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Old 10-28-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Lubbock, Tx
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There is going to be initial prejudice against a woman in an oil field job. Not because she is a woman, but what men have heard from women in their life is complaining about it being too hot, too cold, I'm tired, I have a headache etc. Show up for work, expect to do everything them men do without asking for help/consideration cause "I'm a women". But if you can do the job as well as a man, my guess is they will welcome you. However, they have a saying in ND. "40 below wind chill keeps the riff-raff out."
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Looks like the strippers are doin' pretty good around there - up to $2,000/night:

America's Boomtown: Strippers can make $3,000 a night - Oct. 25, 2011
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:56 PM
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Not interested in stripping. I think the disinterest might be mutual. I am however highly technically qualified. Previous position was mgr, engineering systems for a fortune 100 co, but have done plenty of manual labor too, as well as being a top-tier precision/prototype machinist. Accustomed to making more than 100k annually, I'm not planning on settling for "women's work". Not looking for trouble, just want to work hard and get paid.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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Default Strippers? Why not have equal opportunities?

Thank you all for the plethora of information on North Dakota. I think I have secured a position in my current field of construction management in the area. I do have a thought to share for a comment I read regarding employment in Williston, ND from a source you can read which made regardes to "Strippers" as a career for woman!
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:20 PM
dzy
 
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Congrats Crow79! Looks like it took 3 days? That is great news!
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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Hey DZY,

Look in the housing industry for future employment opportunities. If the oil field isn't for ladies then housing is, right? They are in a housing crunch and I would think that is the next if not the first market to tap on.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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Why stripping?! When a man is looking for advice for employment the first thing I know is not to ask him to take his clothes off. Just curious, is that the first train of thought when a woman wants to find a secure and lucrative way to earn money to support her family? We are in 2011, right?....
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Why stripping?! When a man is looking for advice for employment the first thing I know is not to ask him to take his clothes off. Just curious, is that the first train of thought when a woman wants to find a secure and lucrative way to earn money to support her family? We are in 2011, right?....
Hey, don't take offense. If the ladies were willing to pay me $3000 a night the full Monty it would be. Unfortunately I think the local women would probably be more willing to pay $3000 just so I keep my clothes own, but I'm just saying..
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:23 PM
dzy
 
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@crow79 - Do the construction industry jobs pay 100k +? If so, then I'm qualified. I've single-handedly re-wired, re-plumbed, re-reroofed several historic era homes in So. Cal. Not as much framing, but I know the building codes. Finish carpentry too....But are the salaries as good? My understanding is that it is the o.t. in the oilfields that bumps up the salaries. As much o.t. in construction?
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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When I worked in contruction during the boom/bubble, I got all the overtime hours I wanted. I basically worked 7/16's until they made me take one day a week off.
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