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navyAZ1

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Has anyone ever done this? If so what are the pro's & con's of this type of work. The research I have done so far seems to be pretty favorable with the exception of the isolation. If you feel the need feel free to PM me on this also.

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I would think it would depend on the location of the oil field gate; if it is where the illigals are using the area as a pipeline into the state, where they sometimes crash into gates to get around check points, etc, I say not so good.


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I believe The Texan has done this...you might try PMing him


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If the pay is good, it sounds like something that I wouldn't mind doing.


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The guards I have seen in South Texas sit in the dust and sun outside a trailer and watch cars drive to the beach or lake. Maybe some of the big fields have air conditioning and a guard house but none that I saw. You know more about this than I do but I only felt sorry for them.


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Altho the company we work for has oil field gate guards, we have not done it. It is my understanding you are committed to the job 24/7. One person must be on site at all times. You check trucks/cars, etc in and out. Some sites are very isolated and have no hook ups, other sites might have a generator to provide electric or hauled in water and hauled out sewer or something in between.

We have chosen to not do this job, we like our hook ups much to much. I know our company pays gate guards extra in the summer time so they can rent their own generator if necessary for electric.

The jobs are usually in rural TX and LA and will be very hot, dirty and dusty most of the time. You will either be very busy or bored. I don't like dust, dirt, snakes and bugs all that much either.

The pay can sound really good, but be sure you know what you are responsible for i.e., renting a generator, paying for sewer pump out,etc. That may make the $100/day quite a bit less. Also, $100 for 24 hours is really only about $4.00/hour. You are considered a contractor and will be responsible for all of your taxes.

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Keep putting the job down and giving false info, it makes more choices for us, in the winter. NavyAZ1 I will PM you with the truth and some basic info. Every time the subject comes up, the naysayers jump and fill the topic with lies and misinformation, so I quit post anything about the job.


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The Texan wrote:

Keep putting the job down and giving false info, it makes more choices for us, in the winter. NavyAZ1 I will PM you with the truth and some basic info. Every time the subject comes up, the naysayers jump and fill the topic with lies and misinformation, so I quit post anything about the job.


Could you please add me to that PM list? TIA.

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The Texan wrote:

Keep putting the job down and giving false info, it makes more choices for us, in the winter. NavyAZ1 I will PM you with the truth and some basic info. Every time the subject comes up, the naysayers jump and fill the topic with lies and misinformation, so I quit post anything about the job.




Can you PM me as well

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Texan Please add me to that PM list also.

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