the company i am working for is currently implementing drastic measures. i have heard rumors of three more rigs going down after two were stacked out then most likely this is possible. weeks ago, my manager asked for the list of personnel on our rig and i asked him if the main office is trying to layoff hands again. he replied that the office have this thing they named as the ‘head count reduction project’ – on which the words speaks out for itself.
so now, every rig hand is feeling threatened again of losing their jobs especially the t.c.n.’s (third country nationals – that is how we are ‘classified’ in here if you are of filipino or of indian nationality). a few months ago they laid off a few of my co-workers and it is really not a situation one wants to be in.