I am sitting in an airport lounge waiting to go to Africa for 6 weeks on an oil rig. Could see it far enought but have to earn a living. How else hates their job? I have 15 minutes until my flight,then I don,t exist for 6 weeks.
Just an update on the job from hell. The oil rig I was on was an absolute s***hole. The accomadation was 4man cabins with a shared toilet and shower, which meant eight men trying to get dressed in the morning or showered after work. I measured the floor space in the room, it measured 2.70 metres by 4.70 metres. So you can imaging what it was like. There was 0.7 metres space between the two tier bunks.
And wasn't I a lucky camper. My roommates were, a snorer, a farter, and a soap dodger.
The arms are off the teddy and the dummy is out the pram. I had to reply again to this post.
Everything is relative to the economic circumstances of the country you live in. I do not dispute that $500 may feed a family for a year, but not in the UK. I will not try to guess what end of the economic scale you live in in Singapore, which also has it's poverty.
To go back to main subject of this thread. I was pushed into my style of work through neccessity not choice. I still remember recieving a phone call on an oil rig to tell me my father had died I did not have the chance to say goodbye. Why? I HAD TO WORK. I also remember my three rugrats Missing their first words, their first steps, why? I HAD TO WORK.
Through my work I have managed to put my children through university. But I still missed out on a lot of their childhood why? I HAD TO WORK. So SunSeven to go back to main idea of the thread which was hating your job, yes I have right to complian if I so wish.
When I first left school, I worked as a 'screw sorter.' This involved looking at millions of screws individually to make sure they were in perfect condition. Not only is this the most boring thing I have ever done, but the oil which the screws were coated in removed the skin from my hands, so I was in agony as well as being bored to death.
I don't know if you read the whole thread, but the topic was hating your job. Money was only mentioned in an honest answer to a question asked. Like anyone else I have to earn a living to put bread on the table, but can still hate what I have to do to achieve this goal.
I'm glad you posted this thread - I used to think it would be great to get a job on an oil rig which always pays well, but now I have to take my hat off to boys like you who have to put up with horrendous conditions to put the bread on the table.