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A petro chemical job in Louisiana is more profitable than a job in Florida.
Petrochemists at BP’s Louisiana headquarters are making up to $3,500 per day, plus $200 per hour for any overtime.
They’re also required to have at least a four-year experience in petro chemicals, plus two years as a lab technician.
That’s on top of the $6.5 million in pay that BP has already agreed to give each of the 1,000 employees in the Louisiana facility.
But it’s not enough to pay the bills.
To put the Louisiana plant in context, a similar job in Alabama, with more than 2,000 BP employees, pays a minimum of $22,000 per year.
That is only one-fifth of the Louisiana pay.
And in the oil industry, where many petro businesses have a long history, the pay is generally less than one-third of the federal minimum wage.
BP has set up a separate company for petro chemists in Texas and Mississippi, to help with expenses like salaries and bonuses.
But for some, it’s too little too late.
The company that’s managing BP’s petrobusiness in Louisiana says the Louisiana position is worth more than $10 million.
“BP’s Louisiana position and the petro business in Louisiana are very different,” said Kevin Gorman, president of the state’s petroleum division.
“We’re not in the same business.
We’re not a petro plant.
And the petrol business is very small compared to the petrocos.”
Bryan Gorman of the Mississippi Petroleum Division says that while the Louisiana job is attractive, it also has a cost.
A petro company in Louisiana pays a lot less than the petco-company, and the paychecks are usually smaller, Gorman said.
And there’s no overtime.
Gorman, who has a background in petrol refining, said the job has a high turnover rate.
“It’s like having a full-time salesperson who works five days a week and then gets sick, or a salesperson with one accident every year,” Gorman told CNN.
“The employee is always getting fired.”
But he also noted that the Louisiana salary isn’t much different than that of the pet co-worker.
It’s just that BP can’t pay the Louisiana workers.
Gorman estimates that the company pays about $2,000 a day in overtime, and $1,500 in base pay.
The Louisiana job has brought some new life to BP.
Gorman says that since he’s been in the field, BP has had to hire people at Louisiana plants to help them with their shifts.
The company also offers a training program for petrol chemists and petro-chemical technicians.
So far, it seems to be paying off for BP.
Gorman says the company is on track to have 5,000 petro employees by 2020.
But the Louisiana plants have to hire a lot more of them in order to keep up with the demand.
And it’s still not enough.
Golf said he is planning to retire from the petroleum division when the petroprochemical job expires.
But he’s concerned about the future of the jobs.
He says he’ll be sad if he doesn’t get a better offer.