Going to the Ice is a great adventure but….the pay is not what you might
think it is. The pay is about the national average for a general welder as
so for the other trades. However; if they still operate like they did when i
was there before (1999-2000 summer season and 2002-2003 summer season) if
you were there before you would get a small bump in pay, about $50.00 a
week. Keep in mind your work week is 6 days a week 9 hours a day unless
they want or need you to work longer…and then there is no pay for the
extra hours worked. You may as well know up front so you dont get blind
sided once your down there. I went the first time mostly for the adventure
fully realizing I was being payed less than what I get at home.
I would still incourage you to send in another application and resume for
either the winter season coming up in Feb/March or in April try again. If
any welder from last year wishes to return the following season…they get
teh first chance and that is only fair. You will meet a great bunch of
people and like anywhere else…a few bad apples but all-in-all its very
much worth the adventure.