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Christina and all,We are not working an oilfield gatekeeping job - nope, no way, no how!Although I have never been a oilfield gatekeeper, I have visited oilfields in my previous career. Those assignments typically do not have hookups and are dirty, dusty, noisy, etc. The gatekeeper team must have one person on site 24/7. While working is not a problem, these oilfield jobs can be very, very busy and did I mention noisy?The locations are very remote and I would be concerned about damage to my rig getting to/setting up at the location. True, there may be a "good" one out there, but I'm not going lookin' for it!Cheers!
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Tom,Thanks for the good report. I for one would be interested in any info you could provide. We are seriously considering trying this during the winter months. Thanks,Phil
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I went back and read ALL the posts previously made on this topic. I must say that I am amazed and surprised at some of the responses. I also worked in and around the oil field for 17 years; not as a roughneck but as an engineer. Oil field workers have had to change 'big time' in order to work for politically correct drilling and oil companies these days. The people here are very hard workers, NOT allowed to drink, or 'cuss', or smoke anywhere around the rig. We have almost completed 2 different sites now (total of 6 wells drilled) and not had any problems.
Looking at the "What If's?"
In S. Texas we had some of them illegal immigrants come close to us asking for food and water. Now, this is a personal preference on whether you choose to help them out or not, but they will NOT approach you or your RV or even come into the gate you are guarding. It is your option to call the Border Patrol or throw some food and drink their way or just say no, and tell them to be on their way.
My wife had a kidney stone on day 2 of this encampment. Took her to local hospital (town of 6500) ER room where they did a CatScan and found the stone. They treated her with pain meds, etc. Anyways, even small towns have decent medical care and larger cities are nearby. Also, just FYI, there are more police in and along the border, per capita, than anywhere else in this country. Want to feel safe? Work in S. Texas....LOL.
We are current Gate Guards so if you would like to know how things are NOW, TODAY, then feel free to ask. A lot of changes have come about since the posts of almost a year ago.
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Well, since we have to have a Noncommissioned Security Officer license to do this I guess gate security is what they want to call it. We had to learn to 'observe' anything out of the ordinary, deal with maybe an unruly rig hand, or just log people in or out. They can call us whatever they want provided they send a paycheck on time...LOL.
What company are you working for and where would this 'relief' area be located?
tworootless wrote:For us getting a 1099 is the deal breaker. Just don't need the hassle of being self-employed.
For us getting a 1099 is the deal breaker. Just don't need the hassle of being self-employed.
Well, for us I prefer the 1099. I put a little aside in savings to pay taxes if needed. We find ourselves being in a lower tax bracket with all of the expenses you can legally write off, so why let the gov't. hold my money and issue a refund. I send them a small check and they just 'go away' until next year.
It's only another line on your tax form, there's no hassle.
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WOW, I have been looking for this info for awhile.....sent you an email Tom.
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buy law you only pay income tax in your domicile state, where you earned it has knothing to do with it. whether or not you were a 1099 or a regular emplyee.
gatekeeper wrote:buy law you only pay income tax in your domicile state, where you earned it has knothing to do with it. whether or not you were a 1099 or a regular emplyee.
Are you sure about that?
the irs judge shure was!
Racerguy wrote:gatekeeper wrote:buy law you only pay income tax in your domicile state, where you earned it has knothing to do with it. whether or not you were a 1099 or a regular emplyee. Are you sure about that?
Having worked in a number of states and made substantial income in those states, our experience is this...
Your federal income tax is your federal income tax period -- regardless of state.
You MAY be required to pay state income tax on income earned in a state you work in. It seems to depend on the amount of money earned and the amount of time you are in the state. Generally it is not a large $ amount of taxes and we don't worry much about it. It's one more form to fill out and not that big of a deal. It's actually a bit easier with a 1099 because we can often show minimal actual earnings from that state after expenses. With a W2 income tax for that state is withheld and you have to file a state return to get that money back.
In our experience you are not required to pay state income taxes on $ not earned in that state just because you happened to be there or earn some other income there.
Have to agree with CKerr on this one. We have earned plenty of out-of-state income and its a hassle when they issue a W-2....a 1099 is still our preference.
and note to Self....stay in Texas where they is NO state income tax period.
Thanks to all for clearing up my confusion( a constant state of mind any more)
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the problem was not that we had earned in az, it's it was our domisile. but you'll find that all states with income tax are the same. whether or not you know it you are the property of one of the 50 states. that state has a legal right to your every thing!
i just found another blog on gate keeping , guarding . email@example.com its very up beet regarding iol field gate work. iknow if your thinking about gate guard jobs you'll be glad you checked this one out
gatekeeper wrote:i just found another blog on gate keeping , guarding . firstname.lastname@example.org its very up beet regarding iol field gate work. iknow if your thinking about gate guard jobs you'll be glad you checked this one out-- Edited by gatekeeper on Monday 29th of August 2011 07:08:54 PM
-- Edited by gatekeeper on Monday 29th of August 2011 07:08:54 PM
It seems to be a bad link. I even tried copy and paste into another browser and got nothing.
Maybe it's just me, but you might check it out.
We have been gate guarding since Dec in Texas. Debbie just posted an informational post hereThere are links to all the other gate guards we've met since we started.
Texas TomT wrote:TheForkInTheRoad wrote:We have been gate guarding since Dec in Texas. Debbie just posted an informational post hereThere are links to all the other gate guards we've met since we started.-- Edited by TheForkInTheRoad on Wednesday 31st of August 2011 09:31:00 AM Your link requires a Wordpress UN & PW and I relly don't want to register with them. Any other way to get to the site? thanks
TheForkInTheRoad wrote:We have been gate guarding since Dec in Texas. Debbie just posted an informational post hereThere are links to all the other gate guards we've met since we started.-- Edited by TheForkInTheRoad on Wednesday 31st of August 2011 09:31:00 AM
-- Edited by TheForkInTheRoad on Wednesday 31st of August 2011 09:31:00 AM
Your link requires a Wordpress UN & PW and I relly don't want to register with them. Any other way to get to the site? thanks
Use the link I posted earlier...
I tried to pull up a website for LOMA and Gate Guarding but I couldn't get them to work . I am computer challenged for sure. I also want to know if any co. are hiring singles for these jobs.I am retired,have the fifth wheel ,don't think the remote part would bother me( not sure about snakes). Also someone posted " FHU" ,I have no idea what this means ,sorry for being such a pain.
FHU stands for full hookup...electric, water and sewer. You are not a pain...just curious.
There are several co. listed in the posts. I have recently been in contact with Timekeepers Inc about single postions and found them easy to talk to and very informative. I personally have not heard about anyone furnishing a place to stay but I'm very new to this so I can't comment. There is a phone # on Texas Tom Ts post for Sue ,thats who I talked too, I would say call her to get the straight scoop. Best of luck!!