posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 11:47 AM
Originally posted by Ireminisce
Originally posted by boncho
I feel sorry for their PR team.
I feel sorry for their families. My husband, my dad, and my brother all work on oil rigs.
My comment was bordering sarcasm. In fact you point out something about the incident which has far greater reaching implications. The people on the
front lines who may (or have) become victims of an incident because of lax safety guidelines, regulations or training; equipment malfunction, etc.
These people of course are the ones with the greatest to lose, (their lives), and by no means was I minimizing their part in the affair.
On the other hand, PR people are humans as well, and they have nothing to do with a companies operations besides their public footprint. They have to
represent a company that no matter what, will not be able to simply spin their image into something palatable by the public. Of course, their plight
is nothing compared to the people that were actually on the rig. And out of the story, no one to really give a thought about.
Boncho was just trying to make a funny.
Best regards to your family on the rigs doing actual work and taking the brunt of the risks.
And also, thoughts to families that have lost their love ones in this accident.