Jobs in calgary, ab...any to be had - page 3

Hello all, I live in winnipeg, been an RN for 2 1/2 yrs and recently applied for my license in Alberta. Haven't heard anything yet and now I hear there is a freeze on hiring :s So anyone have an... Read More

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  2. Visit  CodeteamB profile page
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    Not to be a Debbie Downer here but ideas of working the rigs are just as unrealistic as finding your dream nursing job in Alberta right now.

    What is a chemist qualified to do on the rigs? Labour...

    Camp life stinks, especially for a woman and If you are not a certified trades person you are not looking at stellar pay.

    Think about how you would like to live in seclusion with a rough group of men (mostly decent guys but the culture is abominable) paying through the nose for everything and working long, hard and lonely hours.

    I will take nursing, even in a struggling economy, any day!
    weemsp, joanna73, and Fiona59 like this.
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    I think the Chemist sees themself in an lab like on the TV ads making the world green.

    Most of the jobs are trades. Good money if you have the skills
  4. Visit  aywl profile page
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    Quote from CodeteamB
    Not to be a Debbie Downer here but ideas of working the rigs are just as unrealistic as finding your dream nursing job in Alberta right now.

    What is a chemist qualified to do on the rigs? Labour...

    Camp life stinks, especially for a woman and If you are not a certified trades person you are not looking at stellar pay.

    Think about how you would like to live in seclusion with a rough group of men (mostly decent guys but the culture is abominable) paying through the nose for everything and working long, hard and lonely hours.

    I will take nursing, even in a struggling economy, any day!
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    Thanks for everyone's reply, I just ask because everybody said: "u were chemist before, u should work for oil and gas company to make big bucks, plus at present the nursing job is so tough..." That's why I ask, seems I have to stay where I am....
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    Quote from aywl
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    Thanks for everyone's reply, I just ask because everybody said: "u were chemist before, u should work for oil and gas company to make big bucks, plus at present the nursing job is so tough..." That's why I ask, seems I have to stay where I am....
    I have to ask, why did you take up nursing? Wouldn't pharmacy have been a better use of a chemistry degree?
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  6. Visit  aywl profile page
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    To be a pharmacist, the requirements for English is pretty high, English is my second language, that's my pain;

    So I choose nursing
  7. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Quote from CodeteamB
    Not to be a Debbie Downer here but ideas of working the rigs are just as unrealistic as finding your dream nursing job in Alberta right now.

    What is a chemist qualified to do on the rigs? Labour...

    Camp life stinks, especially for a woman and If you are not a certified trades person you are not looking at stellar pay.

    Think about how you would like to live in seclusion with a rough group of men (mostly decent guys but the culture is abominable) paying through the nose for everything and working long, hard and lonely hours.

    I will take nursing, even in a struggling economy, any day!
    The pay in the oil fields can be good (a friend of mine worked in the fields and made around 4500 a month), BUT you're working in -40 frigid temps in winter sometimes, the hours are long, and most of the guys are purposefully obnoxious. You also need to be strong, due to heavy lifting.

    I'll take nursing in a lousy economy any day. The cushy office type jobs in the oil fields require a specialized degree.

    A friend of mine is a flight attendant and she is laid off in May, due to the Calgary base closing- Sunwing I think.

    Athabasca U is laying off 45+ staff next month. Funding cuts also.

    So it's not just nursing. Times are tough all over, but this is nothing new.


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