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Tengiz - what's it really like there? Anyone know for sure?

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am not in the tcvo, or rv or shanrak, in a camp away frm them, ccc

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You guys need to find out for yourselves and be discreet about it. You seem kind of stupid already from the looks of your posts and like the types who would blow the whole thing. Never mind if you don't have the skill, contacts, ingenuity and discretion to pull it off on your own without someone else holding your hand like a little baby. You also seem like the types who will get blackmailed & played for every cent you have. Be careful If you don't know what you're doing or are unsure, better off leaving it alone.

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well thats put me off gettin one

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i am here now on c.c.c tengiz, tell me how i get that action

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realy??? whr u based in the c.c.c camp tengiz??? nd how would you get a prossie in

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Stay in your room are you kidding? They will do much more than that. You will have a night that you will not believe and every night. Very tight, young talented beautiful shapely spinners. They will smoke your joint and turn you every which way but loose. I know from personal experience.

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are the workers in ccc camp tengiz allowed women visitors to stay in their rooms even if they are not employed by ccc

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are the men in t.c.o allowed to have the kazak women stay with them on camp

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What's it really like in Tengiz ? I might go there to work if it's not too dumpy since the money is good I can handle the long days.

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If you are successful and fine, then I know a way we can teach your husband a lesson... If you catch my drift.

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Haaa! That's great! Well I reread my post and I sound pathetic! Actually I own my own business and am quite successful .... I got on here last week to check out info on Tengiz and what it was like for others. I had stumbled across this site a few months ago during the massive layoff period to see what some Chevron workers where saying about the company layoffs at that time. i am fine

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Shouldn't you be making sandwiches or doing something else worthwhile instead of posting here?

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My husband went to work in Tengiz a few months ago. He had worked out of the country elsewhere before Tengiz. Not being laid off was a blessing. The shift that our marriage has taken has been awful. It's been different since he has been there then where he was before. The stunning beautiful young woman ..... I cannot compete with.

I know this is a layoff job forum.

I am an accomplished woman who is attractive and kind. I am not the jealous type at all ..... this job situation has really taken me for a loop as far as what goes on there with the woman. I am standing strong with my self esteem and my own self worth and security. My husband is closed mouth about the woman there. I have brought it up more than once.....I am not an idiot .... ha!

I really am not whining or feeling sorry for myself over these woman and my husband .... he is a grown man he will do what he wants to do it's not the womans' fault. I am just writing to make the point that I don't believe wives are closed off to what happens over there or what could happen and it's a true test of a marriage really no matter where their husband works but moreso I think there in Tengiz where the woman are just drop dead gourgous and before someone writes back that I need to talk to a counselor..... I already have been getting support. My husband has not reassured me very well of any at all.

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This thread has been an interesting read considering it started out with a question> "Tengiz - what's it really like there? Anyone know for sure?"

Sounds to me like an operation with lots varied character and a business structure that could use some re-tuning!

It doesn't take a post-doctorate in human psychology to see that the real issue here is what now days is termed PTSD (post trauma stress disorder) or more simplistically, transferred aggression. It seems pretty clear that a lot of folks have lost a sense of control over things in their worlds and consequently are looking for a chance to bite out and control something (including this blog page) or someone (each other).

In as much as this blog site is an open forum, it does offer some sort of twisted therapy as long as folks can find a positive outlet with it. Even venting has its benefits. However, I would suggest that reading this for factual information is like trying to manage a stock portfolio by reading the National Enquirer.

Don't be too surprised if you see similar acting out by those left with a job as they struggle to do more work with less, come to grips with lost colleagues and ponder whether they made a wise decision to not EOI themselves.

Attack me too if you feel its important to you, but now might be a good time to close this blog line down and for all to move. I sure hope the originator of the question feels like he received a satisfactory response to his query.

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, It is evident that you have a bit of an ego problem there and high level of insecurity with your own masculinity. It's obvious based on the focus of all of your posts. Get over yourself dude. This is a layoffs forum, No one cares about your personal issues here. Find a therapist when you get a chance, it may do you some good.

Have a nice day.

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In answer to the previous post (original ref GRox46T-hgl) I too am disappointed and annoyed that some people are maligning the girls in Kazakhstan. Yes there are many stunning and beautiful girls, but from what I have seen only a very small proportion make themselves 'available' to the expats.....I know of some terrible consequences for the expats who have taken advantage of what is put in front of them, but I also know of some very successful marriages/ relationships. I suggest the people who have been maligning these girls take a look around them when they get back to the USA / UK or wherever they are from and look at the millionaires / celebrity's / footballers....do you see many with plain looking girls...no most are stunning.....same issue, a small number of girls wherever you are in the world will take advantage of men with plenty of money, but to paint them all with the same brush is narrow minded.

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This [email protected] responding to the narrow-minded individual(s) who have such a negative opinion of the women in Kazakhstan. Assuming you are still an employee of CVX seconded to TCO or a contractor representing same....with that attitude, your fate will find you soon enough, so I don't really have to worry about who would win the asskicking contest.

Remember your bravado when you find yourself all chest-puffed and fixing to get you asswhipped by some of the MEN of Kazakhstan (Kazakh or Kazakhstani). And if you think you're so spot on with your macho philosophy, I suggest you take it to the corner office in TCOV A4 and speak with Mr. Enk or Mr. Booth to get their opinion.

Have a Nice Day!

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In answer to GRox46T-2agq - I am not a moron by referring to the people of Kazakstan as Kazakstanis, this is their official and correct name.... I had to produce reports that were intended for Governmental officials and we were advised loud and clear that although 'Kazakhs' is commonly used it is not the official / correct term and we were instructed never to refer to the people of Kazakstan as Kazakhs in any official reports...please note the official advice as follows

.....The word Kazakh is often used exclusively for the Turkic ethnic group, while Kazakhstani can be used to refer to all citizens of Kazakhstan........

FYI I have spent many years in Kazakhstan

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2mhu, and the Kazakh women to boot?

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Big bucks! 60% Premium. All tax protected. 2 R&Rs worth at least 15000 each for a family of 4. Fully Furnished mansion-like houses. Talk about great life while people are fighting for survival in the USA.

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First of all, anyone who refers to the natives as Kazakstanis has never spent much time in country. They are Kazakhs, moron. Second who the hell does Captain Save a Ho think he's fooling? Those "daughters " of yours would give it up in a second if they thought it would benefit them.

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Yea, yea sure you will, both of you. It's easy enough to talk smack when you are hiding behind a keyboard. I don't appreciate the unwarranted references to a couple of business units/areas that don't have anything to do with Tengiz. Seems like a low-blow from a butthurt loser with a deadbeat position.

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, You are a Bigoted JackASS bully and have no business preaching your twisted archaic morality on others on this forum. If you try that with me I would not hesitate to crush your filthy preaching single-celled skull, and I can assure you I am prepared and ready to do it. You keep your closed-minded nut-job religious beliefs to yourself and expect others to do the same, or YOU will be the first one to get your stupid ignorant A$$ kicked and I would be happy to volunteer to do it.

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Third world country, but not third world people.

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This site is entitled "layoffs" for a reason, you have a job get off!!

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Don't let 's rebuke dissuade you. He is butthurt because his white-knight antics never got him laid...

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I agree 100% with the previous person. The Kazakhstanis are gentle, warm and friendly people...they are proud of their country and bear no grudges against some of the inequality they endured / witnessed during Soviet times. Ignore any suggestion/ advice that it is a dangerous place....any incidents were, in my opinion, due to too much alcohol....walking through dark quiet areas in the early hours......winding up the local guys by having a young local girl on your arm...flashing your cash / Rolex etc etc...I have always felt safe in Kazakhstan, but as with anywhere in the world use your common sense and avoid certain areas at night as you would in your home town in the USA / UK etc etc..

Tengiz itself is OK, accommodation is clean and comfortable....food is OK but can be pretty repetitive and seems to go through periods where the quality is not so good. Very strict rules on alcohol, if you appear to be over the limit at any time of the day or night you will be breathalysed, if you are breathalysed outside working hours and fail, you will be breathalysed at the start of the next work day...if you fail again you will be instantly dismissed.

Senior Chevron Management on FGP at Tengiz are about the worst I have come across...treat their staff as though they are all teenage delinquents...decision making is bizarre, often behind closed doors without the people with the relevant knowledge being invited to participate. B2B's (back to backs) having totally different ideas and direction...then blame their subordinates for not following their direction / orders even though their B2B changed direction and instructed differently during their shifts. Never come across such a top heavy management structure.....the number of tiers of management is unbelievable. 'Jobs for the Boys' is very evident with certain Senior Chevron Managers surrounding themselves by 'Yes men' from previous projects at the expense of some good, well experienced guys...some of the 'New Blood' on the project are pretty incompetent.....a real shame as most of the project team are a credit to the industry, but due to a small number of Senior Managers the morale has been rock bottom for some time...not helped by the current budgetary constraints. In these times of austerity it is staggering the millions of dollars that are wasted each and every month due to stupid / ill informed decision making.....TCO are being screwed by contractors, but don't dare point this out to the aforementioned certain Chevron Managers if you want to keep your job...just keep quiet and count to ten.

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Re: Poster 's comment.

I hate to stereotype, but sounds like a comment from an RDH from Pascagoula or GOMBU and a Borat fan. But since stereotyping is your tact, have a dose of this.

The people of Kazakhstan are genuinely wonderful group of people. Yes there are a large population of very beautiful and young women in Tengiz (and the entry city of Atyrau). To suggest they are going to be interested in marrying or blackmailing an expat is really in bad taste. Sounds like you couldn't keep you little head from doing the thinking while you were there.

To the originator of the question (I assume you have been fortunate enough to get a new position there), hash weather both winter and summer, isolation (but complete access to home country via Internet and phone system, long commutes, food is not the best health wise, but you will not lose wt because of it. Base Operations and MCPs have grossly different approaches to work.

Back to 's description (w/ a rebuttal). If you go there with the attitude that you are a representative of Chevron, you're there to do a job and not try to screw every lady in your staff, you don't drink excessively and you treat the host country with respect, you'll do fine. If you're single, a Kazakh would make a wonderful and loving wife, but go into it with that in mind vs. a bed partner.

BTW...I just repatriated from Tengiz and consider many of the ladies there my adopted daughters. Treat them with respect or I will figure out who you are and do my best to kick your ass

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Lots of hot women who will try to get you to marry them, or blackmail you if you are already married.

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Long long days kind of dumpy but the money is good

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