We came across this post on social media over the weekend and had to share it.
So, for the second time in my 28 year career, I will be leaving the Oil & Gas industry, this time not by my choice. I am joining hundreds, no THOUSANDS of other proud, strong and hard working unemployed O&G workers laid off during the worst downturn since 1982 when Amoco fell and the NEP program sent us into a tail spin.
While there are many factors at play in this particular downturn simple truths remain: we are a strong, proud, resilient, ethical, environmentally forward looking, First Nation supportive, hard working industry and people. It's not all Stampede partying, reckless spending, and money wasting. We have helped support many families, related and unrelated businesses directly or indirectly. We have played a part in why Alberta is strong and prosperous - and why other Canadian provinces have been more economically stable.
I'm not angry about the layoff as its nothing personal, my work ethic and abilities are strong, but it is what it is...I hope we see turn around soon, too many have been hit directly, indirectly and from trickle down... I will be back when things improve, as will most of us who love the industry, and we will be stronger and wiser and better than ever ready to work hard and play hard because it's what we do and love! #IAmTheFaceOfOilAndGas.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Re-posted with the permission of, and huge thanks to, Tanya Heschl. Follow her on LinkedIn. #SheIsTheFaceOfOilAndGas