|NOT RELATED TO MY EARLIER POST I SWEAR!!!
||[Jan. 30th, 2013|10:11 pm]
1) Can anyone tell me what the hell she's packing to off all of these Minecraft creepers?|
2) Because of the natural gas and oil boom in North Dakota, unemployment is well less than 4% in that state. You could earn 100k if you can drive a truck and well over that if you know a trade skill. Walmarts are advertising $15/hr + because they literally can't find the help. If you were unemployed for a while, could you make the cultural and physical move?
3) is 2013 the end of LJ?
I live in North Dakota. :-p
Is the report I heard generally accurate?
it's mostly northern north dakota. not fargo or bismarck
Out west there is very good money to be made, but there is no housing to be found. During the summer you can camp or live out of your car/camper/etc but during the winter it is insanely too cold to do so. Stores can't keep shelves stocked because the demand is so high and there aren't enough people to work. The roads are destroyed from all the truck traffic. It is a weird mess. Not enough people around to build housing either, and where do you house the workers who are building housing?
I live in Fargo. The economy is very good and there are apartment buildings, houses, and businesses being built everywhere.
I live on the canadian side of the north dakota border, so yes I could do it even though it was -41C here today. The same boom is happening here and we don't have enough workers for the food service industry so many foreign people are coming to help. Price of living is crazy here since housing is so short though..
my cousin works in ND. He does three weeks on, two weeks off. He lives in a super super nice house rent free (for those three weeks), gets reimbursed for his gas, a food allowance, and makes close to 7,000 a month. If i could stand to be outside for that long there i would do it in a heartbeat!
My husband considered taking a LOA from work and doing it for 6 months or so but i don't want him gone like that.
I admittedly don't know much about north dakota, but if I was unemployed and strapped for cash, I'd give it a try.
If it weren't for all the issues I've been hearing they're having because of the population increase, I'd be up for it.
No amount of money could make me live somewhere that fucking cold. Nonono. Maybe a summer job... but when fall hit I'd pack my bags.
2. No. What's gonna happen when the boom goes bust?
I have friends in Minot and ughhh I don't know if I could ever move there. I just can't take the cold. I have no interest in moving away from my family, but if that wasn't part of the equation... I guess I have quite a few friends there.
2. It's much the same in Alberta too, and no, absolutely not. Well, MAYBE if I was unemployed for a long time, but I'd certainly exhaust every other avenue first.