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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsingh View Post
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    But luck was definitely a factor in some of the earlier doors that opened up for me, performance and work ethic covered the rest. The hardest thing sometimes is getting that initial opportunity. Good luck with your hunt!
    I have to say that my career started by a pimp oversold a noob's ability to temporary replace someone who got held up by the Feds on their PR process. Not that I don't put my everything I got into it but that got the ball rolling. Looking back and around luck, ability, connections all plays equal roles.

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    Luck plays a huge role. Best job I ever had, and one that I excelled at, I was not at all qualified for, and honestly a poor technical fit. But cultural fit was perfect, and the picked up the technical pretty fast, and it went great, until the company pulled out of the country.

    My company is doing layoffs recently, and while I haven't been axed, I am certainly keeping my ears open for opportunities, and have applied for a few. Anyone need a Petroleum Engineer, generalist among the various "downhole" topics like Drilling, Completions, Production etc? Have experience on both producer and service company sides of the desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Luck plays a huge role. Best job I ever had, and one that I excelled at, I was not at all qualified for, and honestly a poor technical fit. But cultural fit was perfect, and the picked up the technical pretty fast, and it went great, until the company pulled out of the country.

    My company is doing layoffs recently, and while I haven't been axed, I am certainly keeping my ears open for opportunities, and have applied for a few. Anyone need a Petroleum Engineer, generalist among the various "downhole" topics like Drilling, Completions, Production etc? Have experience on both producer and service company sides of the desk.

    I might need an ops/sales/whatever guy in the next couple of months. Someone who can talk to people and know drilling performance etc. Have to get these tools in the ground first though and get some hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJW View Post
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    I might need an ops/sales/whatever guy in the next couple of months. Someone who can talk to people and know drilling performance etc. Have to get these tools in the ground first though and get some hours.
    This may be exactly up my alley. Wanna chat over a coffee or beer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    My company is doing layoffs recently, and while I haven't been axed, I am certainly keeping my ears open for opportunities, and have applied for a few. Anyone need a Petroleum Engineer, generalist among the various "downhole" topics like Drilling, Completions, Production etc? Have experience on both producer and service company sides of the desk.
    Man you have had a rough go of it the past few years, hoping you continue to pull through, hoping luck is on your side with this one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsingh View Post
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    Man you have had a rough go of it the past few years, hoping you continue to pull through, hoping luck is on your side with this one!
    I've been making continuous changes to my lifestyle that have put me in a somewhat more resilient position than the first time I was laid off. But yeah not looking to go back on the EI if I can help it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I've been making continuous changes to my lifestyle that have put me in a somewhat more resilient position than the first time I was laid off. But yeah not looking to go back on the EI if I can help it.
    Cocaine is a helluva drug. Glad you switched to crack. Dirty street drugs are easier on the budget.

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    I heard he actually runs a fake Microsoft call Center from the sex dungeon
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    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
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    Job posting activity on the service side of things has for sure picked up a lot in the last few weeks. If you are one of those "between opportunities" then make sure you are not just taking the summer off your search, spend a few days refreshing everything and work the phones to your network to get your name back out there.
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    My heart always skips a beat when I see this thread updated.

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    I'm about to lay off some underperforming staff, but of course don't want to go through the hassle of "terminated for cause" or anything. What's the minimum legal severance in Canada? A few of them have been working for me for several years.
    Just two weeks pay in lieu of two weeks notice?

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    In a position to be accountable for other employees, with enough responsibility to be the person laying them off, yet can't use google. A+.


    https://www.alberta.ca/termination-pay.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by RurrJurr's_Momma View Post
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    I'm about to lay off some underperforming staff, but of course don't want to go through the hassle of "terminated for cause" or anything. What's the minimum legal severance in Canada? A few of them have been working for me for several years.
    Just two weeks pay in lieu of two weeks notice?
    Depends if they consult a lawyer. Very few people will qualify for minimum severance.

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    The real question is…

    Is RurrJurr out of time out yet? Or is he still pouting because people made fun of Tesla.
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    This is pretty good news for Calgary.
    http://www.rbc.com/newsroom/news/202...ation-hub.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    The real question is…

    Is RurrJurr out of time out yet? Or is he still pouting because people made fun of Tesla.
    I heard he moved to Hong Kong.
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