posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 12:44 PM
Struggling with a recent phone call from my companies HR department.
I live in the midwest US, and travel around the US for my job, which deals with pipelines and industrial instrumentation, pressure transmitters,
valves etc. It keeps me on the road for 3 weeks at a time, and then they fly me back home for a week for time off. It pays decent for my area (where
there isn't much of a job market) being on the road all the time gets old.
Anyways, long story short, my company is in the midst of sealing a five million dollar deal with an oil company in the middle east. The position would
be would be working with a Qatari oil company from 6 months to a year over there. There is an opportunity to bank a lot of money on this job, but I
Sitting in the desert for that long? Anyone ever been there? I haven't.
I'm glad they offered the opportunity, but I'm have tempted to tell them to find someone else for the position. I don't have any family, but road
life gets old. I like being home as much as anyone else.
So what do you think? Suck it up and do the 6-12 months in the desert or tell them to find someone else? What would you do?