defazman said:you can get $15/hour working at Wendy's there, so imagine what a skilled trade position can get you.
alexd said:Hog you have turned into a texbook newfoundlander: looking for work in Alberta.
CIRCE (Sir C) said:...and don't forget the -40 winter.
I lived and worked in Ft. McMurraqy for 2 years...great $$$ for even basic labouring jobs but the community is really transitional and isolated - I worked as the Executive Director of the detox and it's the only place in Canada (that I'm aware of) where (injection) cocaine is the drug of choice after alcohol If you're somewhat educated and motivated, it can provide opportunities that you simply won't get in other communities.
dj umlaut said:That's the kind of thing I'm wondering. Is it possible to live in that town and work with guys who aren't drunk or on coke on their days off? I worked in High Level and it seemed pretty hard to find people you'd want to hang out with. If you go out there and take a job, is it hard to switch into a better job if one comes along? How much would education (university) count for, if anything? If you didn't have a skilled trade but you were smart and had some education, could you climb into management? Do oil companies sponsor MBAs?
Thanks for the info and advice, everyone.