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June 26, 2007 at 4:57 am #488
I’m deploying as a dining attendant in october, and I was wondering about staying in new zealand before and after the summer season; we’re supposed to be able to spend some time there afterwards, right? and if so, does all of that have to be arranged before deployment?June 26, 2007 at 5:19 am #4674nikk1Member
Hi! I’ll be a fellow DA too. 🙂 I can’t answer your questions, but I’m sure the others will be happy to fill in the gaps for you.June 26, 2007 at 7:20 am #4675SciencetechKeymaster
Yup, you can travel around in NZ after your contract. Nope, you don’t have to arrange it in advance.
A few weeks before redeployment (leaving the Ice) they’ll have a meeting and explain all your options, which can include FAF (First Available Flight home), leaving NZ on a fixed date sometime later (leisure travel), or having an open ticket with no preset date for flying home from NZ.
glennJune 27, 2007 at 1:05 am #4676
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Hey, Boz —
Congrats on getting a job as a DA. This will be a grand adventure for you.
You’ll have to go through an orientation in Denver before going down, so sightseeing before you deploy won’t work that well. On the way to the ice, you’ll only spend a couple of nights in Christchurch.
Coming off the ice, though, travel your ass off in New Zealand. It’s a beautiful country, filled with wonderful people (and if you’re into sheep, you’ll be in heaven).
Come January, there will be small groups of people sitting in the Coffee House, trying to plan the perfect NZ holiday. Our Store has plenty of travel guides, and maps, so you should wont for nothing. The ice is also home to some of the most well-traveled people in the world. Use them as a resource.
Where are you from, Boz? And what’s your first name? I’ll keep an eye out for you. And watch out for that nikk1 girl – she’s shifty…
Good luck, Boz. See you soon.
atlasJune 27, 2007 at 3:42 am #4678nikk1Member
I’ll be the first to advocate that Atlas is a wealth of information. However, don’t listen to him about the shifty part. He’s just afraid of the possibility of loosing a game of scrabble to a girl! 😉June 27, 2007 at 1:39 pm #4679MightyAtlasModerator
Not a girl…YOU!July 16, 2007 at 12:03 pm #4680crazycooter77Member
did somebody say sheep?July 19, 2007 at 4:15 am #4681
haha my name’s christine, I’m from the central coast of california.
I can’t wait to go down there and meet all of you 🙂July 19, 2007 at 10:57 pm #4682thepooles98Keymaster
I finally PQ’d today for Winfly. I’ll be down there when you arrive. Look me up in the electrical warehouse and I’ll get you sorted. Write Lorie for her ideas about what girlie things to ship down. The DA position is tough for some. Others who know what to expect think it is a blast. From what I saw at Whitneys I think you do fine.
MikeJuly 21, 2007 at 10:01 am #4683skua77Keymaster
Hey Mike, congrats on the PQ for winfly…and maybe a house somewhere when you get back.
As for me, maybe next year…July 23, 2007 at 4:46 am #4684John_WeaverMember
Glad to hear you got PQ’ed! I sure wished I could! I would love to get the heck out of this house! I think the walls are starting to close in around me!
JohnJuly 23, 2007 at 7:13 am #4685
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