October 6, 2011 at 8:44 pm #7369cannonballMember
I’m TDY in the office, ticketed to head south on the 13th with orientation starting the 11th. STOKED. Shipped down 8 cans of fiber powder, that should last the year.
-NateOctober 7, 2011 at 1:03 am #7370SciencetechKeymaster
Shipped down 8 cans of fiber powder, that should last the year.
Dude! I thought I was the only one who did that (I never advertised it). Good on ya. Or maybe, good out of ya.
For other readers… The meals can be great, but the roughage is often limited. Fiber supplements are a good idea for some of us.October 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm #7371cannonballMember
People can be a bit prudish in matters related to the toilet. It’s a long season, I like to make sure I have that one important daily situation working as well as possible. If you can have a good poop every day, you’re doing okay. With the limited showers I can’t say enough about the moist flushable butt wipes, they can tidy up the pits too in a pinch. I should perhaps put this in another thread. Cheers.
-NateOctober 8, 2011 at 5:26 am #7372MradyfistMember
I just finished up TDY in Denver, tomorrow I have a day to sit back and relax, although unfortunately without any per diem beyond my hotel room so I’ll be eating cheap. Sunday I go in for orientation, and Monday I fly to CHC and on to MCM. Kind of unbelievable that this will be my third year; I started this thread when I was still waiting for an interview for my first year.October 9, 2011 at 12:34 am #7373linglinrtwMember
Im at McMurdo now.. accessing the web via 155’s computer lab 🙂September 23, 2014 at 3:19 am #7378mineobileMember
I see this thread is a few years old but maybe someone still looks at it. I just received my flight information and information for when I land in NZ. One thing I noticed, now it might be something that has changed in the past few years. But I have a 35 min. layover in Denver instead of staying a day like what my searches have shown. Is this now the normal since contracts have changed? Look forward to meeting everyone.September 24, 2014 at 12:58 am #7376SciencetechKeymaster
Only 35 min?? Uh, that seems short. You sure about that? I’d talk with the travel folks… you may need more time between flights.
I don’t know if they’re doing orientation in Denver or not; Palmer is, but Mactown/Pole may be doing it differently these days.September 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm #7377mineobileMember
I land in Denver the 30th at 4:45p.m. and then leave at 5:20 p.m. on the 30th. I’ll contact them about it and make sure thats right. I haven’t had to deal with layovers before with flights so this would be a first for me, which makes me nervous. Thanks for the response.September 26, 2014 at 12:53 am #7374Blueangels5Member
Hey mineobile, good to see you on these forums. I also had a question, seeing as the thread necromancy already took place…
When should a pole bound person be seeing tickets? I understand a lot of McM bound people had already received their tickets. I also know that the first LC-130 flight to Pole is scheduled for Nov. 1st, with a few basler flights possibly on the 25th-27th. I don’t know how LM run things, but I am to understand that there is no longer orientation in Denver? I guestimated my flight from my AOD to be around the 22nd, any input on when one should start being concerned with the lack of tickets?
Thanks, and I’ll see whoever is going this year soon enough.September 29, 2014 at 2:30 pm #7375skua77Keymaster
Generally these days there isn’t any orientation in Denver these days, unless you’re wintering at Pole or unless your job requires some specialized training at the Denver office.
If you haven’t heard anything about your tickets, there’s no harm in asking about when you will get them. People HAVE been forgotten…March 18, 2018 at 2:54 pm #22175Dan KohnerParticipant
It is sad that as of March 2018, the last entry here was almost four years ago. I would really like to talk with others who have gone through the process of being hired by PAE, Gana-A’Yoo, Ect.. I have applied to two positions through Gana-A’Yoo at McMurdo and one at Palmer yet have not heard anything. That was a month ago. Anyone who had been hired and worked for one of these companies please let me know how long it took to even get a reply back. I know they receive a lot of applications, but is it just luck you get hired.September 20, 2018 at 9:53 pm #22199spideyParticipant
Long time since I visited. Wonder who still pokes their head i. I got got up in the 9-5 but that may be wrapping up. Need to see what the current process is and where and when to get your chance in the hat.
Good luck all!
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