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Work in Antarctica??? - May 8, 2008, 12:02 PM

OK, so several years ago I applied for a job with Raytheon Polar Services Company doing six months to a year in Antarctica but I never heard anything back. Just a few months ago I applied again for S&G's. This time I actually got a response! From what I understand researching this for the past day or two, the applicants far outweigh the available positions there, so I imagine sitting on this offer is not much of an option if I really want to go.

My question is have any of you actually worked at McMurdo, South Pole, or Palmer Stations, or have you had family or friends that did this? I would like to know about these experiences. It seems like a rare opportunity; I mean, hell, how many people can say they've done this? But I would also like to know if it's a total hell hole, that I would prefer to not learn first-hand.
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Dude...It's in Antarctica. Of course it's a hellhole.

But look at it this way, you'll always be able to say you worked there.


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They don't pay you lots of money to go to paradise... they pay you lots of money to go where no one else wants to fucking go... And for good reason.


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May 8, 2008, 12:56 PM

I don't know. Do you like penguins?


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May 8, 2008, 12:57 PM

It's 6 months. You'll survive it. Bring lots to read, a couple of cases of KY, and some long johns. You might survive.

I'd guess that the pay is fairly good. It's definately a dangerous environment though. Sounds pretty cool.


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May 8, 2008, 12:58 PM

On Break.com they showed what a condition 1 was like in the antarctic. You can't go outside in a condition 1. It's like hurricane force winds with freezing temps. Have a good time and good luck.
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May 8, 2008, 01:03 PM

don't be stupid and give up this opertunity! i have been to all kinds of hell holes and i am always glad i went. no matter where you go you are going to come back with all kinds of great stories to tell your friends. go! have fun! good luck!


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I'm still just tossing the idea around. The pay is roughly 15k less than I make now, but there is no rent, food, GAS PRICES, etc. So it could be beneficial, but like Stillie said, I could say I did it.

And damn, that would be crazy!!

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I bet the overall cost of living is better for you.

Here's the video I found on Break.com as mentioned above

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that is alot of money saved! food is about 400 a month + rent is atleast 1500 + insurance + car payment 500 that right there is 2400 a month that you aren't spending and 28,800 a year in savings! all i have to say is dude go for it! plus you won't be spending money going out so you will be saving that on top of the gas you are not using. so in one year i would say that is 30,000 dollars for a new bike, or bikes!


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i would say that is 30,000 dollars for a new bike, or bikes!
Yes sir! My underlying motivation revealed.
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Yes sir! My underlying motivation revealed.
I do believe it's considered a tax free rotation as well...


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May 8, 2008, 01:22 PM

I can't imagine taking a $15k paycut to live in what is quite possibly the most miserable place on earth... just to say I did it. Even with no rent etc, you're basically breaking even... and for what?

Now if this is something that is going to be some huge boost on your resume, will get you a huge pay raise when you return, further local job opportunities, etc... then sure, then it might be worth it.

But hey, I turned out down an opportunity that would've required me to move to Chicago because I think THAT'S too desolate and cold, so what do I know?


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May 8, 2008, 01:22 PM

Nah, you have to pay taxes. I am not 100% on why (I just know you do cause the letter said so) but I assume its because Antarctica is not a country and no nation holds claim to it. So I guess it would be like working on a boat or something, I guess the tax laws of the state your employer is based out of apply. Thats just an uneducated guess though.
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