Originally Posted by Tadao
My friend used to do the fishing thing in Alaska and pay off huge amounts of bills. You just can't drink. Booze costs 20 times more and will eat away your whole check.
The great thing about where I live is that I don't have to go as far as Alaska, and booze costs the same pretty much everywhere in the province. A number of the guys who do the oil field thing get into drugs, though. It's seriously a problem of young guys having more money than they know what to do with, a lot of the time.
As a direct result of the oil thing, the province's economy is pretty good, so there are plenty of jobs that don't require moving--it's just a matter of finding one that won't make me want to blow my head off.