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Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?
I wonder if these workers get a premium wage too?

"BISMARCK, N.D. -

Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. plans to hire 50 workers
from its headquarters city in Wisconsin and fly them weekly
to staff its store in Minot, N.D.
...
Menard said jetting in employees for weeklong stints and housing them in hotels
is likely to be a permanent solution for that store's staffing shortage."

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26K/year to start and nice benefits for stocking shelves.

hmm


"Menard has offered a starting wage of $13 an hour at the Minot store, well above the federal minimum"
[link to www.jsonline.com]

Benefits Included:

Health, Life, Disability & Dental Insurance
Our health and dental benefits encourage wellness, promote healthy living and help provide peace of mind.

Instant Profit Sharing
IPS is a way to thank Menards® Team Members for their hard work by paying an annual lump-sum bonus, based on length of service.

401(k) Retirement
We provide ways for eligible team members to save and invest through the 401(k). By participating, you can build financial security for years to come.

Bonus Pay
As an appreciation to our Team Members we provide bonus pay for weekends, holidays and special incentive bonuses for management.

Paid Vacations & Holidays
As a benefits-eligible team member, you'll receive vacation days, personal holidays and national holidays to use as you choose.


Team Member Discounts

All Full-time and Part-time Team Members and Team Members' spouses may share the discount of 10% off of merchandise bought from any Menards location. Team Members can use this discount to purchase products for any reason and for anyone.

[link to www.menards.com]


Apply here if you are jobless, sounds like they will fly you there and help with relocation.
[link to www.menards.com]
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Re: Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?
How can they not find employees? Where I live we have a pretty healthy economy. Despite that, jobs like these would be filled in days.
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How can they not find employees? Where I live we have a pretty healthy economy. Despite that, jobs like these would be filled in days.
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because its bullshit. another company scamming another angle. they have a reason.
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How can they not find employees? Where I live we have a pretty healthy economy. Despite that, jobs like these would be filled in days.
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Have you ever been to North Dakota in the wintertime?

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Its because of the oil boom in western dakota. Who wants to make 13 when you can make 30 plus on a rig.
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Its because of the oil boom in western dakota. Who wants to make 13 when you can make 30 plus on a rig.
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Yep, one of the articles cited an ad for pizza delivery drivers starting at 15-25$/hour.
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Its because of the oil boom in western dakota. Who wants to make 13 when you can make 30 plus on a rig.
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Good point

[link to nd.craigslist.org]

There's truck driver jobs up the wazoo.
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U want no part of the Minot winters 80 below windchills white outs so bad u can die on the way to the mail box. extreme howling winds. I spent 2 winters there in the USAF and I would never go back!
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sounds good
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Re: Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?
I wonder if these workers get a premium wage too?

"BISMARCK, N.D. -

Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. plans to hire 50 workers
from its headquarters city in Wisconsin and fly them weekly
to staff its store in Minot, N.D.
...
Menard said jetting in employees for weeklong stints and housing them in hotels
is likely to be a permanent solution for that store's staffing shortage."

[link to www.channel3000.com]
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Good place to work I suppose.....just don't build there unless you like being flooded out on a regular basis. hiding

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Re: Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?
I'll bet you Menard's in Minot is trying to unionize and this is the conpany's way of undermining their attempts.
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Its because of the oil boom in western dakota. Who wants to make 13 when you can make 30 plus on a rig.
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Good point

[link to nd.craigslist.org]

There's truck driver jobs up the wazoo.
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Yup - I'm typing this about 70 miles west of minot.
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Why not Minot!

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Re: Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?
Its because of the oil boom in western dakota. Who wants to make 13 when you can make 30 plus on a rig.
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Good point

[link to nd.craigslist.org]

There's truck driver jobs up the wazoo.
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Yup - I'm typing this about 70 miles west of minot.
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So what's the weather like in Minot today?

The last time I was up there I froze my ass off.
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Re: Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?
26K/year to start and nice benefits for stocking shelves.

hmm


"Menard has offered a starting wage of $13 an hour at the Minot store, well above the federal minimum"
[link to www.jsonline.com]

Benefits Included:

Health, Life, Disability & Dental Insurance
Our health and dental benefits encourage wellness, promote healthy living and help provide peace of mind.

Instant Profit Sharing
IPS is a way to thank Menards® Team Members for their hard work by paying an annual lump-sum bonus, based on length of service.

401(k) Retirement
We provide ways for eligible team members to save and invest through the 401(k). By participating, you can build financial security for years to come.

Bonus Pay
As an appreciation to our Team Members we provide bonus pay for weekends, holidays and special incentive bonuses for management.

Paid Vacations & Holidays
As a benefits-eligible team member, you'll receive vacation days, personal holidays and national holidays to use as you choose.


Team Member Discounts

All Full-time and Part-time Team Members and Team Members' spouses may share the discount of 10% off of merchandise bought from any Menards location. Team Members can use this discount to purchase products for any reason and for anyone.

[link to www.menards.com]


Apply here if you are jobless, sounds like they will fly you there and help with relocation.
[link to www.menards.com]
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


26K/year?

damned

That fucking sucks ASS! That's like £16K in the UK.

Can you even survive on such a shitty wage in ND?

drevil
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Why not Minot!

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Yeah, for you and me it's only a little bit colder than we are accustomed to. ;-`)
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Why not Minot!

hf
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Yeah, for you and me it's only a little bit colder than we are accustomed to. ;-`)
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Minot is surrounded by pretty rolling hills.

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Most of them will be out of a job after the Christmas season is over.
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Most of them will be out of a job after the Christmas season is over.
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I don't know about that. The company owner referred to this as a permanent solution to his staffing shortage.
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The Farmers up there go to Arizona in the winter!
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I'll bet you Menard's in Minot is trying to unionize and this is the conpany's way of undermining their attempts.
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good...fuck unions
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Why not Minot!

hf
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Yeah, for you and me it's only a little bit colder than we are accustomed to. ;-`)
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Minot is surrounded by pretty rolling hills.

hf
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Serious?

I lived in Mindrot for 9 months. First time the temp got to 30 below I bailed when it warmed enough to leave. The only hills in Minot are the hills that are created from the bowl that its in. It is quite literally a hole in the ground. Recently the river flooded and the place I stayed while living there was submerged completely in water.
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Most of them will be out of a job after the Christmas season is over.
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I don't know about that. The company owner referred to this as a permanent solution to his staffing shortage.
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WTF??? Minot State University is up there. These are the types of jobs students usually flock to. Being the suspicious type... I'm thinking that maybe what they're actually doing is exporting/importing a specific type of person that's had some kind of special training... and working at Menard's is only secondary... and temporary. Or they could be dumping long-term unemployed on Minot from another state.
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Most of them will be out of a job after the Christmas season is over.
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I don't know about that. The company owner referred to this as a permanent solution to his staffing shortage.
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WTF??? Minot State University is up there. These are the types of jobs students usually flock to. Being the suspicious type... I'm thinking that maybe what they're actually doing is exporting/importing a specific type of person that's had some kind of special training... and working at Menard's is only secondary... and temporary. Or they could be dumping long-term unemployed on Minot from another state.
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I share your suspicious nature, however that does not appear to be the case here.
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"Competition for the Menard jobs has been tough in Wisconsin.
Pam Weaver, of Eau Claire, said her husband, Gary, had his heart set on one of the positions with Menard in Minot but was told Thursday that he wouldn't be hired. No reason was given, she said.

"It's frustrating," Pam Weaver said. "He seemed disappointed."

Gary Weaver, who was laid off from his job as a telemarketer several weeks ago, was back at the unemployment office Thursday filling out job applications, said his wife, a 55-year-old claims auditor for a health insurance company.

"Who would have thought that we'd be in our 50s and struggling?" Pam Weaver said. "We're not the only ones. We've had three different friends who have lost businesses in town in the last five years."

Zimbelman, the Minot mayor, and Menards store manager Graef said they hope some Wisconsin workers eventually decide to make Minot their permanent home instead of commuting more than 500 miles by air to get there."
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Now, your idea about getting folks with certain skills out there under the guise of a Menards job is an interesting thought. ;-`)
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Re: Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?
In response to the guy from the UK; No you really can't live on $26k a year. At least not in any kind of decent way. You could live in some roach infested dump and ride a bicycle, and you could live ok.

It varies from region to region quite a bit, but here where I live the minimum that a small family can survive on with any kind of decent life is about $30-$35k a year. Even then you're talking about having a single vehicle and not eating out much. I live in a place with a very low cost of living.
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In response to the guy from the UK; No you really can't live on $26k a year. At least not in any kind of decent way. You could live in some roach infested dump and ride a bicycle, and you could live ok.

It varies from region to region quite a bit, but here where I live the minimum that a small family can survive on with any kind of decent life is about $30-$35k a year. Even then you're talking about having a single vehicle and not eating out much. I live in a place with a very low cost of living.
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Do apartments in ND have roaches?

I would have thought it was too cold.

I'm 58, and I have never seen a roach in any dwelling in the UK, and I've been around.

I saw plenty of roaches when I worked in the ME, though.

damned
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I deal with people in Minot DAILY.

I dont know if it is the water, or the living, but they are some of the DUMBEST, most UNFRIENDLY people Ive EVER dealt with (keep in mind, I was a basic training training NCO..)


It is COLD

Theyre genuinely excited about their job being sold to Cognizant (look up what cognizant does, they actually believe their jobs are long term)

YES, you CAN live off 26k in Minot.

Its true, in the last year, it has flooded, and had blizzards so bad both times the Minot office was closed.

I work for ING/Cognizant.

IDK if this is "inside information" but Prudential Insurance is looking to switch to Cognizant as well.

BUY their stock.
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I'll bet you Menard's in Minot is trying to unionize and this is the conpany's way of undermining their attempts.
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so they're undermining unions by providing a lot of benefits that unions fight for without the employees having union fees?

most companies won't give you insurance, 401k, pto/vacation, incentives etc let alone a decent wage.

north dakota is looking pretty good. the other states should take notes from what they've done with the state bank.

too bad it's so close to yellowstone..
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ND is having an oil boom.

Its hard to find help because everyone is working in the fields for 75K a year.
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How can they not find employees? Where I live we have a pretty healthy economy. Despite that, jobs like these would be filled in days.
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because its bullshit. another company scamming another angle. they have a reason.
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Heh, agreed. Times are tough and there aren't any jobs that are much more than minimum wage to begin with. $13.00 bucks an hour is pretty reasonable but I don't know what min wage is in ND.

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