How often does the mail come in to Mcmurdo during the summer ? My wife and I are both applying for employment. she is a postal worker seeking any information on the mail service there . Also are there many husband and wives that have spent time on the ice ? We welcome any information the group has to share. Thanks
For the good of all those who return to McMurdo next summer…I sure hope
your wife gets the Post Master Job there! Replacing the past post master
would be a real PLUS for McTown. Mail is a big and touchy issue there,
science comes first as it should but the ability to work with some people
that “Do” make mistakes at times with their mail it really would help to
have a Post Master that can and WILL compassionatley work with the
individual as well as live up to ALL agreements to resolve the issue. Yes I
have a very strenuous time with the past Post Master and I truly hope no-one
else has to experiance what I had to go thru. Im also aware of the fact
that many others (even the higher-ups)know of the problems but are unwilling
to resolve the issue. Like I said earlier…mail is a very touchy issue and
I hope your wife gets the job since a change is Really Needed.
There are plenty of husband wife teams on the ice. Both have to be hired as there are no nonemployees sent down.
Mail service is iffy. It’s not unusual for mail you send down in september before you left , to arrive around Christmas. Small packages get there faster than big ones. There are only two mail people on the ice in the summer and none in the winter so I would recommend that your wife apply for more than that one job.