World Oilfield Forum
Hi , I don't have working experience in oil & gas sector ,but soon I'll finish college for petroleum engineer so it's an important decision.
I'm thinking of getting one tattoo on the side of my neck, but I've heard that getting some jobs it isn't possible if it is on some visible place . (they deny you with stuff that it is against company politics etc ..)
But however I've heard and saw lot of people have it and work on rig. Is tattoo crucial for not getting job on job interview if there is a lot of potential workers with similar qualifications?
If not for working on rig, does it matter for some other oil-work job? So I'm interested what is your opinion, experience ? Thanks for your answers!
This is true to most extent... For most part when and if i go in for an interview I do wear long sleeve shirts, just because I want them to see me for what I am and not what I seem to appear to some individuals...
Those HR guys are college graduates that have no clue how to hire roughnecks or the qualities it takes for some one to make it and thrive in the patch....Now I understand what there trying to do for there company, but in my opinion finding good hard manual labor workers that enjoys there job is different then hiring some one for a office job....
Prime example is myself.... I have failed to land a job going to a interview with any HR... The only way I got on was through word of mouth and people I have worked for and with in the past, and I promise you this that if you asked any one I have worked with that they will tell you I am one of the best hands they worked with, for or had...
Id say get them were you can cover them up I have a few and Ive always kept it in mind that not every one is open minded even on a rig plus think about how you will look when you get old !! I see these lil thug wannabes covered with ink and think man when hes old he will look like s**t . plus some ink seen by some people can get you killed !! esp gang biker or hate group ones !! remember its like a bad STD its with you for life !!