonna me moving to our property in anderson in march and want to make sure we have jobs before we head up there. Any advice or suggestions would be great.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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You can try Nabors, Doyon, Nordic-Calista, Kuukpik, Inlet Drilling, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, Pioneer, Peak, Veco, ASRC, AES amongst others. Main offices are in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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just out of curiousity where can my husband get a job being a roughneck? Were gonna me moving to our property in anderson in march and want to make sure we have jobs before we head up there. Any advice or suggestions would be great.
It would be extremely important to have a job lined-up before you move up here. The unemployment figures could be quite high during the winter months up here.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: tx
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well my husband works at home depot i wor for directory assistance
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Don't think there is any drilling "in" Anderson. He'd have to work on the northslope, maybe an offshore platform, or on the peninsula down near Ninilchik and Anchor Point. Are you "both" prepared to live with him being gone 2 or 3 weeks at a time leaving you alone to fend for yourself in a dimmly lit log cabin in 40 below weather and 2 young kids? Can you split wood and start a woodstove?
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:45 PM
 
Location: tx
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one child, yes i can split wood and start a wood burning but i dont think i can stand him being gone for week s at a time
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:56 AM
 
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Rotation on the slope is one of the best ways to be able to live out of Anchorage or Fairbanks. The pay is pretty good, and lack of jobs in places like Anderson compel you to put up with separations for the luxury of isolation.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Rotation on the slope is one of the best ways to be able to live out of Anchorage or Fairbanks. The pay is pretty good, and lack of jobs in places like Anderson compel you to put up with separations for the luxury of isolation.
Those are some of the scenario's if your gonna be living remotly with a roughneck. Another option would be to have an apartment in town for the winter. Wait to start going solo at least until it warms up. I just feel uneasy with the thought of a woman and young'n out in the middle of nowhere in the middle of winter. If anything happened to you, trying to drive or walk out with a baby in the dark or extreme cold/blizzard...just not a good scene in my minds eye. I have no idea how far out from a phone or ambulance you'd be. But I would seriously consider it.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Ah, the American dream, buy land in the middle of nowhere sight unseen and live there. Sounds like something I'd do.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Cordova, Alaska
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It's not that hard to be alone for a few weeks at a time. Try a few months. That gets hard. Yes you miss eachother, but homecomings are fun.

Why are you so set on Anderson anyway? It doesn't sound very convienant to any of your needs based on some of these threads...

Good luck.
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