Ok, I understand your situation, but let me tell you a bit about mine. Yours is much more physically demanding where mine is not at all. BUT, you don't have to spend 8 hours a day kissing ass to snobbish hotel tourists that feel you are the scum of life. I have to go up and plunge their turds down the toilet when they produce some massive size bowel movements. I have to tell these people that I am at their service at all times of the day. My manager expects me to cover the front desk, handle maintanence issues, kiss ass, and still do all this pedley crap. There is so much more that I have to deal with. I do say your job is probably more of a pain in the ass cuz oil fields are hell to work at, but atleast the pay is good. I get a crappy 10 bucks an hour. AUGH! On a side note, why is it that when you make more money good ole Uncle Sam takes out even more money to just make it so you are making just as much money as before. OH well the government is a bitch....i feel better now! later.