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Working in Antarctica

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Elta, Jul 20, 2007.

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Poll closed Apr 15, 2010.
  1. Yes

    84 vote(s)
    92.3%
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  3. Depends on the job

    6 vote(s)
    6.6%
  1. Thorbal

    Thorbal not enough ram!

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    Now that is really the first time I have ever heard someone say that, thanks :blush: :lol: ! Where I come from, we are generally seen as... well... taxi drivers, but less qualified ones. If it hasn´t anything to do with machinery, mathematics, cars etc. it must be completely useless. Argh, going off topic again, sorry.
     
  2. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    I'll go, absolutely.
     
  3. Firstlady

    Firstlady Sunlight's Breaking

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    Yes, most definately.
     
  4. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    This girl i knew from school went there for a little while, won some trip to scot base.
     
  5. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    Did she like it? :)
     
  6. silver 2039

    silver 2039 Deity

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    I would definatley go. It would be a great expirence to go there, I like cold weather and 4 times normal pay just makes things even greater.
     
  7. Harald

    Harald Prince

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    What he said.

    Besides then I would only have 5 'easy' continents left to visit. :)
     
  8. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Deity

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  9. woody60707

    woody60707 Deity

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    Just about to ask the same thing.

    I would do this in a second.

    Edit: Doesn't NASA doing things with running experiments all the thing with people?
     
  10. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    I'd go if I could get free Internet and reasonably warm, safe accommodations. For four times the pay that is. Not just for the hell of it.
     
  11. Drewcifer

    Drewcifer Agent of Karma

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    While looking for a job recently I ran across this posting on craigslist:

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/fbh/347889369.html

     
  12. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall High Elven Ghost Agent

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    No way, I rather be in a temperate climate near civilization.
     
  13. amadeus

    amadeus Civ2 / Law and Order!

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    $377 per week? Surely they jest.
     
  14. Ramius75

    Ramius75 Deity

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    it will be interesting :D
    and 250K is a lot of money. where i sign up ?? :D
     
  15. CIVPhilzilla

    CIVPhilzilla Reagan Republican

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    Why not, get a new experience, get a lot of extra cash, and finally find a place that can't escape the annoyances of everyday life like advertisements and politics.
     
  16. Chaos_BF1942

    Chaos_BF1942 Prince

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    Well you could bring a copy of Civilization with you. That way you will always be near it :)
     
  17. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Jeez, cut a guy some slack, you're probably not going to find anyone named "WellInsulatedQuonsetHutDude" on the internet, and I'd be more appropriate than "PalmFrondShackDude" at least.

    And I certainly know that there are no moose in Antarctica (at least none without frequent flyer miles), just like there are no penguins up north, that's how I got so much mileage out of telling credulous lower-48ers how the penguin problem in my igloo reminded me of how bats and squirrels infest the occasional attic farther south. :lol:
     
  18. MOTH

    MOTH Emperor

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    Yes, that is only about $20k a year, but room and board are also included, so that money is basically free and clear. Not bad given the experience you gain.
     
  19. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    It simply irritates me that some people insist on having penguins at the North Pole and Inuit/igloos at the South Pole. It irritates me when penguins are shown with Santa Claus, and wearing cute winter hats.
     
  20. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    And me as well, though I've mostly gotten over it. I haven't gotten over folks inability to spell Arctic and Antarctic with two C's, though.
     

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