A geologist will be the first person who explore the place and do research of the natural resources potential located in that area
The task of a geologist is various, we do so many things. It depends on what their speciality. A junior geologist usually placed as wellsite geologist. The main task of wellsite geologist are collect data samples, mapping, create scientific reports, survey the location of well drill, supervise the driller, and take care everything that support drilling work. I never get bored since I work as geologist until now, because geologist is the job that split our time between office, laboratories and field. And that’s exactly the best part. We do travel a lot of course, I have been visited several islands in Indonesia. Even the place that not everyone heard about it, a geologist will be the first person who explore it and do research the potential of natural resources from the location.
Women are minority in geology field. Sometimes men underestimated what I can do. Especially in terms of decision making. I should try hard to ensure that I have capability to do the job. When my boss make job placement, It’s often he doesn’t want place me into the difficult terrain which is still exploration stage and bad social environment. I do understand that my security is his responsibility. I think I could accept this kind of discrimination because this still accepted with my logic and I take it as my boss’ concern of women security.
As a woman, I realize that our weakness is that we only have short move. When finally we get married, we have to respect our husband whether he allows us to have a career or not. But when you still young, single, energic, active and healthy why not to take the opportunity? This job is what I enjoy anyway, there always new experience every day when you are a geologist and I love it!
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