Monday, September 10, 2007

And I'm off...

...to my exciting new career as a tiny cog in the giant petrochemical machine. I have a fantastic story to tell when I get home, though. :)

18 comments:

Ambulance Driver said...

Uuuhhhh, Tam?

Your new job doesn't involve a smock and the words, "That's fifty dollars on Pump Seven?" does it?

You know, cause that would kinda be like Da Vinci taking a job as a high school art teacher.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to life in the "oil business". It can be a blast (if you work for BP) or a lot of fun if you work for any of the rest of us.

Give us the scoop on what you think and what role you are doing.

Upstream, Midstream or Downstream or are you over with one of the companies that use oil to make something else?

By the way, if you are working for an oil company, expect a raise. I heard 9% raises are coming out soon and another 9% after the first of the year. (All gossip of course).

Sigivald said...

Man, AD beat me to the gas-pumping joke.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

It doesn't have to be directly fuel related to be the pertrochemical industry.

I got one word for you people. Just one word... Plastics.

Sell everything you own and invest in Plastics. It's the wave of the future.

Kevin said...

Jiffy-Lube?!?!?

Basil said...

Jiffy Lube. LOL!

She couldn't pass up the opportunity to work every day handling a grease gun.

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with being a petroleum transfer engineer!

B&N said...

"petroleum transfer engineer"

In at least one state, Oregon, you can't pump your own gas.

Alex said...

I dunno about this, Tam... "Merchant of Dinosaur Juice" doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "Merchant of Death".

Michael said...

No no, not "Merchant of Dinosaur Juice"

"Merchant of Dead Dinosaurs"

triticale said...

If her job title is cog, her job probably involves cogitating.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Merchant of dinosaur juice... merchant of death... same thing, just need a light :)

Cybrludite said...

If it is the sort of work that AD was implying, I would love to see the look on the face of the poor schmuck who tries to rob the joint...

DirtCrashr said...

Petrochemicals like...Starbucks?

Anonymous said...

Umm. Tam? I need a receipt reprint for pump 4. Someone forgot to replace the roll of receipt. Hope the same thing didn't happen in the restroom!

Anonymous said...

err....."receipt paper"

Ross said...

Two states, b&n - NJ protects the jobs of high school dropouts by telling people that they're not smart enough to pump their own gas... and enshrined it into law.

What do you expect from the state that has mandated that three years after the first "smart gun" hits the market that ONLY smart guns can be sold... unless you're a LEO, of course.

Ambulance Driver said...

"She couldn't pass up the opportunity to work every day handling a grease gun."

Ooooh ooooh! That's a whole new blog right there! A new grease gun every week!

You can call it "Valvoline and Rust." ;)