I started ten years ago as a roustabout (entry level) and have made a chief mechanic. Dont get me wrong I am gone from my family for 28 days but I am also home for 28. Yes I do mis some holidays,birthdays and anniversary's. But when I'm home I have the joy of taking my kids to school, making up for lost time with the wife
and doing what ever I / we want to do. To me you get more time off as to working a 7-5 job, 5-6 days a week. It is like anything else, just takes time to get use to. Give it a try, you can always go back but once you get those first couple checks your gona be hooked!!
post edited by sloboy - 2012/01/12 23:28:50