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(CNN)   The legend lives on from the Dakota on down / Of the boom town they called 'Williston' / The town, it is said, never cleans up a worker / Until a teen brought a shower truck to the town   (cnn.com) divider line 70
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2012-08-19 08:29:33 AM
A teen named Jayne?
 
2012-08-19 10:03:19 AM

jimmyjackfunk: i was thinking about moving up there but i really don't want to work on a rig. i suppose there is a niche for someone though with a class A cdl with haz mat endorsements?


It would take you about 10 minutes to get a job, and it wouldn't have to be in the oil patch. There's a big shortage of drivers due to all those that went out that way. With HazMat endorsements, you've got a leg up already.
 
2012-08-19 10:20:09 AM

Lorelle: One of my godsons has been making a nice living in Williston over the past couple of years. He's fortunate enough to have a one-bedroom apartment directly over his place of business. He told me that McDonald's workers in that city make $15.00 an hour.


Some McDonalds workers are making $15/hr. From what I understand it is the managers, shift managers and assistant managers and leads that are making that much money or more, just like any other McDonalds. The frie guy is making minimum wage or at the most $10/hr just like in any other McDonalds.

It is intresting how this whole thing with McDonalds workers starting at $15/hour started with some right wing pundit seeing a job posting for McDonalds for a job paying $15/hour and didn't bother to see what that job was for.
 
2012-08-19 10:41:21 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Even if he does pour his pretty considerable focus into something more lucrative (and props to him for doing more than just showing up at a low-end job) he'll still have the defaults from all that debts hanging around. So when an HR drone plugs in his SSN to get back his financials it will put him far down the pile or DQ him.


His father hooked him up with the trailer, so he's probably lost nothing out of pocket or the debt is off the books to his dad.
 
2012-08-19 10:48:26 AM

FilmBELOH20: jimmyjackfunk: i was thinking about moving up there but i really don't want to work on a rig. i suppose there is a niche for someone though with a class A cdl with haz mat endorsements?

It would take you about 10 minutes to get a job, and it wouldn't have to be in the oil patch. There's a big shortage of drivers due to all those that went out that way. With HazMat endorsements, you've got a leg up already.


If you know how to weld, your gold - they are importing welders from Canada because they cannot get enough.

// guess the vocational program cuts weren't so smart
// cannot ship welding jobs to India
// still think a capsule / coffin hotel (like Japan) would make huge money
 
2012-08-19 10:50:34 AM

aerojockey: No one's going to buy it for $95,000 if you only gross $200 per day, especially when the limited housing situation is only temporary. Nice try, though.

However, as a failed business owner he'll have a leg up on most of his peers in the job hunt, so it might have been a worthwhile investment after all, and who's to say losing a few thousand dollars on an adventure isn't worthwhile.


I wouldn't be confident the limited housing is temporary. Given the amount of oil, this is going to last some decades and the local towns are struggling to build new residences and infrastructure. He probably has a good 4 - 6 years.
 
2012-08-19 11:19:42 AM

ladyfortuna: SapperInTexas: ladyfortuna: I meant the weather, you pervs. The shower was warm. I'm just glad it wasn't hot and I didn't get all that sweaty *shudder*

You realize that nearly every male farker (and some females) just visualized you naked and sweaty, stepping out of the shower, and er, vigorously toweling your....um, hair and, uh..., what was I going to say?

I'm sure the visualization was kinder than reality, so... I guess carry on?


I'm glad you're flattered by the visualizations, but I'm sure Lord Fortuna enjoys the real thing as much as we enjoy the fantasy, and if we try to get in on the reality he'll kick all our perverted asses.
 
2012-08-19 12:06:26 PM

Elzar: A good business broker I knew always said, 'never pay more then 3 times yearly gross revenues for a business' and this was pre-Bush recession.

So using that method business is only worth $15k tops.


Well, it was $5 x 25 * 7 * 52 per year gross right? Which is $45500
So 3x that is more than $15k per year. Of course that may be a bit high but no matter what it's more than $15k
 
2012-08-19 12:52:42 PM

HairBolus: FTFA: "5 seperate shower stalls"

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Either he is catering to the prudish market who hate having homos looking at their junk, or he is catering to the market that like to double up in a private shower stall.

Seems he wins both ways and gets to charge a premium for privacy.


I'm glad I found someone else who knows that liking to shower in private means you hate gay people.
 
2012-08-19 01:07:59 PM

Whatthefark: Shower trailers are nothing new. You can rent one if you want.

Not busting on the kid or anything. He's got initiative and that's good. I'm just saying these have been around for a while.


Glad somebody finally pointed this out. They're a common sight on fire camps here in the west. Given the current situation, they are probably renting for a premium right now.
 
2012-08-19 01:19:47 PM

ladyfortuna: SapperInTexas: ladyfortuna: I meant the weather, you pervs. The shower was warm. I'm just glad it wasn't hot and I didn't get all that sweaty *shudder*

You realize that nearly every male farker (and some females) just visualized you naked and sweaty, stepping out of the shower, and er, vigorously toweling your....um, hair and, uh..., what was I going to say?

I'm sure the visualization was kinder than reality, so... I guess carry on?


So...what about those sweat-dampened,aromatic unmentionables? Are they maybe......like......still laying around somewhere?
 
2012-08-19 01:52:35 PM
I used to go to Williston on vacation with my family. What can I say, Dad didn't like travelling to exotic locales. He liked travelling to places that were like home but they had maid service. Many fond memories of buying the bizarre bounty that is American junk food. And there's a place downtown that sells books by the pound. I went back in 2005 and the books I had looked at in 1992 were still there. Nice to see the locals are doing well.
 
2012-08-19 02:22:57 PM

FilmBELOH20: jimmyjackfunk: i was thinking about moving up there but i really don't want to work on a rig. i suppose there is a niche for someone though with a class A cdl with haz mat endorsements?

It would take you about 10 minutes to get a job, and it wouldn't have to be in the oil patch. There's a big shortage of drivers due to all those that went out that way. With HazMat endorsements, you've got a leg up already.


I've been thinking about looking up opportunities out there. I started driving big rigs, but jumped ship to another company that paid a lot better but has only straight trucks. Got Hazmat and Tankers on my Class A, but my experience would only support straight trucks. Now that I know they have actual showers out there and I have experience I'm thinking I will go hunting to see if anyone actually has straight trucks out there, or if it's all big rigs. I love driving, but if I am going to be gone for months at a time (3 months running with no home time) I might as well be making even more bank.
 
2012-08-19 04:51:55 PM
yeah right now i work for a transport company and we do service the oil rigs around here hauling water based and oil based mud as well as fresh water. so i am not uncomfortable being on or around the rig, I just wanted to work something that would utilize my license. If I didn't have that I wouldn't have a problem being a rig hand. I have wanted to climb up into the crows nest on these flex rigs I have been on (not scared of heights bonus) but unfortunately you have to be "certified" to go up over so many feet on Devon rigs. Really? As a kid i climbed anything I could, I worked at the prison on towers. I am pretty sure I can handle scaling an oil/gas rig to the top. Just give me the harness to tie off and let me take a break on the way up (after all I am not as young as i used to be)
 
2012-08-19 09:17:28 PM

ongbok: Lorelle: One of my godsons has been making a nice living in Williston over the past couple of years. He's fortunate enough to have a one-bedroom apartment directly over his place of business. He told me that McDonald's workers in that city make $15.00 an hour.

Some McDonalds workers are making $15/hr. From what I understand it is the managers, shift managers and assistant managers and leads that are making that much money or more, just like any other McDonalds. The frie guy is making minimum wage or at the most $10/hr just like in any other McDonalds.

It is intresting how this whole thing with McDonalds workers starting at $15/hour started with some right wing pundit seeing a job posting for McDonalds for a job paying $15/hour and didn't bother to see what that job was for.


Nobody in Williston is making minimum wage. I've got two guys out there that make more money than me, and I'm their supervisor. You either pay people what the market is paying, or you don't have employees. Period. That McDonald's does more volume than any McDonald's in the US.
 
2012-08-19 10:24:22 PM

Mrtraveler01: nike_bud: ///I thought Edmund Fitzgerald was the ship?

I thought Gordon Lightfoot was the boat?


Yeah, and it was rammed by the Cat Stevens.

/that took way too long
 
2012-08-20 12:16:09 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dude woulda made more money with a vagina cart


From what I hear from guys who've been up there, the market is flooded with vagina for sale- much of it imported by sex traffickers.

/Subby's headline may have broke deep and took water
 
2012-08-20 04:59:16 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: aerojockey: However, as a failed business owner he'll have a leg up on most of his peers in the job hunt, so it might have been a worthwhile investment after all, and who's to say losing a few thousand dollars on an adventure isn't worthwhile.

According to the article he's going to be a music major; so not so much on the resume builder for a useful career.


Lots of folks sing in the shower.

This could be the ultimate research project.
 
2012-08-20 08:10:39 PM
I live in Mexico nowadays and make about $8 a day. $100k a year sounds good, but no way in hell would I put up with a Dakota winter.
If anyone wants to hire an experienced sausage maker, I'm open to offers.
Warm climates only, please.
 
2012-08-21 01:28:40 AM

sweet-daddy-2: ladyfortuna: SapperInTexas: ladyfortuna: I meant the weather, you pervs. The shower was warm. I'm just glad it wasn't hot and I didn't get all that sweaty *shudder*

You realize that nearly every male farker (and some females) just visualized you naked and sweaty, stepping out of the shower, and er, vigorously toweling your....um, hair and, uh..., what was I going to say?

I'm sure the visualization was kinder than reality, so... I guess carry on?

So...what about those sweat-dampened,aromatic unmentionables? Are they maybe......like......still laying around somewhere?


If by somewhere you mean my laundry basket, sure :P
 
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