The term applies across a number of industries, but is most commonly associated with the workers on a drilling rig.The ideal of the hard-working, tough roughneck has been adopted by several sports teams who use the phrase as part of their name or logo.He doesn't always do the right thing (he crowds in on a guy's wife, after all) but his heart does ultimately end up in the right place. He defends Dawson when his slimy pops tries to take the boy back home.And even when he dies, Tuck is still thinking of others—donating his entire estate (minus what Dawson and Amanda would like to keep) to a children's cancer fund that's deeply important to Amanda.A couple of my buddies were just in the Gulf riding out hurricane Isaac recently, actually.They shut down operations, but stayed in the area because they were "only" experiencing 15 foot seas and 40 knot winds.In the United Kingdom's oil industry starting in the 1970s, roughneck specifically meant those who worked on the drill floor of a drilling rig handling specialised drilling equipment for drilling and pressure controls.In practice, these workers ranged from unskilled to highly skilled, depending subjectively on the individual worker's aptitude and experience. oil drilling industry even earlier and had a similar meaning.
Roughneck is a term for a person whose occupation is hard-manual labor.
Originally the term was used in the traveling carnivals of 19th-century United States, almost interchangeably with roustabout.
By the 1930s the terms had transferred to the oil drilling industry.
There's a mystical sense of meaning fused to this story—the idea of a plan behind all the randomness we see.
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