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Published August 12, 2012, 02:32 PM

Woman who backed up oil patch gym worker gets job

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A woman who was waiting in line to take a shower at a fitness center in the North Dakota oil patch says she was offered a job at the gym when she scolded a man who refused to remove his dirty work boots.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A woman who was waiting in line to take a shower at a fitness center in the North Dakota oil patch says she was offered a job at the gym when she scolded a man who refused to remove his dirty work boots.

Barbara Hylick, of Orlando, Fla., later found housing, car and new friends through connections at work, and now she's making Williston her home.

Hylick, who came to North Dakota when a restaurant she managed closed, was living in an RV and showering at the club, which is common in oil country.

The man in the line ahead of Hylick claimed his boots cost $700 and refused to leave them in the entryway.

The Forum reports that Hylick came to the aid of a health club employee.

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