we did it now working a gate started tue afternoon. just in time for our first thunderstorm. what fun hahaha. then the water tank hose came off and pumped it dry. didn't know it till the next day because of all the mud from the storm. should have more water today. we had some in the fresh water tank but thats gone now too. we filled up 13 pages in thr first 24 hours. seems they have a new rig just setting up and a pipe line crew and a facilities crew here adding more tanks and pipe line.
You may want to check and see if you are supposed to be writing everyone down or if you are just assigned to write down the traffic for the rig. It sure would help out. We are assigned with a rig and are just responsible for the rig traffic, all other traffic we just wave in and out.
We feel the same way about searching our RV.. We have nothing illegal,but I do not want a stranger going through my personal things. We were told by the company saftey man a few months ago that they might be conducting searches at the rig. We told him how we felt about the searches and he told us their company rarely searches the gate guard's RV unless there is a cause to do so.
It is a dirty ,hot job but it did pay well, We are not going to do it again in Texas
Exceed the field superintendents expectations and keep the land owner happy and you'll get better gates and stay working. You'll also make more which makes the dust, mud and dry skin tolerable.
We got an unexpected bonus yesterday!! A great perk...Like MD said, It sure helps to keep everybody happy!!