22 Year Olds Making 6 Figures in Texas Oil Fields

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    Coal jobs are not coming back. Trump lied to the hicks.
     
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    I grew up on the Oklahoma/Texas border and had friends work in the "oil patch", as they call it. Yes, the pay is big bucks. But the work is hot, dirty, long hours, and very dangerous. Worker's getting maimed or killed isn't uncommon.

    It's always been a boom followed by a bust. The smart people try to save all the money they can, because when the black gold rush suddenly shuts down due to market economics. People who thought the boom would last for years, and rushed out and bought a new car and house, are suddenly jobless and facing bankruptcy.

    I've seen the cycle repeated many times. .... :cool:
     
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    Yes, the windmills and solar farms just pay decent wages. But the jobs will be there for decades. Of course you have to have some technical skills to work in those fields. An advantage, actually, because those skills can be transfered to something else if for some reason the job ends.
     
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    Why do you prissy stuck up libs always make fun of blue collar workers?
     
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    we moved to oklahoma in the mid 80s and the boom was over. it was a ghost town there and the oilfield jobs at western paid "ok" but it was still long hours, driving when you were over your limit on hours you're allowed to drive, and yea, you risk a lot banging pipes and fracking ground.
     
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    Hope they’re saving their money and not pissing it away on a lot of useless crap.
     
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    You can make six figures driving a truck in Iraq for a company. Its all tax free.
     
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    100000/(14*6*50) = $23

    $23 an hour to work in exhausting heat and huge hours...

    He deserves it but not huge money... He has no life while on that money...
     
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