"A lot of the men said flat out
didn’t belong in the oil field. . . . I was told
that I worked circles
around most of the men, but that wasn’t enough to
get over the prejudice..."
"I’m a Hispanic male and that
made it tough
for me to fit in at work at first. . . . my supervisors and
co-workers started out thinking of me as an Affirmative Action applicant
with no education or skills."