Jack woke up before dawn and kissed his wife goodbye. He grabbed his lunch box and drove to the Mantra Energy Corporation site, where he worked as a driller. Jack had been with the company for five years, and he loved his job. He enjoyed the challenge of drilling for oil and gas in different locations, and he felt proud of contributing to the nation's energy security.
After arriving at the site, he greeted his crew. They were a tight-knit group of men who had worked together for a long time. They trusted each other with their lives, as drilling was a dangerous business. They had to deal with high pressures, flammable gases, mechanical failures, and environmental hazards.
Jack put on his hard hat, safety glasses, and gloves, and climbed up to the rig floor. He checked the gauges and monitors that displayed the status of the well. He looked at the drill bit that was rotating at the bottom of the hole, more than 10,000 feet below the surface. Jack adjusted the speed and weight of the drill string, trying to optimize the rate of penetration and avoid any problems.
Jack was always thinking about how to improve the drilling process. He realy had a keen interest in the technical aspects of his job, and read often books and articles about new technologies and techniques. But he had some ideas of his own, that he wanted to share with his supervisor, but he never found the right time or opportunity.
He felt that he had valuable insights and experience that could benefit the company and the industry. Focused to becoming a drilling engineer or manager and getting more responsibility and recognition. That's why he worked hard on it every day, hoping to prove himself and advance his career for his family. He wanted to provide his wife and two children with a comfortable life and a good education. He wanted to make them proud of him.
After eight hours of non-stop drilling, he was tired and hungry. He handed over the controls to his relief, and climbed down from the rig floor.
Jack walked to his truck and opened his lunch box. He found a sandwich, an apple, and a note from his wife. It read: "I love you, Jack. You are my hero." He smiled and felt a surge of warmth in his heart. He ate his lunch and drove home, looking forward to seeing his family again.