I found a company where they give you a simple math test just to see your math ability. This test is so simple that a high school graduate can score 100% with no sweat.
If you pass the exam they put you in a 7 weeks training program where they teach you PHDwin and Aries and advanced excel.
Couple of my friends finished this training, all they have to do is, work for this company for 200 hours for $35/hr. Per the signed contract, you are not supposed to work for any other company within the next 6 months but only for them.
What they do is, they send you to oil companies as a contractor for a while and if you are good, then you might be hired for full time. Company officials even mentioned about international assignments where you become an expat and can double/triple your salary.
So I did not believe these stories, afterall I know how high the unemployment rate is and it just sounded bogus to me. Seeing my suspicion growing and ridiculing this training program, this friend of mine introduced me to an investor from Dallas who happened to hire these technicians in the past.
Here is the conversation I had;
Me: Why are you guys paying so much money for someone with only 7 weeks training and no degree?????
Investor: $35/hr is for starters,I remember paying $300/hr for experienced technicians.
Me: what? This is absurd.
Him: It is not absurd. I am relying on these people who are responsible of calculating and measuring with extreme accuracy if I can make money on certain oil fields. $300/hr is nothing compare to how much I can make from those oil fields.
Me: Yeah but, there are so many unemployed people and yet these training companies are not looted, something does not make sense.
Him: Well, I don't think someone with good math skills will ever get unemployed in this country.
Me: I will not be able to sleep ever. Thanks...
so then I called a geotechnician recruiter and she claims she knows experienced people with no degree in the industry making over $160K full time.
Can someone knowledgeable about the matter, shed some light on this before I lose my mnd?