There is work that pays well - it may be hard work and in North Dakota but workers with no experience are making incredibly good money.
There are stories from Williston, North Dakota oil workers that are as hard to believe as they are entirely true. I heard of one man who stood up in McDonald's one morning, hollered to whoever would listen, that "Today is the day I'm finding a job." Within minutes he had the number of a guy looking for construction workers and was told to be back at McDonald's the following morning at 7:00 a.m. to start work. Starting salaries for drivers, rig workers, and many other positions start at $120,000, but that can be up to 100 hours a week. One guy who worked wire line said he expected to make $300,000 this year. He'd made $30,000 over 10 days last month alone.
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