Wednesday, October 13, 2010
News, Everyone! Sort Of.
The company I had the phone interview with on September 23rd has let me know that they were very impressed with me, and are "very interested" in having me work for them. The reason they are not going to hire me right at this time is because of my Level 3 class coming up in November. They want me to go and get that done, then when I'm finished I'm to call them and they will "set it all up" for me. It's nice to think that they were really impressed, and have the foresight to know that getting my school done is of utmost importance, and recognize that both me and them would benefit from completing that level. After Level 3, there's only one more left to go. 4th year apprentices are much more attractive to employers.
So it kind of fits in with what I was going to do anyway, which is forego my intense job hunt until at least being partway done my 3rd level. If what the HR lady told me rings true, on the back end of it, I'll have a job again.
I'll tell you a little about that job. It's in Fort McMurray, Alberta. That's about 20 hours of driving time from here. It's 5 hours north of Edmonton. It's fucking cold there most of the time. It's closely situated to where all the oilsands projects are, and most people there are those who have jobs up there for the oilsands. Job is a 12x12 shift, meaning 12 days on at 12 hours a day, then 12 days off. There is a living allowance to help with room rental, there is a travel allowance to help with commuting costs to and from home. The wage per hour would be way more than anything I could hope to get around here as a qualified journeyman.
All in all, it would be most excellent to work for them. They're one of the top equipment manufacturers in the world, I'd be making sick money, and I wouldn't even have to relocate. Here's to hoping it works out for me when I finish school in December.