As much as I dislike the type of work I have been doing for a while now. I know bloody freak well that it is still better then the all to often undependable private sector market right now. And every so often one or more of my co-workers harp on that if I want to be a Machinist why not go and get a Machinist job? I don't even bother re-re-re-RE-listing the lengthy list of reasons why. But out of curiosity I poked around the local Craigslist. Predictable was a number of jobs from one contract agency. There was one or two jobs that sounded very tempting though. Then there was this listing:https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ ... 93477.html
Okay now, a canning outfit looking for Machinist in Minnesota? Why not more local? And there was not real hard statement of exactly what the pay scale would be. The hours for work to be done were around for FIVE MONTHS. I don't know about anyone else, but at my age (mid 50's), I'd be either completely wasted, a raving lunatic or just plan dead. I looked up the location on Google maps, and there is literally NOTHING there!! No way to 'get out' and take a break for the job. Unless you enjoy a rather 'liquid' mental tripping out.
...I have a friend who did a season in Alaska. They flew him up there, dumped him in basically a prefab-shack-hotel with a community bathroom/shower area and expected him to work 16 hours a day. They provided two meals and that was that. They paid him once a month after deducting tools, uniform, and other expenses.
He said it was a brutal nasty job with very long hours and very poor conditions and it was not worth the pay.
I see these positions come up on Craigslist quite often... and we all know what a pillar of upright and integrityness Craigslist is. I used to order my hookers for murdering off of there, after all. Well that was before they changed the laws about that sort of thing.
Anyway. No way in hell you'd see me considering that sort of nonsensical seasonal-relocation job unless there was a very very generous up-front signing bonus.