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Other voices: Supply and demand in the Oil Patch
Pioneer Press ^ | 7-10-12 | editors-Grand Forks Herald

Posted on 07/11/2012 1:59:20 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

The guy has zero college and walks out of high school and is making 90-grand," said a Williston, N.D., teacher with a master's degree, speaking to The Associated Press about a former student who's working in the Oil Patch.

"To me, that seems to be an injustice."

Say what? Neither justice nor a degree entitles a person to a higher income. That's one of the fundamental truths of the labor market, and people in Williston and elsewhere should understand why.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: bakken; demand; envy; hate; jobs; nd; oil; prosperity; supply; teacher; williston
The more I read teacher's quotes in newspapers, the more I wish they'd all lose their jobs.
1 posted on 07/11/2012 1:59:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Maybe the teacher should get a job in the Oil Patch.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 2:02:32 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Dead on the mark and should be required reading for all HS students....


3 posted on 07/11/2012 2:03:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: TurboZamboni

Ever wonder why teachers resist automation and computerization so much? 90% of them could replaced by computers that would do a much better job of teaching the kids. You’d only need to retain 10% of them for interactions that don’t require computers.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: DuncanWaring

But it’s hot and hard work.

Plus they don’t have a teacher’s lounge.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 2:05:41 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni
The guy has zero college and walks out of high school and is making 90-grand,"

Good for him...

Anyone that can cope with frostbite in winter and mosquitoes big as birds in the summer deserves 90 grand.

6 posted on 07/11/2012 2:08:03 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Spktyr

You’ll get to buy new computers for each kid, but no teachers will be laid off.

And test scores will drop,but your property taxes will still go up to pay for the latest school levy and pension increase.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 2:10:59 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni
"To me, that seems to be an injustice."

Real justice would be if this teacher had to work in the oil field for a while and then see if he complains about the money they make. My bet is he'd gladly take a cut in pay to get back to his sweet hours and air conditioning.

8 posted on 07/11/2012 2:17:24 PM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: TurboZamboni

The free market is obviously functioning correctly, since a Master’s Degree in education is academically equal to a 1950s 8th grade education.

If that teacher wants the bucks, let him get out in that oil field.

As far as I am concerned, the entire field of “education” should be flushed down the toilet to join Obama and his minions.


9 posted on 07/11/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Bearshouse

Plus the chance to ‘date’ students.

“Elk River: ‘Love’ led to teacher’s sex with student, lawyer says “

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_21045198/teacher-who-had-sex-student-17-deserves-mercy


10 posted on 07/11/2012 2:25:37 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hot ... except in the winter ... when it’s so cold the dogs freeze to the fire hydrants.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hey teach! How many teachers get killed in work related accidents each year?


12 posted on 07/11/2012 2:32:47 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: TurboZamboni
“Plus the chance to ‘date’ students.”

The students in today's Pooblic Skool Collective are the first or second largest reservoir of STD, probably just behinds South Beach, Key West, and San Fran Sicko.

“Things are not always what they seem, bedhopper.”

;-)

13 posted on 07/11/2012 2:34:50 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: TurboZamboni

I have fourteen years of college. My nephew has none and is 22. He makes twice the income I do as a welder on the oil rig sites.


14 posted on 07/11/2012 3:18:26 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: DuncanWaring

The roughnecks don’t get a three month vacation during the summer, snow days, paid pensions and free health insurance.....no wonder our kids are losing ground to the rest of the world....


15 posted on 07/11/2012 3:44:14 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: vetvetdoug

just dam
use this for good
I sent you comment to my sons.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 4:36:07 PM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Well let that little spindle-shanked winesop strap on a set of steel toes, a tin hat and go get himself some of that 90 grand. If he can follow directions he might even keep all of his fingers while he’s breaking out (learning the trade).


17 posted on 07/11/2012 4:40:53 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: spankalib

My nephew has all he wants. His Father and I have laid a plan out for him so he could really start taking it easy and live comfortably for the rest of his life by the time he’s thirty. Welding takes some muscle but he’s using his brain for the future.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 4:42:16 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: TurboZamboni
said a Williston, N.D., teacher with a master's degree

That's envy and ignorance talk, right there.

Spend a few months as a roustabout, chump, and we'll see what you have to say then, if you survive.

19 posted on 07/11/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: vetvetdoug

I was a welder for 7 years (long ago)
God BLESS YOU!


20 posted on 07/11/2012 4:50:20 PM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: TurboZamboni

“To me, that seems to be an injustice.”

Me too! The guy should be making more considering the difficulty of the work.


21 posted on 07/11/2012 5:18:28 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Factoring in the taxes paid on that 90k, the kid isn’t making as much as the jealous teacher thinks. He’s contributing to the teacher’s eventual Medicare and SS, too.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: TurboZamboni

This teacher should have some whine with that government cheese he or she is eating.


23 posted on 07/13/2012 7:45:28 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: TurboZamboni
And test scores will drop,but your property taxes will still go up to pay for the latest school levy and pension increase.

And I still wouldn't be able to get a darned pencil sharpener for my classroom.

If that teacher wants to make $90k, then he should go work in the oil fields.

24 posted on 07/13/2012 7:52:48 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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