DISCLAIMER: None of these stereotypes are mutually exclusive. Loosely based on company men I've had to deal with.
As of March, work dried up for me. LinkedIn has been a sad parade of posts: companies declaring "We're making hand sanitizer!" and people I actually like posting that they've been let go and/or retiring. Poor bastards.
I hate LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is a combination of the saccharine insincerity of HR, companies pleading to be noticed for their bullshit diversity/inclusion/safety initiatives, the worst people you've ever known posting about their mostly faux accomplishments* and senior managers smugly posting about that one time they gave a homeless dude $20 and "never stop seeing humanity in the world no matter how busy you are".
I once went to a professional development seminar led by a dude with a "PMHR in Human Resources Development, which is for those of you who don't know, basically what a PE is to engineers."
- Bullshit HR Guy with Bullshit Certification
(The seminar sucked )
Rig count has collapsed, driving around Midland yards I didn't even know were there are suddenly chocked full of rigs.
The news has been full of sh*t stories about how the oil industry is in "terminal decline" and how the only reason WTI is in $30/bbl is
cause OPEC has been merciful.
I've been thinking about all of this quite alot - I've had time - and it is my livelihood. Is everything that bad?
I grew up with fire, ice and North Slope Crude in my veins. I completed a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and currently work as a wireline field engineer in the Permian.