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Old 04-19-2012, 01:24 AM
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I work Off-Shore in Norway as a Completions Engineer. Because Norway has very strong unions the standards here are very high. The Rigs are like Hotels with single man cabins, Football pitches, Air Rifle Ranges, Fishing area's, Gaming Rooms, Silver and Gold Hobby rooms where you can buy Silver and Gold cheap and the best food. I work two weeks off-shore then have four weeks off. Its the usual rotation here in Norway. Over time pay is insanely high as the unions want the Oil companys to higher enough people for the jobs so if OT is required they are penalised for it. But in my job there is not enough qualified people so I work Over Time all the time! If I get called in on my home period its full over time every day till I go home, including a slightly reduced rate when Im sleeping! As Im only needed two weeks in every six I can almost live anywhere I want in Europe and commute to Norway for my work period. I know guys who commute from Thailand etc. Its a great life here if you dont mind the cold.


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Wow- to be paid when NOT working! Just stay at home and get $488 per day! Of course it can't be that simple and must be a risky job. They can't pay McDonald's hamburger makers money like this, right?
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:25 AM
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You bought a house for $850? How on earth did you manage that? Did no one else wanna bid? Where abouts in the US are you?

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You guys live in the wrongs areas for cheap houses. I paid $500 on a tax auction and th $350 back taxes. It had sat empty for 10 years so needed a bit of work, about $10k later I have a nice little house. Best part is $200 a year in taxes
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:36 AM
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Very rural SW Minnesota. Nearest town over 10k population is a 45 mile drive, over 90k is a 90+ mile drive.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:43 AM
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Build 1 kitchen cabinet for someone you buy the materials.
You need to come to my house....LOL
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:15 AM
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You guys live in the wrongs areas for cheap houses. I paid $500 on a tax auction and th $350 back taxes. It had sat empty for 10 years so needed a bit of work, about $10k later I have a nice little house. Best part is $200 a year in taxes
sweet MaryB...way to do it.!!!!!!!!!!!!! in the pre housing bubble here, we flipped a few (5), but it was work, paid very well but we have many other irons in the fire we ENJOY.. we are trying to get my youngest daughter to do what you have done, even here in CT, very high housing prices generally speaking... but many bargains on the foreclosed lists,,, i hope they do it... they know i would help them in any way... would do it for them, but one must make his own way, ( my son-in law),,urgh!!! LOL!!! a musician and good too, but a musician, wants no part of hammering anything but a drum!!!!

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:18 AM
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I'd get down on all fours and bark like a dog.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:59 AM
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But what would you do of an OZ of Silver?

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:34 AM
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I'd dig up one small to medium sized tree stump.
Till one 50x50 garden plot.
Pressure wash vinyl siding of a medium sized house.
Make one batch(3.0liters) of 93% spirits
Or, fly 20 minutes of a UAV mission Oconus.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:35 AM
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I'd dig up one small to medium sized tree stump.
Till one 50x50 garden plot.
Pressure wash vinyl siding of a medium sized house.
Make one batch(3.0liters) of 93% spirits
Or, fly 20 minutes of a UAV mission Oconus.
Wish you were around when my queen palm died due to frost a while back. That tree was a bitch to remove.
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