I have lived in Dickinson, North Dakota for four years now. In the past two years, I have written approximately two hundred blog posts. I have stated that the purpose of this blog is to write the truth about Dickinson, so that people from out of state who are considering moving here will have correct information, so that the people who recently arrived here can understand what is going on, and so that the long time residents can see what other people experience in Dickinson.
My primary motivation in creating this blog website was probably anger. I was angry about the way people from out of state were mistreated in Dickinson. I was angry about how I was mistreated. I was angry about it, I didn’t like it, and I wanted to do something about it.
For at least the past year, anyone, anywhere in the world who wants to know anything about Dickinson, North Dakota, gets their information from me. Anyone who looks up “living in Dickinson”, “moving to Dickinson”, “relocating to Dickinson”, “what is Dickinson North Dakota like”, “people in Dickinson”, “economy in Dickinson”, “women in Dickinson”, “Catholics in Dickinson”, “corruption in Dickinson”, my website comes up at the top or near the top of the search results.
I am happy that my blog website about Dickinson, North Dakota comes up at the top or near the top of the first page of search results so that everyone in the world can know how badly out of state workers were mistreated and taken advantage of in Dickinson. Below I will give one example.
In 2014 there was a well known manufacturing company in Dickinson that had a job advertisement for an estimator, designer, and drafter. I applied for this job. I had a bachelor of science in engineering, had worked for several years and several companies as an estimator, and had worked for several years and several companies as a designer and drafter. This manufacturing company offered to pay me $18 per hour, forty hours per week, which equals $720 per week.
In 2014 in Dickinson, a concrete laborer was paid about $18 per hour, worked sixty hours per week, and made about $1,260 per week. A road construction flagger was paid about $20 per hour, worked sixty hours per week, and made about $1,400 per week.
The difference between a concrete laborer, a road construction flagger, and an engineer is this: an engineer most likely graduated from high school at the top of his class or he would not have been admitted to an engineering college, he had a very difficult five to six years of college which cost anywhere from $40,000 to $100,000, and, a concrete laborer or flagged didn’t graduate from high school.
The majority of people in Dickinson so hate people with an education, that they offer engineers 1/2 the weekly pay of laborers who didn’t even graduate from high school.
Most of the manufacturing companies and other companies in Dickinson disrespect and mistreat degreed engineers in every way possible, because they hate educated people. The people in Dickinson like this, that is why they do it.
Now that the Oil Boom has gone away, Dickinson is going to have economic difficulty because it has very few industries that are not oil field related or oil field dependent. If you disrespect and mistreat engineers, and have done so for years, yes, you will have a lack of manufacturing and industry in your area.
I know how poor Dickinson was prior to the first Oil Boom in the 1950s, and in between the Oil Boom of the late 1970s and the Oil Boom of 2007. You all can go back to growing corn and sunflowers now to earn your living. I want to stick around so that I can see each and every one of you, get what is coming to you, after you mistreated and took advantage of all the out of state workers for the past eight years.