Chevron Job Info
Gulf

Gautier, MS

#304 May 20, 2013
Zdr251 wrote:
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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.
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.

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....
Zdr251

United States

#305 May 20, 2013
Gulf you think I'm a racist because I don't live in Pascagoula that sound racist to me i have lived in theodore al my whole life and yea it is a lucky thing that I got on and I never said it wasn't but you don't have to know anyone cause I had no one pulling strings for me and I work at Ingalls shipyard before I got on here and was a residential electrician before that so I know how to work hard it just sounds to me like your a bitter person because you didn't get the job but I'm not going to sit here and argue with someone who is just a bitter person so believe what you want I don't care.
Fotprocks

Pascagoula, MS

#306 May 21, 2013
Rone this guy gulf is pretty funny, he is able to tell us that we are lying just because we haven't had the pleasure of using 100 pound wrenches so we must not be operators. Neither of us had anyone pulling strings for us and we got on and then he wants to tell us what we do and how our jobs go just because he "know" someone who worked out here. When you get a chance Rone i wanna see that desk you sit behind and those hundred pound tools. He will be lucky to every experience fotp.
Fotprocks

Pascagoula, MS

#307 May 21, 2013
Gulf wrote:
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You're full of sh*t dude, you don't work out there as an operator. I know several operators out there, they make close to 100k a year with over time. You don't make minimum wage working for Chevron unless you work for a subcontractor.
And yes, you do lift more than 100 pounds on multiple occasions & carry heavy loads you often have to squat to pick up & dead lift & hold for long periods of time.
Again though, I've actually taken the skills test & I passed, I was in the top 25 percentile, its just you gotta know somebody to get on out there, I don't care what anybody here says, you're not getting on out there w/out having somebody pull strings for you, its just how it works around here, unless corporate itself hires you as an outsider & brings you in that is.
I actually think "desi" will get on but not because she's qualified, she's not, but because of who she knows as she said she has relatives or something who work out there. There are people I worked with on the oil spill were trained operators who went thru the junior college's 2 year operator program who couldn't find work & they had their permit/degree/training
I dunno why you're making it sound like you can just waltz in, pass the test & get on. I know a guy who passed 5 times & never got on.
Being able to weld a little & working on motorcycles & claiming to lift weights isn't enough. You sometimes have to physically support a 200 pound plus man hanging off a harness dangling down into a chemical tank or off the side of a flimsy pipe.
If you really do work there, & I doubt it, & if you want a small 150 pound woman holding your harness & being your "watch man" making sure you don't fall to your death than hey man you got bigger balls than me. OSHA would call that a preventable accident & no man I've ever worked with would go along with it.
But hey if you wanna end up the victim of a 40 foot fall enjoy your new coworker after her father in law or whatever it was pulls strings to get her on.
Woman can work out there but they need to be in sit down or non-labor jobs like say engineers or safety inspectors. I mean REALLY DUDE? You want a 150 pound woman holding our harness as your safety buddy or whatever term they use nowadays? Tag out partner or whatever? Good luck man, that's all I can say. Your safety, not mine.
dude nobody out there will ever hold your harness while you dangle over a tank off of flimsy pipe. I seriously doubt you ever heard of that happening
DJ West

Rancho Cordova, CA

#308 May 21, 2013
Gulf wrote:
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Well I do wish you luck but don't get your hopes up. I've had several "small businesses" over the years. Trust me, its overrated. Some company like Chevron is a solid high wage paycheck that's near permanent.
Many small businesses do succeed but more than half fail. Don't get your hopes up but if it does work out, good for you.
If you're under 35 I'd suggest joining the military. Its damn near the only thing the average joe can do any more without going into debt to go to college & then end up at flipping burgers when he gets an unemployable degree.
Lol I totally agree for I've had 2 and imagine i'll have 10 more, one still going as a contract graphic/web designer (10 good years, even a couple public contracts)...burnt out thou, everyday creating and conjuring up magic recipes for the machine under unrealistic timelines/budgets can be hideous, lol...income and longevity not the problem, mannn so so so so much work for talented and charlie hustle like people in the design/web/programming arena...regardless like a young jedi I have once again found my way! lol

I agree if your lacking skills and/or just don't have specialized interest, you used the term avg Joe, this positon is it...and to me the work is interesting, hydro carbons, energy, the future, etc... I would say to those still dreaming keep dreaming and pushing!!
Gulf

Gautier, MS

#309 May 22, 2013
DJ West wrote:
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Lol I totally agree for I've had 2 and imagine i'll have 10 more, one still going as a contract graphic/web designer (10 good years, even a couple public contracts)...burnt out thou, everyday creating and conjuring up magic recipes for the machine under unrealistic timelines/budgets can be hideous, lol...income and longevity not the problem, mannn so so so so much work for talented and charlie hustle like people in the design/web/programming arena...regardless like a young jedi I have once again found my way! lol
I agree if your lacking skills and/or just don't have specialized interest, you used the term avg Joe, this positon is it...and to me the work is interesting, hydro carbons, energy, the future, etc... I would say to those still dreaming keep dreaming and pushing!!
I didn't bother replying to the other idiots on here for a reason. Because I know for a fact, as in 100% positive that they're either lying about workign Chevron, as in the company itself(meaning if they are out there its for a sub contractor or a contractor) or they go to where they are by knowing somebody. I've spoken with over a dozen ppl over the yrs who got on out there & they all say the SAME THING "you gotta know somebody or corporate has to bring you in." Hell the PEOPLE AT THE JACKSON COUNTY WIN JOB CENTER UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE TOLD ME THAT. Chevron brings in outsiders so they don't have to hire locals, it lowers the chance of people knowing each other & forming a union/joining one.

I can't say I'm very optimistic about the job market going forward because its not very bright. Most people who are doing well are doing so because they have some type of formal training or education. The economy is downhill from here on out because a lot of people are headed into retirement & they're taking their money with them.

Basically oil companies, mining companies & the federal govt are going to be the only stable employers left....
Gulf

Gautier, MS

#310 May 22, 2013
Fotprocks wrote:
Rone this guy gulf is pretty funny, he is able to tell us that we are lying just because we haven't had the pleasure of using 100 pound wrenches so we must not be operators. Neither of us had anyone pulling strings for us and we got on and then he wants to tell us what we do and how our jobs go just because he "know" someone who worked out here. When you get a chance Rone i wanna see that desk you sit behind and those hundred pound tools. He will be lucky to every experience fotp.
Over the years I've heard SCORES of people tell me "you have to know somebody" to get on out there. The fuc*ing unemployment office people told me the same thing....

This isn't something I'm just pulling out of my ass. Enjoy your nepotism & good connections. You wouldn't have gotten on without them, assuming you do work there.
Desi

Memphis, TN

#311 May 27, 2013
Anybody hear anything yet that applied for operations? I heard they started sending out the emails today.
Matt

United States

#312 May 27, 2013
Desi wrote:
Anybody hear anything yet that applied for operations? I heard they started sending out the emails today.
I heard someone get a "no thanks" email. Have you heard of anyone getting a "yes" email yet?
Desi

Memphis, TN

#313 May 28, 2013
No, Matt. All I heard was that they started sending out the emails. I haven't received anything yet, but I also know it can take up to a month before you hear anything sometimes. I hope we both hear something soon. :)
Fotprocks

Pascagoula, MS

#314 May 28, 2013
I know of two people who have received emails for test dates of june 4th and june 11th. Good luck
Bayou

Camden, AL

#315 May 29, 2013
Still waiting myself
PRC17

United States

#316 May 29, 2013
Same here.... Nothing yet
DJ West

Rancho Cordova, CA

#317 May 29, 2013
Gulf wrote:
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I didn't bother replying to the other idiots on here for a reason. Because I know for a fact, as in 100% positive that they're either lying about workign Chevron, as in the company itself(meaning if they are out there its for a sub contractor or a contractor) or they go to where they are by knowing somebody. I've spoken with over a dozen ppl over the yrs who got on out there & they all say the SAME THING "you gotta know somebody or corporate has to bring you in." Hell the PEOPLE AT THE JACKSON COUNTY WIN JOB CENTER UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE TOLD ME THAT. Chevron brings in outsiders so they don't have to hire locals, it lowers the chance of people knowing each other & forming a union/joining one.
I can't say I'm very optimistic about the job market going forward because its not very bright. Most people who are doing well are doing so because they have some type of formal training or education. The economy is downhill from here on out because a lot of people are headed into retirement & they're taking their money with them.
Basically oil companies, mining companies & the federal govt are going to be the only stable employers left....
I can't comment on the chevron hook-up conspiracy theory but my own personal dealings as a contract designer dictate such theories are true...TRUST ME I know lol! Its hard to get noticed without an inside track, the surplus of qualified people is crazy!!

Your correct regarding remaining industries, but I would add technology, healthcare, and entertainment...thou healthcare is becoming socialized.
Bayou

Montgomery, MN

#318 May 29, 2013
This your first time to take the test? PRc 17
Brad

Dothan, AL

#319 May 29, 2013
Also waiting
PRC17

United States

#320 May 29, 2013
Yes, been waiting on putting my application in so that I could be close to finishing my degree for when I decided to actually with proceed an application. I currently work out there now under a contractor but has family members who work for chevron, so hopefully something will happen
Bayou

United States

#321 May 30, 2013
Who's heard something? I am still waiting!!!!! Driving me crazy
Brad

Mobile, AL

#322 May 30, 2013
Nothin going insane
Desi

Memphis, TN

#323 May 30, 2013
Still haven't heard anything. The waiting is murder.

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