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Women Cash In on Dakota Oil Service Needs to Sustain Boom

Bloomberg -- Amanda Kieson gets calls at 2:30 a.m. to collect urine samples from workers involved in accidents in western North Dakota’s oil industry. The 33-year-old mother of two says she opened her testing service two years ago to get a part of the economic bonanza engulfing the region.

Geologist Careers
She often gives presentations at elementary and middle schools in the upper Midwest, encouraging girls to pursue careers as geologists to land jobs paying $80,000 to $140,000 a year. More than a fifth of her employees are women, cutting rock samples and detecting natural gas and oil, she said.

Women Needed
“We need women in this area to start businesses,” said Jessie Veeder Scofield, special projects coordinator for McKenzie County, which includes Watford City. “It’s not Minneapolis, and it’s...


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This is a great country.
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good for her
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good for her
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Good Stuff - How did Obama miss this?
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Great for ND and all workers.
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I say this in all sincerity and with no vulgarity intended; women are needed everywhere to bring balance and keep life worth living.
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Good for ND!
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More money was made during the gold rush selling services to miners
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Go for it!
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Good work!
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Strike while the iron is hot, the American way.
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Everyone makes money on the oil boom.
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A different type of Gold Rush!
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Ok
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Old News!
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There are other, more lucrative, ways for women to make money in the oil patch!
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Good for them
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Hope it all works out for them.
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ok
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Old
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Yes Virginia! phantom voters do exist on the GasBuddy website.
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Go for it.
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OK
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Jobs of every sort.
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whatever you can do 2 make a buck >>
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okay.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:42:03 PM

I went to skule. I did that. How come I ain't bein' paid nothing? Never mind Geology. I got Earth and Space Science and Enviro degree too. Oh well, guess nobody really needs none of them.
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good for her...
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Somebody's gotta do it and she's making money!
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better her than me
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Great thing for them!
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I'm sure men have opened new bus also
sexist article
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Good for them.
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No affirmative action needed here! Women will do the jobs they do best, when the government stays out of their way.
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Well done.
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Women i'm not surprised / LOL
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Wonder Woman.
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YOU GO WOMEN!
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80 -140k to collect urine?
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Hmmm...
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Could only happen in the good old USA.
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Great, but gas prices are still too high.
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Go girl!
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So?
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Don't need to be geologist to collect urine!
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Looks like everyone is in on the acdtion.
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