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    Default Will you go back to oil and gas?

    With pipeline announcements and OPEC cuts, a lot of people I have talked with are optimistic about 2017. I've heard from quite a few that were laid off that they wouldn't go back to o&g, which made me wonder if this is another "I'm moving to Canada if xxxxxxx is elected"

    If 2017 sees a slow return to footlong subs and ecoboosts for everyone, will you jump back to o&g?
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    Money will rule once again...

    I am still in O&G...

    I may look for a better position if one becomes available.
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    Currently still in O&G. Wouldn't mind jumping ship if I could find something.
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    Never left. Was able to move up quite a ways during this downturn as fodder was cut away.
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    I think that most people who might have found careers elsewhere during the downturn will return to O&G. I believe this for two reasons:
    1) Their previous experience translates directly into future positions. This is from both a personal comfort level, as well as the ability to utilize their existing knowledge
    2) Money. Unlikely people are able to make the same they were when they had an O&G job.

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    Currently in O&G. Would leave if there was something more stable, but with the same pay, benefits, and work/life balance. Finding that is extremely difficult, especially in Alberta, so I'm probably a lifer haha.

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    Until tech is a more relevant thing here than nope not leaving O&G.

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    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt
    Currently in O&G. Would leave if there was something more stable, but with the same pay, benefits, and work/life balance. Finding that is extremely difficult, especially in Alberta, so I'm probably a lifer haha.

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    Would leave O&G in a heartbeat if I could find something I was interested in, but turns out I actually find petroleum super fascinating to me.

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    So do I...


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    My job isn't industry specific, just so happened that the first career was in oil and gas. I'm happy anywhere that pays the bills comfortably and wouldn't leave where I am now.

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    do you think that with the O&G sector pushing back salaries 30 and 40% that that same money will be made available again?
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    Originally posted by spikerS
    do you think that with the O&G sector pushing back salaries 30 and 40% that that same money will be made available again?
    For current staff or new hires? Two different answers imo
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    Originally posted by spikerS
    do you think that with the O&G sector pushing back salaries 30 and 40% that that same money will be made available again?
    Only when the employment situation improves to the point to where good employees have a choice of where to work again. As long as there is still 300+ unemployed people willing to take your job at a lower rate of pay, there is no incentive for companies to give you your 2014 salary back. I consider myself very lucky to be working right now.

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    Haven't left...
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    Still in O&G, never left. Kinda jaded in this industry. Probably won't leave for a while until I hit the jackpot or get lucky in the stock market. 2 mill is all I need

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    The money will absolutely come back, assuming oil price does. If oil price comes back, investment increases, demand for skilled workers increases. As demand increases, wages will as well.

    This will be exaggerated because of all the people that have left the industry / province. I know a few people in the engineering side of the resource industry that say they're going to be royally screwed if they win work, Becuase they will have a hard time staffing jobs.

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    I hate O&G. Nothing about it interests me, other than how much to fill the car. I hope I never have to go back into it but if I absolutely have to, I will, since I can still do the work. Been off for 11 1/2 months.

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    Originally posted by spikerS
    do you think that with the O&G sector pushing back salaries 30 and 40% that that same money will be made available again?
    Yup.

    Eventually, there will be a rush again and $ get talents and get things done faster, pure and simple.

    The question is if we are going to keep operating at $50-$60 or Trump is going to destabilize the world for the price to accelerate faster.

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