Job security

Regarding Steven Poruban's article (OGJ, Sept. 24, 2001, p. 22), I wonder if Mr. Poruban was employed in the oil and gas industry in the early 1980s? If he were, he would understand how inane his article and comments are. Nearly 1 million people lost their oil industry jobs during the last 2 decades. They could easily tell Mr. Poruban why the industry has trouble attracting and keeping technical people. Today is no different from 1983, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1996, 1998, etc.Last week, I was in Houston visiting a friend. Another company has just bought his employer. He worries that he will lose his job for the sixth time in less than 20 years. Working for a small company or as an independen...

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