Lies You Hear in the Oil and Gas Industry

1. You will be met at the airport.

2. The workscope is “frozen”.

3. Safety is our priority.

4. It is important that you share your career aspirations with your management.

5. FEED is complete.

6. Everything is taken care of so you will be able to concentrate on your work.

7. This chap is good, he knows what he’s doing.

8. HR will address the issue.

9. There is “fat” in the budget.

10. This job is urgent.

11. This document has been checked.

12. It was finalised during the meeting.

13. I’m very busy.

14. This is the procedure we use.

15. The living allowances are reviewed regularly.

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4 Responses to Lies You Hear in the Oil and Gas Industry

  1. 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12 & 13 are fairly standard lies even away from the lairs of the petro-baron consensus.

  2. Chris says:

    No 15 is true.
    The HR and managers go on an away week to some exotic local (Bermuda or similar, sometimes an interesting city) all expensives paid for them and their families once a year. The decision is always to keep them the same or reduce them

  3. Alexei K. says:

    If only they were limited to O&G!

  4. dearieme says:

    Truth I heard in the petrochemicals industry: I am putting this at the top of your priority list.

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