Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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RE: Why do the minorty thinks the majority is wrong
Honestly Brian, I don't know. I haven't worked in the oil bidness in nearly 30 years and haven't had serious contacts in 20. It did not sustain the expansion of the 1970's into the 1980's (when I went bust, like thousands of others). But I still got calls occasionally into the 1990's from people looking for employees with my KS&E. I do have enough contacts still that I could get a job in a week at a considerable salary increase. But I have moved on, even though I am careful to maintain good relations with former colleagues--ya never know.....
In five years my youngest will move out. Mrs. Botnst and I will have no debts, no obligations, and a comfortable (not extravagant) retirement in-hand if we want it. We've discussed taking one more dip in the oil pool. Both of us loved the rush and intensity of oil. If you haven't done it, I'm sorry for you. it will be gone in our lifetimes (not the oil, the raw speculation).
BTW, one of my subordinates just had a well come in on her land in south LA. $6K for her first quarter check. She's on a straight salary of about $40K (not including overhead) so an extra $6K/quarter is a nice piece of change. Her aunt got $60K/quarter from the same prospect. That's a consequence of division of heirship. I'd sure like to pass along a legacy like that to my kids.