He’s been there about a month now…I check the daily temperature there every day just to see how cold it is…today it was 49 degrees below O… F.
Yikes that is cold.
What’s he doing there?
he’s a concrete construction specialist…he’s helping build something out there…I looked it up…there are only 1106 people there…!!
Well honestly from my pov that sounds like quite of an adventure as not a lot of people can say they’ve been there.
That’s so cool! I applied to McMurdo station a few years back as a baker, but I didn’t pass the physical screening. I think it would have been awesome living on base and making food for the summer, then just traveling the world the rest of the time.
Wow! That’s amazing that you applied. I wonder what a Skunk like me could do there? But I’d fail the examination too with depression, bad eyes, and…uhhh…errr…oh yeah, sza.
They don’t care about bad eyes, but they said they couldn’t guarantee I would get access to my medication because of the extreme conditions there. A shipment might be delayed or something, and I’d still have to get up and make food every day so the base could eat. It was a dealbreaker, unfortunately.
But it’s so cool there. Even the janitors and stuff tend to have technical backgrounds, and you make decent wages but room and board is free, haircuts are free, the limited Internet is free, and you just spend your downtime talking about science with other nerds. People save up their whole paychecks for 6 months and then go wild the other six months with their wages.
I’m sorry that didn’t work out for you. But I can just imagine how unique such an experience would be. I read a really cool book many years ago about that doctor who was diagnosed with breast cancer while at an Arctic research station and had to be operated on by non doctors to save her life. I guess they couldn’t evacuate her due to the hostile conditions.
It would have been quite the experience, but I’ve had plenty of other experiences very few people have. I did one of the most dangerous cliff dives in the world, and it was awesome. Permanent ankle damage, but awesome.
I know it is dangerous, but it is also a challenge to live in Antartica. Not many people can say they have done that.
I worked at a funeral home when I was 17. They let me slice and dice. It’s pretty morbid when you think about it but not many teens can say they were allowed to dissect down to arteries to insert the cannula. It was good experience. I got to see first hand where people’s stupid decisions put them.
They make good money there.
yes my brother has always been very wealthy from all his contracting…he was in Afghanistan during the war and is a veteran…he learned his trade in the Air Force there…
then when he got out he contracted to Iraq and Kyrgystan. I don’t know how to spell that. anways…when he gets vacation time he goes all over the world…he turns 36 this Halloween. his initials accidentally spell BAT. haha he is my bad brother but I still care enough about him to worry silly about him there.
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