Skip to comments.Would Like To Get My Son A Summer Job (Vanity)
Posted on 05/18/2014 5:30:20 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
My son just completed his Freshman year of college, and is Moving out here to Texas with me and the wife for the summer. Where I live, there's tons of minimum wage jobs and I think he can get on pretty quickly. However, I think he should take advantage of the Texas BOOM Economy, and try to get something in either Construction or The Oil Patch.
I’ve seen and gotten that web site. Seems the only jobs are for experienced Petroleum Engineers who’ve been in the field for 4-10 years.
Just kidding ...
Good luck for your kid...
I spend 11 wonderful years in Cowtown...great town..
We used to hire summer help to work in the supermarkets...
I know the beer companies also do that..
Might be worth a try...
Pay was normally pretty decent...but the work was hard...
Tell him to apply for a billion dollar grant from the Government to setup an Obamacare registration center. Nobody has to do any work and you get paid to boot.
What is the boys area of study in college?
let him find his own job
Maybe you should back off. Your child needs to grow into a man now. Let him find ( or fail to find) a job by his own efforts.
I’m on the production side of the oil business so I can’t really help much but there’s a ton of job opening’s here in the Basin. We all start at the same level out here so he needs to jump in where he can, roustabout, pulling unit’s or drilling rig’s is where we get our feet wet. If he’s going for an engineering degree most companies will pick him up for summer help. The key is you have to go where the work is. Your area has kinda dried up due to the dry gas and most of the rig’s have moved West and South chasing wet gas and oil, so he’s either going to have to go North, South or West. Truck drivers are in high demand right now so taking this time and getting him a CDL is a worthy adventure, they’re running their butts of but they’re also making 65 to 100 thousand a year. Not bad for someone just getting into the business.
I have to disagree, never back off! This is the point in life where they need support and direction.
If he is looking just for summer, try ‘temp agencies’ in the area where he would like to work.
They have many types of jobs. They are also used by many companies as screeners for potential permananet jobs.
If he is going to school for something useful then he will probably want a resume enhancing summer job so that he will actually have some experience useful when he graduates. If he is studying something useless encourage him to get and oil job and stay there and never go back to school.
What is his major? I would have him go into that job as an intern.
No suave y habla espanol no construction. Pinche hispanics dont like working with gringos
I found that you need to know somebody to get a leg into the Oil patch, and I was just trying folks here on Freerepublic who might know someone. It'll be up to my son to not screw up.
“What is his major? I would have him go into that job as an intern.”
If he is seeking a degree that still is worthwhile, interning is the way to go.
If he can’t find an intern position that is related to the degree, he needs to get another degree.
Support yes but the direction should have been laid out well before now. I’m assuming a Freeper parent would have done this. Too many parents keep treating their adult children like infants. There is a time to let go. This child is a sophomore in college. It’s time.
That said, I probably will back off.
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