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August 18, 2007 at 8:03 am #508LittleLyzzieMember
Hey, I am looking for something new and different. Why not Antartica?
Where do I apply to get there? I don’t have any degrees but loads of retail and office experience.August 18, 2007 at 8:47 am #4875MightyAtlasModerator
First off ,you need to spell it correctly. It’s Antarctica. It means ‘no bears’.
Secondly, visit http://www.rayjobs.com . They’ll have a listing of available jobs. Could be for McMurdo, South Pole (the red-headed step-child), or Palmer (not really considered a part of the continent, since it’s up in the Banana Belt).
Not alot of retail jobs here since Wal-Mart closed up. However, those workers were absorbed quickly, and we still maintain our 0% unemployment rate!
The mayor is VERY happy with that statistic.
Good luck, Lyzzie!
aAugust 18, 2007 at 12:24 pm #4876thepooles98Keymaster
When you apply using http://www.rayjobs.com , the city the jobs are listed under is Centennial, Colorado. That is the home office location for the Raytheon Polar Services Company.
MikeAugust 19, 2007 at 7:00 am #4877m0lochKeymaster
They haven’t gotten that fixed yet? (the centennial thing)
Of course you’ll also need a login and password @ rayjobs…one in a series of about a thousand if you get hired.August 19, 2007 at 7:30 am #4878thepooles98Keymaster
Apply now just in off chance that someone drops at the last minute and leaves an open job for October. If you do get hired get your medical done as soon as possible.
As M0loch said you are amoung thousands of applicants when you send the email applications. You can improve your chances slightly by attending the job fair in April. It doesn’t actually give you a great advantage other than you may get a name of someone that does the hiring for the dept you are looking at. If you are really lucky and they like you, ask if you can keep in touch. Sometimes that puts your name ahead of the people who only applied by email.
MikeAugust 19, 2007 at 8:01 pm #48791sweetkimmyMember
How do you get paid when you work in Antarctica? Taxes taken out or do you have to do that yourself? I know that some people are on disability and SSI so I was just woundering.August 20, 2007 at 1:59 am #4880MightyAtlasModerator
Mike is just about to leave Christchurch, on his way down to McMurdo.
Working down here is like working anywhere in the States. We’re paid every two weeks, taxes are deducted, and your check is direct-deposited.
In fact, every government agency has indicated that Antarctica is a foreign country EXCEPT the IRS.
So it’s pretty much ‘taxation without representation.
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