Pros: working on surface, no shifts, bonus system, seeing the world outside
Cons: less pay than underground, bonus system pays less
Typical day includes a morning meeting with my foreman, discussion of safety, work related issues, jobs to be done for the day, complaints if any, breakdown if any and then we go to the different sites to do our jobs.
I learned a lot about downhole motors, survey batteries and tools, drill rigs and how to treat people equally, even though you are a – more... very sought manager.
Management makes life interesting.
Co-workers are awesome, not all, but most.
Hardest part of the job is the tightening and loosening of pipes, bolts, fittings after the men have tightened them.
Most enjoyable part is the freedom with which we can go and do our daily jobs without the foreman or manager breathing down your neck the whole day. – less