So, like others I was laid of as well. It hurt, no it really hurt! It was like your best friend punching you in the face right after he bought you a beer, like what the hell happened. You're shocked and appalled, "but everything we've been through bro and you do this to me, meeeeeee!!!!!!". So yeah thats how it felt for me. I mean lets be real, before any of us got laid we loved SLB and all of its bull. As a matter of fact we prided ourselves on being able to put up with the bull, "Aye man I once stayed up for 87.3334443443 hrs straight trying to get the job done". You know, that type of bragging. So upon getting let go I couldn't help but to think of my OFS1 experience. The instructor gave us so many signs that everything being said was bullshit about the company. I mean I was so proud I thought everyone literally in the classroom was my brothers and sisters. By the end of the first week me and my new white, middle eastern, and asian brothers really thought we were going to run the damn company in three years. Hell, by the end of the first day we were 100% on quest. We went to go play some basketball at lunch and I fell and cut my knee and would you believe it, the blood was blue. Everyone looked at me as if it was an omen from the almighty Kibsgaard god of Big Blue. I told my family of what greatness was to come but they all suggested I go see a doctor immediately, I played it as envy for I was to be a god of oilfield servicemen. I mean I was schlumberger everything, I even confessed my growing love for my wife over a glass of Schlumberger wine, "Wait we make wine too, agggggggggggggghhhhh!" So what does this have to do with pimping your company truck? Well, right before I got fired, wait, back up. You see I was lucky enough to get a truck fresh off the assembly line, which further fed my ego of becoming a god, and this truck became an extension of myself. I would wash this baby every other day. I had my custom SLB floor mats with the blue lining (yeah I was that serious about it folks don't judge me). Sssssshhhh don't say anyth--, wait I don't work for them anymore. Well I had this sweet in dash system I was going to install in it( no YOU can't do it but I was a SLB god) and my manager calls me regarding a morning meeting and Im like yeah I'll be there. So in comes the morning I go to tell my guy Im going to have to to postpone my installation. I call and tell my manager, who's cool as shit by the way, that Im going to wash my truck, "she's dirty". He tells me "go ahead no rush". Till this day those words hunt me in my dreams because he made wash my baby up for the bad news. He let me wash her in this twisted dramatic irony. ...........give me a minute ........ya se....ya see its not about getting laid off with me its about finding my truck and reuniting with her. I sometimes think who's driving her now and are they treating her right. Deep down I know she wouldn't just start up for anyone, she wasn't that type of truck. I JUST WANT MY CHEVY BACK
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Yeah man I had a Chevy, real nice. Yeah it sucks the way things are going.
you got a chevy?
I had a Ram 1500...
but just like you; I was higher than Cheech and I never saw a single change for the better...
it's no wonder why SLB has run two other mud companies completely out of business....I'm afraid MI is suffering the same fate....it saddens me to see what's happening; I'm not excited about it at all.
LOL!! You have an awesome attitude! You must have been a blast to work with. Hope Blue comes back for you!
This is the best post on here in a while!