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    Default ExtraSlow needs a different job - 2022 edition

    Further to my recent "work sharing" post, I'm actively looking for a new job. There are other issues with my current employer beyond the planned part-time pay that have me convinced that this is the best move for me.

    So, I've already had people reach out to me to give me some ideas, and I really appreciate it. A couple beyonders are big-shots at places I'm working on. You guys know who you are. Mostly I don't need people to send me job postings. I see the job postings. What I need most is either a) you personally have influence on the hiring decision or b) you know the name and contact information for the person who is making the hiring decision.
    The short-form description of me is: Petroleum Engineer with over 15 years of experience in downhole focused positions. Really broad experience at producer and service companies. Basically have touched every portion of the well life cycle.
    Ideal roles are:
    - Drilling, Completions, Production at producer companies. Would consider supply chain, capital planning, or risk management at the right place.
    - Technical Sales, Application Engineering or Operations support roles at service companies

    I'll repeat it, because this is either my biggest strength, or biggest weakness, but I have done a lot of different things. I'm a "big picture" kind of guy. I can add value to many different teams. If the ideal candidate for a role is a head-down, mouth closed, technical executor you can lock in a cube for 60 hours a week, that ain't me. I'm the guy you can throw into a presentation to the board of directors, your top customer, or your operations team without worrying. I can mentor your junior technical engineers, babysit your non-technical sales staff, or bring process improvements to your field crews. I'm also really comfortable writing technical and process documentation, project or training presentations, articles etc. I know engineers have a reputation for being poor communicators, but I'm the exception to that. (my shitposting here aside, or not)

    anyway, I'm clearing time in my calendar for coffee or sandwich meetings. Hit me up, and if you are on LinkedIn let's connect there as well.
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    Best of luck ES. I think your current employer is dumb for not taking advantage of your talents. Someone will know how to do that, though.

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    Good luck! Oil price is still fairly high so hopefully you'll be eating double meat subs in no time.
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    There is a LOT of movement happening with people in the kinds of roles I am suited for. There are also a shitpile of job postings. The industry is heating up, and I occupy a demographic that is not crowded. I'm not worried long term, but hoping I can lock down an upgrade quickly here.
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    I wish I knew of something ES. That sucks, but best of luck.

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    I wonder why your company is having trouble when there is growth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    I wonder why your company is having trouble when there is growth?
    Probably because they undervalue ES.
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    Got nothing to offer you in your field, but I wish you the best finding something you are more comfortable with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    I wonder why your company is having trouble when there is growth?
    He's in equipment sales I think, and that industry is still going sideways because there's a shitton of used inventory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    I wonder why your company is having trouble when there is growth?
    There is nothing I would like to put in writing on that topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    I wonder why your company is having trouble when there is growth?
    Clue #1 WeChat is their mode of communication.
    Probably a large money laundering system happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    He's in equipment sales I think, and that industry is still going sideways because there's a shitton of used inventory.
    He's not in equipment sales but you're right there is a ton of used inventory there. I have a few buddies in that space and the fact they've been cash flow positive throughout the past 5 years is wild to me as things are moving slowwwwww.

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    I wonder why your company is having trouble when there is growth?
    In completely general sense and not speaking about @ExtraSlow 's role or company I think technologies that are perceived as "new" or "novel" in the drilling and completion world are still faced with a ton of hesitancy even as we are in the bounce back phase of $100 oil. Whether or not the tech is actually new, or based off of a design with an extensive operations history in a different geographic region, unless you can demonstrate that someone else has taken the risk in your back yard then not a lot of people are willing to move from the tried and tested services/ downhole tools/ completion or recovery methods. Its been a huge liability game that no one is willing to sacrifice any of their wells to what they perceive as an experiment here in Canada. Service providers that fall under that category will likely see pretty substantial growing pains unless they have an "industry accepted" product or existing large relationship to piggy back off of.

    With how crazy things are picking up and how everything is ramping up its just a matter of time before your resume lands in front of the right person or one of those coffee meetings pays off. Beyond what I've sent on Linked In I will keep passing your contact info along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    There is nothing I would like to put in writing on that topic.
    Yes, of course. I wasn't mentioning it in a "spill the beans" manner, at all. I guess I was just writing out a useless thought... Which is... Useless.

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    Time to start beyond.ca drilling co?
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    This post on LinkedIn today had me scratching my head. I know a few fully qualified petroleum engineers who are having real trouble finding permanent positions.
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    You might know a few fully qualified but it is in a sea of vastly average or mediocre ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    This post on LinkedIn today had me scratching my head. I know a few fully qualified petroleum engineers who are having real trouble finding permanent positions.
    Genuine question, is there a discrepancy in salary expectations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vengie View Post
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    Genuine question, is there a discrepancy in salary expectations?
    From what I am seeing most 15+ year hands are being offered 5+ year salary levels when the company goes to the open market to fill the roll. The same goes for contract rolls through any pimping firm. From my anecdotal experience, direct contract guys or people who were specifically head hunted seem to be offered what most of us would consider a fair wage based on experience and current market.

    That being said, like @Disoblige alluded too there is still a huge pool of people to choose from with most positions in upstream getting 100 or more applicants.
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    Wages are very sticky, so people will remain unemployed than take a lower paying job.

    Let's see where the demand and supply elasticity end up!

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    The bias against people who aren’t currently employed is real. Hiring managers don’t want someone’s sloppy seconds even if they are perfect for the role.

    And employed people are, generally, sitting on LTIP pools larger than they have seen in a decade. It is very difficult ( re expensive ) to pull these people out of their current gigs even if they want to leave.

    Hence, “shortage” of people companies want and comp expectations are a big ( and justifiable ) part of that.
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