Small Business Owner in Shreveport, Louisiana
Whats up! My name is Donnie Lang...I've spent many long days in the oilfield, remote locations, away from my family in some of the worst conditions our southern/northern weather has to offer. I've worked with a lot of great guys that definitely make being away from home for long periods of time a little easier. But it's always on my mind. What's going on at home? What am I missing while I'm gone for weeks at a time? Birthdays, weddings, graduations, and holidays are just the start.
On top of all of this, the uncertainty of the oilfield is always there... One shift everything seems like it’s going awesome, getting paid pretty good, job is going good. Next hitch come back and then they're laying everyone off. Hello unemployment and job searching again.
I've been very lucky to still have a job in this economy but there is always that worry about what's next and how long I'll be gone for at a time. It's an absolute strain on the mind and body not knowing where I'll be going next. It didn't matter because it crashed. 90% of us were laid off across North America and Canada.
With everybody searching for jobs at once, which were already limited, finding work took months. This meant burning through savings, selling vehicles and toys we'd worked so hard for. But during this downturn in the economy, I just happened to stumble across an opportunity that has been nothing short like a dream come true.
I came across a guy that was in the same situation a large majority of us are in now. He got laid off from his job running a backhoe for a pipeline crew. Through a friend of a friend he got introduced to a job that was paying out $5,000 to $10,000+ a MONTH.
I have since jumped on with this crew and my life has changed 100%. I cannot express how grateful I am this opportunity was introduced to me. This was my break...this was the best decision of my life!! I have been paying off my debt...and created a life worth living for my family and I. Since someone helped me change my life, I have made it my mission to help others do the same for themselves.
Keep the good karma rolling!