The knew Citgo
Operator - Chief of A, B, and C Catalyst Cracker (Former Employee) – Westlake, LA – May 28, 2015
Citgo was all I wanted to do , but they changed . We started getting younger bosses that had no idea about working with younger operators . The knew operators have no idea what work is they thing this is a game and I had to get out . I have been to a lot of firers and seen a lot of dead workers. I have learned so much from working with the older workers,both mechanical and operational when I came up through the ranks for the past 27 years. The new people have no idea what it takes to earn the right to go to operator school. They go to a two year school and they are ready to take on the world. Our unit is hot and loud . the hardest part of my job was knowing that I had to rely on some people who I know didn't know their jobs,but they got along good with the boss. The best part of my job was for the other operators to start calling me anytime day or night to ask for help to get the units under control, and that ment that I had learned my job from the operators that got Citgo turned around. The Cats and the rest of Citgo will always be my roots
You can learn a lot of knowledge, if you know who to listen to.
The company moves the young inginers, into unit supervision to soon. The company should listen to the old school operators, rather then the knew two school operators . The old operators look at the whole picture, not the next move but twenty moves down the line