| Money Talk|| re: Best car for ~25k. What would you get? - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 9:06 pm|
If you have the money to pay a little more for maintenance, you may be able to get a VW Passat TDI for that price. They started at 27 when we bought, but you can probably work them down. The fuel savings is incredible and they're very well regarded cars. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Grey suit, brown shoes... Shirt and tie color? - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 8:53 pm|
I hate black shoes unless I'm in a black or charcoal suit.
I don't own t-shirts to wear in public. I have shirts to wear around the house for yard work and fishing. But other than that, its a collared shirt or button down. Not trying to be pretentious, I just don't ever buy t-shirts. I get told ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Grey suit, brown shoes... Shirt and tie color? - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 8:40 pm|
I agree that brown is more informal, but hell, most people don't even own truly formal clothes anymore. We've gone from a society that a janitor used to wear a tie everyday, to one that wearing a collared shirt tucked into your jeans will make you look dressy at the grocery store. Most weddings, ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: BOAT SOAP? - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 8:15 pm|
It will also burn the crap out of your hands. Stuff is strong. But it works when you need to get that yellow line off. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Grey suit, brown shoes... Shirt and tie color? - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 8:13 pm|
I will not be caught in a navy suit with black shoes. Brown all the way for me in that case. Personal preference. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: BOAT SOAP? - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 7:32 pm|
Starbrite hull cleaner on the outside. 3m wax. 3m is really easy to apply. I was told to hit it with the liquid car wax at the car wash every time I clean it to keep the wax job going strong. Only done it twice so I don't know if it helps. I've always used soft scrub on the deck surfaces to get bl...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Grey suit, brown shoes... Shirt and tie color? - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 6:52 pm|
I would say pleats and classic fit shirts are acceptable. They may not be the latest, most up to date style, but they still work. They are timeless and will last longer than a lot of the shite people wear right now. That doesn't mean that I don't wear flat front pants or the other stuff considered in...
| Money Talk|| re: Interviewing with Halliburton for a Field Engineer position - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 5:46 pm|
Duncan OK? That's going to be an R&D position most likely, not a field job. I would see if there are opportunities in Texas before Duncan. I've heard Duncan is not the most interesting place to be in the world. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Grey suit, brown shoes... Shirt and tie color? - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 5:39 pm|
It's going to be 70 degrees here this weekend. I don't care if its early March, its spring. I wouldn't wear a dark wool suit to a wedding in Hawaii just because it was December. It's all about the time of the year for the location you are. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Interviewing with Halliburton for a Field Engineer position - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 5:31 pm|
You know the name of the person that interviewed you?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Grey suit, brown shoes... Shirt and tie color? - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 5:27 pm|
I like the peach colored shirt now that spring is pretty much here. I only wear light colored solid shirts with a suit. Mostly white, some light blue, peach, etc. Depends on how formal it is. Picking a tie is just so much easier with white or light blue.
And I don't wear black shoes unless I ha...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Dumb drunk online purchases - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 2:29 pm|
Used to know a guy that was a blackout drunk QVC shopper. I was told he once woke up to a UPS guy delivering him a box of swords and knives that he had no idea he bought :lol:...
| Money Talk|| re: Interviewing with Halliburton for a Field Engineer position - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 1:55 pm|
[quote]Field engineer will probably be 90% field work or more.[/quote]
Not in Halliburton Completions. Most of the work is done at the facility. You really aren't a traditional "field engineer". Frac Engineers, Wireline Engineers, Cementing Engineers, etc. spend a lot of time in the field and ...
| Money Talk|| re: Interviewing with Halliburton for a Field Engineer position - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 10:51 am|
Schedule for field personnel is pretty shitty. TONS of money, but terrible schedule. You just never know when you'll go and how long it will be. For a field engineer (totally different), it's not bad though. I went on jobs for the first year. After that, it was all office work. And like I said...
| Money Talk|| re: Interviewing with Halliburton for a Field Engineer position - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 9:19 am|
You're going to be interviewing for a well completion position from what it sounds like. You're not going to know anything about what they do. I know I didn't. Not a big deal. The whole system is based around learning the product your first few years. Having any oilfield knowledge is helpful th...
| Money Talk|| re: Interviewing with Halliburton for a Field Engineer position - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 8:57 am|
Pretty sure I know the guy. He doesn't have a traditional engineering degree either if it's him. He has an Industrial Technology degree or something like that from ULL. Halliburton likes to hire guys who are smart engineer types, but also like to get dirty and turn wrenches. If you are willing t...
| Money Talk|| re: Electrical Engineering - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 7:34 am|
O&G engineers can easily make over 100k after a few years. You will most likely move out of engineering and in to an operations role (high stress) to make that money, but if you have the degree, the oppurtunity is there. I make very, very close to 100k base salary after 3.5 years. With bonuses a...
| Money Talk|| re: Interviewing with Halliburton for a Field Engineer position - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 7:08 am|
When are you interviewing and where? I may know the guy doing the interview. Used to have 2 interviews. First was regular on campus. Then if you got invited to the second, they would take you on a tour of the facilities. Didn't really interview you, just explained the oppurtunities and got to kn...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Embarrassing/Funny Parent Stories what you got? Here's mine - KG6 on 3/7/14 at 6:53 am|
Most embarassing thing about my dad is that he has absolutely no idea how to dress like an adult. He would wear jogging pants and a T-shirt everyday if you let him. He is the guy that buys the crappy shirts and hats that you see in gift shops on vacation. Everything is super bright colors and he ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: FFL - KG6 on 3/6/14 at 11:04 am|
The FFL has to do the background check. They ship it to your local FFL, and you go to him to get the background check done. That's what you're paying for....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Lent, what y'all giving up? - KG6 on 3/4/14 at 5:18 pm|
My wife's pregnant, so I'm going to only eat and drink what she's able to eat and drink. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best dress watch under $500? - KG6 on 3/4/14 at 4:07 pm|
I don't have anything against the style of any of those seiko watches, but I wouldn't consider any of them "dressy". ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Recommend a trolling motor/fuel storage, EDIT: engine mounted trolling motor - KG6 on 3/4/14 at 2:33 pm|
My cousin had two mounted on his boat to troll baits when tarpon fishing. We made a run out to west delta and the props sheared off. I'd personally never mount them on my motors after than experience. They were brand new. I would look at getting a bracket made that you could flip them up to pick...
| Money Talk|| re: Oil, Chemical or Steel--best internships or entry level ME jobs? - KG6 on 3/3/14 at 11:50 pm|
This is unrealistic for a mechanical.
I'm an ME that graduated within the last 5 years. It is unlikely, but those jobs do exist. As an ME, you will need an internship to pull that kind of money. You will most likely be doing PETE work, but you can make that money. I had a sub ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Samsung Mega phone.... - KG6 on 3/3/14 at 9:03 am|
I've got the S4 and personally don't think I could handle bigger. Would annoy the crap out of me to have to carry something that bulky. I can see how someone would have the Note, but couldn't do it myself. I have no idea how someone could carry something bigger than the Note, unless you had a purse....
| Money Talk|| re: Oil, Chemical or Steel--best internships or entry level ME jobs? - KG6 on 3/1/14 at 8:50 pm|
Not familiar with the other industries, but an internship at a major oil company is a must if you are looking fir that 80-90k out of school salary. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Dallas Posters - KG6 on 2/26/14 at 5:51 pm|
Addison is really nice from the several times I've stayed there. Plenty of resaurants and things like that. But Uptown is where I'd want to live as a young person.
And like others have said, Dallas has a different social scene. There was a guy who worked for our company driving a Ferrari and s...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Shallow Water Bay Boats - KG6 on 2/25/14 at 4:13 pm|
Pretty much. What I don't like about my current boat and even Majek, is that it's pretty much a decked over boat. I like the Haynie Z21 as well, but I'm not familiar with it.
Looking used. Shooting for under $40k....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Shallow Water Bay Boats - KG6 on 2/25/14 at 3:44 pm|
I don't really need to get in 5" of water. I never really have anyone to poll and a trolling motor doesn't do much good it that. So I don't have to be as shallow as the Banshee.
I would love a Majek, but the ones I've seen really don't have the storage I would like and they really aren't much ...
| Outdoor Board|| Shallow Water Bay Boats - KG6 on 2/25/14 at 2:20 pm|
I currently have a small flats boat, but it looks like I'll be getting rid of it at the end of the year due to moving and having a kid at the same time. I plan to buy another boat in a few years. I like fishing in the marsh, but with kids, I think it will be better to get a little larger bay boat....