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Old 11-28-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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Default Midland Texas Walmart $14 dollar pay

I heard that they pay $14 dollars for WalMart workers in Midland Tx. (due to the oil boom)

Are there any other places in Texas that pay a lot?

Is it possible to live in a car to avoid the expensive rent in Midland?
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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The problem with Midland/Odessa is finding housing at all. People are living in travel trailers and hotels because there is not enough housing.

Living in a car is AKA being "homeless" and you will be constantly harassed by the police if you attempt to sleep overnight in parks, etc. Also, it gets really cold in the winter, and you could literally freeze to death in your car.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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If you are planning to move to Midland/Odessa be prepared to pay $900 dollars or more for rent. The good news is everywhere in the Midland/Odessa area is hiring. So finding employment will not be a problem.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Crazy how those free markets work. Austin is looking to up some free market wages as well...

Travis County to require $11 hourly wage for all incentive... | www.statesman.com
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Austin labor leaders declared Tuesday a milestone, after Travis County leaders decided to require any company looking to move to the county and asking for a tax break to pay all employees at least $11 an hour — including construction workers — and city officials made a similar recommendation.
The prevailing hourly wage for construction workers in Austin is about $7.50.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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Crazy how those free markets work. Austin is looking to up some free market wages as well...

Travis County to require $11 hourly wage for all incentive... | www.statesman.com
Does this mean that $11 will be virtually the minimum wage for jobs like Wal Mart?
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, Texas
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I heard that they pay $14 dollars for WalMart workers in Midland Tx. (due to the oil boom)

Are there any other places in Texas that pay a lot?

Is it possible to live in a car to avoid the expensive rent in Midland?
Living in a car doesn't sound very appealing. Getting hassled by cops and sleeping in a car that will feel like an ice box in the winter and a pizza oven in the summer.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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The problem with Midland/Odessa is finding housing at all. People are living in travel trailers and hotels because there is not enough housing.

Living in a car is AKA being "homeless" and you will be constantly harassed by the police if you attempt to sleep overnight in parks, etc. Also, it gets really cold in the winter, and you could literally freeze to death in your car.
Is it possible to drive away from city limits and then sleep there with full coat on?

This looks like good deal, 4 bedroom home for $1000 per month. Great starter home in Midland! 4 bedroom s

It does look depressing though.

How much is it to rent the trailer space or even the trailer itself if you don't own a trailer?

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Does this mean that $11 will be virtually the minimum wage for jobs like Wal Mart?
No, read the article.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Is it possible to drive away from city limits and then sleep there with full coat on?
In mild weather yes, but in cold weather you will need at least a good sleeping bag with thick insulation. Your breath will cause condensation on the interior side of the windows and freeze if its cold enough. So you will need to have an ice scraper handy to use before you can drive. Avoid running the car when you are sleeping, the carbon monixide from exhaust could kill you.

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Does this mean that $11 will be virtually the minimum wage for jobs like Wal Mart?
Sounds like that would be the case if they're looking for a tax break from the city or county for establishing new business.
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