You're not an operator dude, stop lying. You probably work a sit down job if you do work there or you're a subcontractor.<quoted text>
Look I am an operator and we do not do heavy lifting and he was referring to the fact that when you are in training they tell you that chevron pays you minimum wage from the neck down and the rest from your head up which is a meting or for saying you make all your money with your intelligence and not for the labor you do and as for hard work once you are qualified there is a lot of down time and yes the do make a heck of a lot of money and most break 100 k a year and I work with a woman operator who used to be a high school teacher and she is a hell of an operator so don't judge what someone can do by there sex.
And the fact you live in Alabama tells me your a racist hick who moved out of the Pascagoula area to get away from the blacks.
Trust me dude, you're nothing special. When I took the test there were 19 positions & over 75 of us who passed the test. The issue is a lack of jobs there. If you got on you're either that one in a million lucky case or you, as I strongly suspect you're playing down so as to make it appear a fair case, you know somebody who got you on. That's always how its worked out there. It was like that back in the 70s, It was like that in the 80s & 90s & its like that now dude. Nothing has changed. You're full of horsesh*t. You didn't get out there for any special reason.
If you are really out there its because a friend or relative pulled strings for you. Again, that's how it works. They weed the idiots & druggers out in the test phase & then weed out everybody else by picking the connected people. Corporate usually brings in 2 or 3 from outside to even out the numbers. If there were the kind of work you're claiming those unemployed operators I know would be out there.
You're WILDLY exaggerating how simple it is to get on out there. The HR dept hires WHO THEY KNOW FIRST & then people like me come next, if there's enough work, & there never is.
I'll work you or any mf'er out there under the table & back again. I'll work 100 hour weeks for half your pay dude. Hell, if they give me overtime I'll do it for a third your pay. 40k a year is a fortune for me. And I'll do bust-ass hard labor too while you can sit in a chair & collect a free check.
Trust me, you got ahead, if you're telling the truth & I'm pretty certain you're lying your ass off, by nepotism, not by "hard work" or any other reason you may delude yourself into thinking.
I'm all fine with diversity & inclusion but there are certain physical requirements for every job & if you can't lift a certain amt of weight you're not getting me on the other end of a harness.
And you're also full of sh*t. I know men who have worked as operators out there, they have to lift heavy tools & loads, that's a manual labor job dude. That's man's work. Why you're trying to portray it as some kinda pu**y job where you sit behind a desk is beyond me. Other than what I figured was true -- you're making all this up....