- February 12, 2014 - 10:33
I am a female who has worked offshore now for eight years, and yes, it is hard to be away from my husband and child....but the majority of men offshore are fathers, as well, and they make it happen, so why can't a mother? You must have a supportive spouse and a good family network. Your child will get used to it....I've taken polls on the boat, and not one of us has raised a parent-deprived-mass-murderer--not one!! I love working offshore and would recommend it to any person - male or female - as long as they had a solid work ethic, a high bullshit tolerance, and a good sense of humour.
- Colleen Williams
- December 23, 2013 - 20:27
I have worked several jobs with men and have not had a problem with it. I prefer working with men.
- January 15, 2013 - 15:38
Good pay lures everyone offshore. Workplace equity rules lures more women. There's no gender-specific predispostion for greed (for lack of a better word), is there?
- January 11, 2013 - 08:02
I'm lucky to be one of the women in the trades in NL.....It's great to be welcomed in board...Wasn't always that way..Just let the guys know from the get go,your not going to tolerate any bull.... from them.no need to be harsh unless they try to push to hard.Any woman who would like to try it ,I say go for it you have nothing to lose...,only so many things to gain...
- May 09, 2013 - 15:23
So Kim, how did you get your offshore job , I have been trying for a while now with no job, I am certified occupational safety specialist, mmd document, twic .So help another women get out there, I work offshore about 20 years ago and it was hard work but it also was fun and the best job I ever had.