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.

40 comments:

  1. And December is not that far off. Good luck to you.

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  2. good luck with getting hired!

    btw, I have a new post on GTL Everyday :)

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  3. congrats to you, only 1 month to go.

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  4. That's good that the oil companeis around Fort Mac are hiring again. So many out of work rig pigs hanging around getting into trouble.

    But seriously, congrats dude. That's an awesome job to get. I know welders make mad cheddar up there.

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  5. Good luck! Glad to hear the good news.

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  6. Is the company you interviewed with primarily yellow equipment?..
    Congrats man, I do some work for them, not mining stuff though.

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  7. Yes, but not the same yellow as the picture in my banner :)

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  8. those 4th year apprentices are soo freaking attractive..

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  9. Aww man I'm jelly. Still looking for a job here.

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  10. that is GREAT news. congrats man.

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  11. good luck!

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  12. Good luck I hope you get the job.

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  13. oh man awesome, good luck - I'm glad things are looking up.. I read the title in farnsworths voice xD

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  14. thats awesome man, I really hope you get the job when you're done with school! Best of luck =)

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  15. they'll compliment you and smack you in the face
    nice

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  16. good luck on the job mate. I am sure u will be hired. and its grea u dont have to relocate.

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  17. Grats!!!! I bet you feel pretty good now lol

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