A first person account:
I saw some pick-up trucks today in the dollar store parking lot, they had Alabama plates. They had stickers on the back windows that announced the Rig the guys worked on. It was RIG 80. When a rig moves the number goes with it. So do the men. (haven’t seen any female roughnecks yet)
The trucks had stickers on them that said things like “roughneck” “oilfield trash” “trucks are just like a wives, if it ain’t yours, don’t touch it!”
I also met a young guy from Texas yesterday who was starting a job on a rig in West Auburn.(PA) He was living out of his truck. He came up here for the work. He told me that he got the job because someone else was fired due to drug use. He said he would be on site for two weeks straight and they would not let him away from the site during that time, to cut down on drinking off site and partying.
So much for all those new “local” jobs drilling would bring to the area.