Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Frozen Tundra
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I've been full timing this since late 2007, and even though the available workload is currently at skeleton levels throughout the industry, I seem to still make a little $$ at it. During the recession years this line of work not only kept me from having to leave my family for extended periods of time to work in the oil fields of North Dakota, like the majority of my friends & colleagues did, it did so at a very comfortable income level. Plus, I have always enjoyed the work for some strange reason.
I will say that although I personally have never become disgruntled with this industry, many have, and for good reason - It's not for everyone, thus the negative posts here. I believe anyone who decides to give this industry a shot needs to be forewarned about the nasty tactics inherent to it so they can make informed decisions.
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