posted on Jun, 15 2019 @ 11:35 PM
I'm sorry, but I'm not going to be PC...that's what they're called "Man-camps"
How many people have ever been to, or stayed in, one???
Earlier I wrote an OP about the oilfield, and many times oil/gas exploration fields have these encampments called "man-camps". It's a place where
people can stay, eat, shower and generally exist as the field is explored. Everyone works hard, and the rules in these camps are unbreakable.
However, many of the new ones are really pretty nice.
When I worked in the energy industry, we were mostly 'transients' so I never really got to stay in one, but I had some really close friends who were
roughkneckin' and supervisors who could stay in some of these places. Back then they were fairly simple, but they were a place you could get warm
and eat a meal, shower and had a bed. Some of the new man-camps are utterly luxurious!!
I've got a buddy of mine who works up on the North Slope fields. His company puts him up in one of these places, and, WOW...they're NICE!!
It's not like the old days! There's NO drinking, NO fighting...all those things will get you kicked out (and likely fired from your company). But,
inside they're nice. Really good food 24x7...hot food even. Cooked to order. You can get ice cream even. There's good mud rooms to take off your
S# and hose it down. The rooms are nice. It's quiet. There's even girls!! They're nice, but there's no fraternization allowed though, they're
mostly engineers. These are really nice places, very professional.
They have buses which take workers out to the various rigs each day. Everything is paid for. All you have to do is get up in the morning and
My how times have changed!!!
Now, even the transient guys can pull up and park, pay a fee, and come in and eat. Have to behave though, else they'll throw your ass out!
Never thought I'd see the business be a subdued and "nice" business! (Maybe it's not really, but I'm just looking from afar in the aviation