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Old 04-18-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Just got a nice little home remodel job here for one of our county commissioners.... This will put some added funds in my pocket before I leave. Bonus they know many old families in this are N.D. and is making calls for me....NICE!
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Thomas...Can't get better than that. They may even find you a place to stay!! Good job!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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Lift off in two weeks.....
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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Good luck Thomas. Hope those folks were able to hook you up w/ some leads, or maybe even housing. Lots of construction here both Williston and in Minot.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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I also may take the plunge going from FL. Kind of tough to just take off with no job or place to stay especially considering the housing situation. I have money saved can you get on in the oil fields in 2 weeks or less ?


Also everyone is talking about ND but Texas seems to have more oil jobs and last report they couldn't get enough oil workers especially CDL drivers.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas
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The only reason ND is "better" is because the pay is higher.
However, I have to wonder how long that will continue as more and more drivers (etc.) head up there...

And if you figure in the exorbitant housing costs, the lower pay might balance out anyway.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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I've lived there 30 years and it's 'booming' now. (I currently moved to Ft Myers) I will be back this summer to sell my home in Belfield. If looking for Oil Field Work, contact Missouri Basin or James Oil Well Service. GL: Both companies operate out of Belfield.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Actually the pay is higer in Texas. The demand is so high now starting entry level is $25.00 an hour in the oil fields. Plus the winters aren't as bad and more to do in Texas on the off days.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Actually the pay is higer in Texas. The demand is so high now starting entry level is $25.00 an hour in the oil fields. Plus the winters aren't as bad and more to do in Texas on the off days.
Wow! What about Administrative jobs (Finance, etc.).....any demand there? I've heard about people pulling in 6 figures with little/no education....makes me wonder whether there is opportunity for experienced business-educated folks as well. I could sure as he(ck) use 6 figures!
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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I know North Dakota is getting a lot of the publicity but Texas has just as many or more jobs. Maybe because Texas has always had oil so nothing new. As far as jobs with degrees Houston is one of the best cities in the nation for job growth.
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