For those of you who don't know, I recently had to stop doing mortgage due to licensing issues. Fortunately, I was able to immediately pick up a job tending a local DC bar, which has been FUN. However, even adding that income with the passive income streams from my other assets, I'm still not able to pay all the bills without dipping into my savings each month. Money talks and bullshit runs the marathon, I gotta find a new job. And there's no commercial electrical work in the area right now.
A while back there was a thread in GAL about jobs in the oil industry and it kinda got me thinking, "I can do that". (thanks to thethirdruffian and Bujo for all the helpful information) So after putting all of my affairs in order, I'm hitting the road. I'm driving down to Louisiana Friday morning and starting a week long certification class on Monday.
After that I'll be knocking on doors looking to get a job in the offshore oil industry. I'll be living in a tent and cooking with a Coleman stove during my job search. If I fail to secure an offshore job, I'll switch my focus to ON-shore oil rigs and start a cross country journey starting in Texas and making a big loop through the mid-west and finally up to North Dakota where I KNOW I can get some work, but where it's cold as shit.
I'm not sure how long it will take me to get a job, or if I'll even have to make the cross country trip - I might get a job right away (or even not at all). But no matter how it turns out, it should be a pretty fun adventure! I'm prepared to be gone for about eight to ten weeks and am prepared for ALL climates (yes, packing all that shit was a bitch).
I'm bringing my computer, but I'm not sure what my internet access will be or if I'll even want to be surfing the web all the time - I plan on doing a lot of writing in my journal and reading actual physical books... (gasp! LOL) So to all of the folks who regularly PM me for advice (and of course my regular online friends) please forgive any delay in responding to you.
Having said that, if anyone feels inclined to help a brother out and has any contacts (self, friends, family) in the Oil business I'd be grateful for any assistance in my quest.
Well there you have it! I'll check back before I leave, but in case I don't have time later, I just wanted to wish every one happy holidays.
While I'm away, remember to protect your seed, PIIHP, Squats and Milk, and all of the usual wonderful words of wisdom and advice found here on our illustrious online community. I'll stop in when I can, but for now I bid you all adieu!