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Window Talk

Finding ways to stay in touch with the family is always a challenge.

Tonight, I am doing my usual routine of fully stretching myself across the bed, so I can reach my phone next to the window. 346 more words

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Who We Are

The Bakken worker has been stereotyped as a hard working, hard drinking, strip bar frequenting, young man with money to burn. It is not true but makes for good reading. 452 more words

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100 Thousand

When you come to the Bakken you will probably make 100k but what does it buy? The much anticipated coupons came out in the local paper and I’m scouring the ads for cheap meat. 458 more words

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The Money

Wages differ from job to job and company to company but everyone will make a good wage. Even WalMart pays 18 bucks an hour. Of course, they probably offer no housing, or much overtime, which means you cannot afford to work there unless you are living with several people. 254 more words

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No Turning Back

It was already cold in late October when I arrived back in North Dakota. I had prepared the family and the van for a long stay. 338 more words

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My Trip

I spent hours and hours researching the industry and  job opportunities. I  relentlessly sought any information I could find that would help me make a good decision about working in the Bakken. 477 more words

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Surviving the Oil Boom

My name is Craig … and I’m a Bakken Oil Boom survivor.

My fellow workers and I are always sharing stories about why we came to the oil field and tales of our challenges along the way. 269 more words

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