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    (Original post by Fusilero)
    I... what? How are we going to go short of water to the extent that any developed will have to fight over it? :holmes:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lue_Marble.jpg

    There's a reason it's called the blue marble.
    97% of the Earth's water is saline. De-salination plants use a lot of energy and money to run.

    Of the remaining 3%, 70% is currently in the icecaps.
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    (Original post by MonsterMash)
    Are you talking about working in oil&gas or working on a rig?
    The OP said Oil & Gas Engineering, and engineers most definitely have to work around the drill sites, whether they be inland or offshore.
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    (Original post by Pink Bullets)
    Shows what you find appealing about that job... :p:

    It amazes me how people are swayed by a car when choosing their career....
    I didn't say that I would take this graduate job, but everyone has different aspirations, some people might appreciate a company car! Others might want to do research as a Biologist with low pay but might find it appealing.

    So safe your cynicism for others...
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    (Original post by simeon)
    The OP said Oil & Gas Engineering, and engineers most definitely have to work around the drill sites, whether they be inland or offshore.
    I think your confusing careers in oil&gas.

    The very well paid jobs in oil&gas do not involve being directly involved on drill sites.

    In fact, if your involved directly working on the drilling project, your probably quite near the bottom of the industry salary-wise.
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    Yeah there are jobs that are fun and well paid...

    But remember, these are usually the jobs that are very competitative!
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    A heart angel. 18 & can drive. Well paid, to attend events, talk them up & take photos.
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    (Original post by Eleanor13)
    97% of the Earth's water is saline. De-salination plants use a lot of energy and money to run.

    Of the remaining 3%, 70% is currently in the icecaps.
    That's an interesting statistic.
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    I imagine that it's quite fun being paid around £7 million a year just to brutally butcher your country's World Cup dreams. Grrrr!
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    Seriously... don't get angry that I mentioned this one.. its alright pay and only a few hours...
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    BINMEN.... dont knock it until you try it.
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    (Original post by Johnny Luk)
    I didn't say that I would take this graduate job, but everyone has different aspirations, some people might appreciate a company car! Others might want to do research as a Biologist with low pay but might find it appealing.

    So safe your cynicism for others...
    I once watched a TV show about company cars (must have been in an insomnia spell so I could watch it at ridiculous hours, because I can't imagine it ever getting prime-time showing); I distinctly recall two amusing tales from these very sad people...

    1) His company was making budget cuts, so instead of the latest flashy model company car, they were downgrading all their employees with company cars to a more standard model. He went home and told his wife, and they held each other whilst they cried together. When he got this new car, it was parked around the corner and their former fancy one was always 'in the shop for repair'.

    2) Don't quite remember how this was relevant, but found it funny all the same - whenever another person with a posh company car saw a car on the road that he thought was better than his, he would show it the proper 'respect' by letting it overtake him, letting it pull out ahead of him, etc. One of the things he looked for was indicators on the side mirrors. My family had, at the time, a Vauxhall family estate car that was years old before we got it that had indicators on the mirrors.
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    (Original post by MonsterMash)
    I think your confusing careers in oil&gas.

    The very well paid jobs in oil&gas do not involve being directly involved on drill sites.

    In fact, if your involved directly working on the drilling project, your probably quite near the bottom of the industry salary-wise.
    I'm not confusing anything.

    My 2 friends are both ENGINEERS in the industry (that's the important word here), not just drill head workers. One works out of Aberdeen and earns around £50k, the other works in Alaska and earns double that. Yes, there is a lot of office work, but they also have to work out on-site...and for the guy in Aberdeen, that means long periods offshore.
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    Air traffic controllers are paid quite a bit, and you only need about 2 GCSEs
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    (Original post by simeon)
    I'm not confusing anything.

    My 2 friends are both ENGINEERS in the industry (that's the important word here), not just drill head workers. One works out of Aberdeen and earns around £50k, the other works in Alaska and earns double that. Yes, there is a lot of office work, but they also have to work out on-site...and for the guy in Aberdeen, that means long periods offshore.
    Cheers mate, this is the career I am looking into - specifically in the US because of the better pay.

    How old is your mate who works in Alaska, and did he start in the North Sea, or move straight to the US?
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    (Original post by jontylol)
    Air traffic controllers are paid quite a bit, and you only need about 2 GCSEs
    ATC is a job that has been given the title 'most stressful'.
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