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I remember a job in ND when it was 30 below at high noon. We were staying 50 miles from the plant and had a day and night shift. I had just finished sliding sideways on a 6" thick ice highway all the way back to the hotel, when I got a call saying one of the El Paso boys had gotten that wonderful white powder that felt like fiberglass in his eyes (because he of course wore his goggles like I'd asked everyone to do). I immediately turned around with the Super and I drove us back up there, only all I had for a truck was our extended cab ranger, so he had to squeeze his butt into the back fold-down seat. We drove him to the hospital where they flushed his eyes, put eye patches on since he had small cuts everywhere on his eyeball, then dropped him off at the hotel in enough time to sleep for a couple of hours, get ready and go back up again. About 2 hours into the day shift, the temp that was on the roof running the hoist (since he was supposedly "certified") caught the basket FULL of material on the 2nd floor catwalk and proceeded to dump it on all the guys on the ground! Thank God they can run and heard me yell!! So much for that temp, but guess who ended up standing on the roof in the friggin wind running the crane??? You got it...me!

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No time for whining buck up little Pilgrim
It appears to me that maybe we should all just avoid North Dakota. Just jokes but I would recomend that everyone avoid North Dakota until at least April.
Very good advice!!!!!
Justin T. Wittwer said:
It appears to me that maybe we should all just avoid North Dakota. Just jokes but I would recomend that everyone avoid North Dakota until at least April.

yah, try Prudhoe bay alaska, no daylight and 50 below windchills are routine in december, and they tell me its not really winter yet

That Alaska job sounds like a feat of endurance mate.  What was the pay like for a scaffy out there?  I'v heard a few different things.  Must cost a fortune just to kit yourself out with artic gear,  Can't imagine the company supplies it.  Cheers!

michael clifford said:

yah, try Prudhoe bay alaska, no daylight and 50 below windchills are routine in december, and they tell me its not really winter yet

It was non union, workin 7 days a week 12 hours a day for 6 weeks at a crack, then you had 2 weeks off. stayed in a camp so there were no expenses once u were there, decent food. I was makin $2600.00 a week, the company offered arctic gear at 1/2 price.

 

heres a link to some info on workin in Alaska, http://www.alaskapipelinejobinfo.com/

thats sounds like good pay michael.  whats the best way to get hooked up with this company?  greatful for any info whatsoever.

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