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    Default Re: Oil is making millionaires in North Dakota

    The two main drivers are energy and agriculture income," Rathge said. The increasing wealth in the state from oil should push the average annual wage in North Dakota, he said.
    because alot of people are heading to the oilfields to make 50 to 100 thousand a yr, companies are finally having to pay their employees more than the poverty wages we have grown accustom to here in N.D. we have always been know as a low wage state, I guess if their is a silver lining to the outrageous oil prices this is it, heck even some fast food joints are starting people out around 15 dollars an hour with signing bonuses. few weeks ago couple fast food places in my town had to close down for a time because of no staffing.

    My aunt lives in a little town called Stanley ND, even she had oilmen lease her mineral acres on her small town lot, with this horizontal drilling they can go under the town and if they strike oil everyone in town will get a share. Its just crazy in that part of state..

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    many years ago I worked for trailways and they were looking for drivers that wanted to move to fargo. I forget where they ran out of there now but I asked my wife how she felt about moving out there, I said we could buy a BIG house because both of us had good paying jobs and the cost of living seemed to be quite a bit cheaper out that way. I think it is great that the wages are finally going up. I love hearing about fast food places having to pay $15 an hour for help! Yahoo! Those people have been abused for so long. Just maybe the manager at mc donalds might have to treat his help with a little respect?
    Lets hope your aunt strikes it rich from the oil company drilling!

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    Don't tell my Son about the wages being paid at Fast Food places there! He's 18 and working at McDonalds, and my Daughter is working at KFC. They'll both leave in the middle of the night, heading for N.D...

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    Quote Originally Posted by egambino View Post
    Don't tell my Son about the wages being paid at Fast Food places there! He's 18 and working at McDonalds, and my Daughter is working at KFC. They'll both leave in the middle of the night, heading for N.D...
    You should print this thread out and tack it on his bedroom door. My wife's daughter moved out 2 hours after her last day of 12th grade - notice I didnt use the word GRADUATED - went to go freeload off the grandparents, although I find myself washing dishes every other night I find it very refreshing to have no teenagers in my house.
    Last edited by IBTshirts; 07-01-2008 at 04:13 PM.

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    I'm moving to N.D.

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    Are you taking the wife with you?

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    Are you taking the wife with you?
    No! I'm getting three new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBTshirts View Post
    You should print this thread out and tack it on his bedroom door. My wife's daughter moved out 2 hours after her last day of 12th grade - notice I didnt use the word GRADUATED - went to go freeload off the grandparents, although I find myself washing dishes every other night I find it very refreshing to have no teenagers in my house.
    yes, I know what you mean IBT, we have 3 children and I enjoyed raising them, we had a lot of good times together. But when the last one moved out it was a whole new house all over. I could walk around in my shorts, grab a beer and scratch myself anytime I wanted..... you know, the fun things I've always wanted to do. I sit there and watch tv and get another beer. Now if only I could get my wife to wear that hooters uniform that I bought on ebay.... Just snap my fingers and holler out for another beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoast View Post
    No! I'm getting three new ones.
    Hmm. how do you do that? I'm going to follow you around and watch what you do. I would like to get 3 new ones........

 

 
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