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Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?

 
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11/30/2012 09:32 PM
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1148772


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..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1311324


There's a catch... as always. Gotta get enough hours and time in before any of those benefits kick in. Good luck with that shit. And 401k's??? Pfft. Aren't those eventually stolen by the companies that offer them??? Naw. There's a hidden agenda going on here.
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11/30/2012 09:37 PM

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Snow Lake, Manitoba..
Winnipeg, Manitoba..
Rapid City, South Dakota...
Minot, North Dakota..

Places not to visit in the wintertime..
If you do.. bring your fur underwear.
wisc_natureboy (OP)

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11/30/2012 09:42 PM
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Snow Lake, Manitoba..
Winnipeg, Manitoba..
Rapid City, South Dakota...
Minot, North Dakota..

Places not to visit in the wintertime..
If you do.. bring your fur underwear.
 Quoting: Waterbug


Like Grandpa used to say:
"No such thing as bad weather, just improper clothing."
LoL.

front_door

Snow is fun, such good exercise. Especially the the really wet stuff that weighs 40 pounds a shovelful. ;-`)
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Goldi
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11/30/2012 09:46 PM
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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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Me too (actually, I was there 3 winters) !!! And I still have nightmares about being there!!
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11/30/2012 09:47 PM
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Why not Minot!

hf
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Freezin's the reason!
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11/30/2012 09:52 PM
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27967035


I found Minot people to be very friendly just dumb as all hell! And the whole place was like 20 years behind the rest of the world.
It's a toxic wasteland from the base so I can't understand why anyone, not born there, would ever want to live there. Not to mention the base has the highest suicide rate in the Air Force and for good reason.
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11/30/2012 09:53 PM

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Snow Lake, Manitoba..
Winnipeg, Manitoba..
Rapid City, South Dakota...
Minot, North Dakota..

Places not to visit in the wintertime..
If you do.. bring your fur underwear.
 Quoting: Waterbug


Like Grandpa used to say:
"No such thing as bad weather, just improper clothing."
LoL.


Snow is fun, such good exercise. Especially the the really wet stuff that weighs 40 pounds a shovelful. ;-`)
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


I remember a cool day in northern Quebec, where I grew up..
-63F mean temperature in full sun...with a slight breeze to make it more pleasant.

Still wasn't as cold as I felt in Snow Lake.
Esquimos avoid that place.
Anonymous Coward
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11/30/2012 09:58 PM
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I'm already in Alberta.

My children live in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. When they were in high school they had jobs like fast food, retail kiosks, dish washer, etc. All paid 15-16$/hr.
wisc_natureboy (OP)

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11/30/2012 09:59 PM
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Re: Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?
Snow Lake, Manitoba..
Winnipeg, Manitoba..
Rapid City, South Dakota...
Minot, North Dakota..

Places not to visit in the wintertime..
If you do.. bring your fur underwear.
 Quoting: Waterbug


Like Grandpa used to say:
"No such thing as bad weather, just improper clothing."
LoL.


Snow is fun, such good exercise. Especially the the really wet stuff that weighs 40 pounds a shovelful. ;-`)
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


I remember a cool day in northern Quebec, where I grew up..
-63F mean temperature in full sun...with a slight breeze to make it more pleasant.

Still wasn't as cold as I felt in Snow Lake.
Esquimos avoid that place.
 Quoting: Waterbug


verycold

About 15 years ago we had -50's F.
Colder with wind chill.
Anything lower than -35F is entirely unbearable
and I've found it best to stay inside next to the stove.
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11/30/2012 10:02 PM
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Cold weather. negative
flying back and forth. negative
26k. negative
Hardware and Home Improvement store. negative

I thought about it^

Nope. What else u got OP?
Bluebird

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11/30/2012 10:04 PM

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Snow Lake, Manitoba..
Winnipeg, Manitoba..
Rapid City, South Dakota...
Minot, North Dakota..

Places not to visit in the wintertime..
If you do.. bring your fur underwear.
 Quoting: Waterbug


Like Grandpa used to say:
"No such thing as bad weather, just improper clothing."
LoL.

front_door

Snow is fun, such good exercise. Especially the the really wet stuff that weighs 40 pounds a shovelful. ;-`)
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Many people just won't live where it is that cold. That possibly accounts for the shortage of workers considering the oil boom.

I would find cold like that terrifying and I did manage to live in Illinois for 5 years. Wasn't easy, though.
One of the most important aspects of conspiracy theories is being able to discern when there isn't one.

Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?. . .J. Handy
wisc_natureboy (OP)

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11/30/2012 10:06 PM
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Cold weather. negative
flying back and forth. negative
26k. negative
Hardware and Home Improvement store. negative

I thought about it^

Nope. What else u got OP?
 Quoting: J-Honey


Shit, for a woman as bright and cute as you,
I might consider going back to full-time consulting
and moving back into the lake house.
As it is, me and Boris plan to become nomadic by Springtime. ;-`)
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Anonymous Coward
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11/30/2012 10:09 PM
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Mcdonalds is paying $15 an hour, and Walmart is paying $19 then menards wonders why they cant find help. Sometimes being cheap is the only way!!!!
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11/30/2012 10:11 PM
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28792051


Good point

[link to nd.craigslist.org]

There's truck driver jobs up the wazoo.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28737707


Yup - I'm typing this about 70 miles west of minot.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28792051


So what's the weather like in Minot today?

The last time I was up there I froze my ass off.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28737707


It's probably last decent week of the year. Should hit 40ish this weekend. This last week was teens and windy. Was working in -10 w/ windchill.
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11/30/2012 10:13 PM
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Seriously though...isn't that where the new oil boom is? Those are where the good jobs are....
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11/30/2012 10:16 PM
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sounds good
 Quoting: ttowngirl


Go for it, TTown!

Minot needs wimmenz!!

All those burly oil rig workers looking for some female companionship, mmmm hmmmm
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11/30/2012 10:19 PM
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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.
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and being eaten alive by the skeeters in the summer
wisc_natureboy (OP)

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11/30/2012 10:23 PM
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Many people just won't live where it is that cold. That possibly accounts for the shortage of workers considering the oil boom.

I would find cold like that terrifying and I did manage to live in Illinois for 5 years. Wasn't easy, though.
 Quoting: Bluebird


Yes, that's it in a nutshell.
I lived in Illinois for a while,
until I could stand it no longer and moved North.

My ex-gf's little girl called them Illinoyers,
as typically their highway etiquette leaves much to be desired. LoL.
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11/30/2012 10:34 PM
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$500.00 a week? So say 350.00 after taxes? Are they providing room and board? If so I guess that wouldn't be too bad if you didn't have any bills to speak of. Stocking shelves is pretty easy work. Save your money for a year, set up a nice hmmm hmmm. Retire in 15 - 20 set for life.
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11/30/2012 10:39 PM
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$500.00 a week? So say 350.00 after taxes? Are they providing room and board? If so I guess that wouldn't be too bad if you didn't have any bills to speak of. Stocking shelves is pretty easy work. Save your money for a year, set up a nice hmmm hmmm. Retire in 15 - 20 set for life.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26997426


Hotel is paid for, don't know about food and transportation.

Kinda like 'Company Stores' of the past.
A few years ago I met a bunch of 'Company Store' Frackers in W. Virginia.
The company paid all their bills, hotel, food, drink, booze, cleaning, clothing, transportation.
And after all was reckoned,
they would 'earn'/net 50-100 dollars a week for 50+ hours of labour.
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Anonymous Coward
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11/30/2012 10:44 PM
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$13 is far below the average for that area. I was asked to go up there for $40 Per hr. with per-diam of 75 per day. Groceries up there are 5 times as much as they are anywhere else. Everything else is over priced as well.
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Heard about this from people who live near the home office for Menards. Apparently, they will fly you there and back once a week, cover your housing (double occupancy, so you'd have a roommate), and I think per diem for meals. If you are just out of college or high-school, it sounds like it could be kind of fun. And who knows--maybe you would find a rig job.
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$500.00 a week? So say 350.00 after taxes? Are they providing room and board? If so I guess that wouldn't be too bad if you didn't have any bills to speak of. Stocking shelves is pretty easy work. Save your money for a year, set up a nice hmmm hmmm. Retire in 15 - 20 set for life.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26997426


Hotel is paid for, don't know about food and transportation.

Kinda like 'Company Stores' of the past.
A few years ago I met a bunch of 'Company Store' Frackers in W. Virginia.
The company paid all their bills, hotel, food, drink, booze, cleaning, clothing, transportation.
And after all was reckoned,
they would 'earn'/net 50-100 dollars a week for 50+ hours of labour.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy

I would imagine the cost of your hotel room would be listed on your W2 under "benefits" for IRS purposes, and you might be taxed on the cost of the room as "income" even if you don't see a dime of that money? Menard's would declare your room a cost of doing business, similar to the wages they pay? Maybe someone who actually does payroll or runs a business could comment.
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11/30/2012 11:01 PM
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Re: Workers to be flown in weekly to man Minot, ND jobs. Need a job?
Why not Minot!

hf
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Freezins the reason heh
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28618054


Have you ever been to North Dakota in the wintertime?

chilly
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11/30/2012 11:21 PM
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Of course you'll be spending a lot on bottled water since the fracking will make the tap toxic. Fuck Minot, if they want to fuck up the ecosystem for a little short-term gain, have the greedy CEO's go work on the rigs. Boycott those SOBs
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28618054


because they're having an oil boom there and there is literally ZERO unemployment.
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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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That's what I was thinking.
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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. ;-`)
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Minot is surrounded by pretty rolling hills.... of nothingness...

hf
 Quoting: DOT 2 DOT
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28792051


Exactly..even MCDonalds there pays 16 an hr. But finding a place to stay is rough and rent is high..it gets fn cold there too. OIL JOBS

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