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Hess Employees Bring Kids to Work

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Linda Pitman remembers the time her father brought her to his workplace.

She was ten years old and the experience sparked her interest in the oil business.

Now, she's followed her father's lead and become a petroleum engineer.

And Pitman helped organize the Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work Day at Hess Corporation's Tioga office today.

The company set up three "work areas" for a few dozen school kids to experience.

They picked land plots and hoped their choice would bring in a gusher, learned some oil field engineering, and studied wind energy.

In general, the kids had fun learning outside the classroom for the day.

(Grace Bates, Stanley 5th Grader) "I liked the wind turbine thing and then the oil drilling thing." (Did you get oil?) "Yeah." (You had a good one? A gusher?) "Yeah."

(Linda Pitman, Hess Corporation) "For me it was an eye opener, I hod no idea that so much went into the oil industry but it planted the seed in my brain to want to know more."

Pitman's father worked for Chevron in Texas when she was part of the "kids at work" day.

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