Originally Posted by Jolly Roger
they have been hiring pipe fitters nonstop for the last couple of years in the golden triangle.
Yep and I have been working too. I usually run with the same companies and the same crew. We're just in a lull now and the next job was starting mid July up in Borger Texas.
I needed to mention that I am getting older too. Those tools aren't as light as they used to be. I got in this game late in my life is why I am still on my tools and not in a foreman or GF position.
Living way out in Polk county doesn't help. There are a lot of jobs as you say, but a lot don't pay perdiem to help in the housing arrangements. It would be a lot easier to justify if I lived closer to the Golden Triangle.
I've made a decent living doing what I have done, but haven't stopped trying to do better. It's all coming together now and if it gets bad, I'll sure have something worse to reflect back on.
The turnaround and shutdown circuit is a younger man/womans game. I'll leave it up to them now and go my own way.