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(STV.tv)   Oil rig workers told to lose weight by bosses so they can fit more of them into helicopters and lifeboats   (news.stv.tv) divider line 7
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2013-03-04 08:12:43 AM
If only there were some place for a rig worker to live and not have access to Midnight supper, 6 AM breakfast, Noon lunch, 6 PM dinner and snacks at all hours of the day......
 
2013-03-04 08:13:37 AM
On a rig you, work twelve to fourteen hours days, sleep, and eat.  That's pretty much it.  The food is generally pretty good and always available.  Do this for two weeks straight take two weeks off and repeat.  I can see how weight gain would be a major issue.

They generally have a gym in the dorm (or at least the three I was on did)  but after a fourteen hour day, who wants to use it?
 
2013-03-04 08:28:48 AM
There's a reason they call them 'rig pigs.'
 
2013-03-04 09:19:55 AM

EvilEgg: On a rig you, work twelve to fourteen hours days, sleep, and eat.  That's pretty much it.  The food is generally pretty good and always available.  Do this for two weeks straight take two weeks off and repeat.  I can see how weight gain would be a major issue.

They generally have a gym in the dorm (or at least the three I was on did)  but after a fourteen hour day, who wants to use it?


Most of the jobs are fairly physcial.

What I found funny was that the boats we woudl drill to use were based on the average person weighing 150lbs.  It worked in Indonesia, egypt?  Not so much.  No farking way it would work in the US, but I don;t knwo if the boats were built differently there.
 
2013-03-04 10:43:49 AM
I am pleased to hear this. Nothing worse than getting bumped off my flight because of weight issues and seeing the 400+ lb crane operator climb aboard with his 75 lb luggage. I weigh roughly 180 and usually carry a bag around 35-45 lbs. So frustrating.
 
2013-03-04 04:46:42 PM

EvilEgg: On a rig you, work twelve to fourteen hours days, sleep, and eat.  That's pretty much it.  The food is generally pretty good and always available.  Do this for two weeks straight take two weeks off and repeat.  I can see how weight gain would be a major issue.

They generally have a gym in the dorm (or at least the three I was on did)  but after a fourteen hour day, who wants to use it?


Isn't the work physically taxing in itself? Or is there just a lot of standing around.
 
2013-03-04 06:51:00 PM

Cup_O_Jo: EvilEgg: On a rig you, work twelve to fourteen hours days, sleep, and eat.  That's pretty much it.  The food is generally pretty good and always available.  Do this for two weeks straight take two weeks off and repeat.  I can see how weight gain would be a major issue.

They generally have a gym in the dorm (or at least the three I was on did)  but after a fourteen hour day, who wants to use it?

Isn't the work physically taxing in itself? Or is there just a lot of standing around.


I was on production platforms in the control room so there was a lot of sitting and looking at screens.
 
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