29 November 2013

People who don't watch the Kardashians

First in a series - people who have lives that make the frivolous frippery on TV a total waste of time.

Life on an oil rig

Excerpts from the website Marine Insight

"Life changes dramatically for the one who decides to step foot to work in this industry. Earlier life on an offshore oil rig was arduous and difficult but there has been a significant change and improvement in the living conditions. One needs to get outfitted to start work on the rig and hence safety glasses, hard hats, coveralls and steel-toed boots are issued on arrival. Regular safety trainings are given before and during employment. The work designated to a rig worker usually falls on an 8-12 hour shift with breaks for food in the morning, noon and night. One might have to do night shifts since this industry operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. But a two week work on the rig will earn the worker a holiday of almost three weeks."

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