Whose job here is on borrowed time?

Discussion in 'General' started by motion, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    1. Anyone that works on an oil rig
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  2. RossK6

    RossK6 Grid Filler

    My oldest brother was working well services up until abut 2 years ago - from his experience, when demand is up and supplies are tight, there's plenty of work and lots of toys...flip it to low demand and plentiful supply and oil hands are practicing "welcome to Wal-Mart" or "would you like fries with that?"
    There will always be some demand for oil, what with plastics, fertilizer and Dog knows what else
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  3. deathwagon

    deathwagon Well-Known Member

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  4. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    I'm in telecom...been on borrowed time for 21+ years
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  5. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Anyone involved in industries making, selling or servicing ICE engines.


    Womans sports
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  6. Knotcher

    Knotcher Well-Known Member

    Every swingin’ dick in here is on borrowed time.
  7. R1M370

    R1M370 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    In the same boat as you, 18+ yrs in the industry.
  8. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    So the ladies have no such worries?
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  9. IronCactus

    IronCactus Well-Known Member

    Police and drug dealers.
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  10. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    I thought cooking as a safe job after my dad and lots of my friends in the financial sector got laid off years ago. 12 years later covid hit, didn't work for 5 months, no unemployment, was on the first flight when the Bahamas opened for tourism. No job is safe, but if you have the drive to work there is always a job out there
  11. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    My wife's final day at Papa Johns is Friday. They shit-canned the entire group at Louisville and moved the operation to Atlanta. She had the option to move but...well, Atlanta. They did give her an extremely attractive package, not quite enough to retire on but quite nice. I'll miss her perks most of all. We had the golden ticket to every major event in the United States. I turned down Super Bowl tickets 3 times, feel kind of stupid about that now. It's the hockey tickets that hurts me the most. Oh well, now we're just normal folks:D
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  12. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Dolphin and killer whale trainers.
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  13. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    I've been in Telecom since 1998, then in 2017 went to a Data Center company, then in 2018 went to a SDN company.

    What aspects of telecom are you in?
    ILEC? CLEC? ISP? IT Integrator?

    Parts of it are thriving.
  14. Christopher Graybosch

    Christopher Graybosch Well-Known Member

    I work local Government. As long as there is no civil war, we Gucci
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  15. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    I'll probably get the rest of my career out of it, but will need to be flexible and evolve the same way I've been doing the last 18 years. People will always need stuff made and stuff repaired.

    I always figured that if I learned how to do everything and be productive in a shop that I'd be the last one to get laid off. Up until covid happened that had always worked well, then the rug got yanked out from under me. So I hedged my bets and put this guy on my garage floor this past weekend.

    Try and take my income away from me now ya shitbag puppets. :D
  16. R1M370

    R1M370 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    ILEC, I've been looking at some fiber splicing positions at a local contracting company but.....

    No wife or kids so Im riding the train wreck for a little longer.
  17. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Why the hell would you turn those down..
  18. gixxernaut

    gixxernaut Hold my beer & watch this

  19. My dad was told the same back in the 80’s.

    Shits still here.

    I wouldn’t advise anyone just starting out of college to go into the oilfield. Not because I think it’s on “borrowed time”, but because of all the bullshit, traveling hassles, ridiculous policies, etc.

    Things that we used to do for fun, would now get someone fired. I mean FFS, you can’t even blow people across the deck with a fire hose anymore. :mad:
  20. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    Started with Qwest in '99 which became Centurylink and now Lumen. Been a remote activations tech the whole time, turning up business services- several flavors of voice and some data.
    The "borrowed time" part isn't because the industry is going away, it's due to the constant cycle of mergers/layoffs/outsourcing.
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