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January 13, 2005 at 6:00 am #331
Hello Everyone. Just been nosing around the website – Antarctica is somewhere I go in my head when times get rough. I guess I’ll never get there now – being 45… and I reckon there is not much use for a barber up there! A superb insight into another world though – thanks paul! I shall check back often.January 13, 2005 at 6:04 am #2318
Paul? Where did that come from? I meant Mike!January 13, 2005 at 6:30 am #2319
Don’t give up hope. 45 years old would put you just over the average age down here. Plenty of people into their sixties find jobs. And yes there is a barber in the summer, although it’s more of a hairdresser. Unisex barber/hairdresser. The winter hairdresser doubles part time as a housing person. Janitor, or maybe in the laundry room.
This year they were without a hair cutter for a couple of months. You might as well apply and see what happens.
mikeJanuary 13, 2005 at 11:55 pm #2320MN-SparkyMember
Why not try to live that dream! I was almost 50 when I went to Antarctica
the first time as an Electrician. They do have Barbers there….infact I
think they still use two of them. It is true how ever…..the ladies that
have done that job were far better to look at than another Guy. You would
have a chance to be hired….go for it!
By the way…..its DOWN there, not UP there….the Arctic is up there. Just
a point of referance….
RickJanuary 16, 2005 at 4:43 am #2321brendanstamp05Member
You could always come here in a different role amd barber in your spare time, we had a few do that list year as there were not always times available for regular hair cuts.January 16, 2005 at 6:27 am #2322
Don’t! You’ve almost got me thinking I COULD. How does one approach things from the UK? Do you have to travel to this Jobfair thing in the US? I presume most people there are from the States, are there many different nationalities there? You must have heard these type of questions a million times before for which I apologise!January 16, 2005 at 11:44 am #2323
On no. Not the UK. You pretty much need to have a US work visa to work here. We have a couple of foreigners (Lucky are you an alien?) but most have been residents stateside and have the correct paperwork. You might try the British Antarctic Program.
mikeJanuary 17, 2005 at 2:07 am #2324
I’m sorry to hear that. That bloody Atlantic! Perhaps I’ll try the BAS – but more likely I shall leave Antarctica in the imagination, forever unspoiled and with the noble, universal respect for which you great people tread in our name.Take care Mc Murdo!January 18, 2005 at 1:19 pm #2325brendanstamp05Member
Yeah Mike, I am a Mick meself. We have a few brits here and a few from around Europe too, Italy and Germany mostly. The program is talking about hiring a bunch more Kiwi’s as they are finding it hard to get enough Americans for certain roles here adn the costs are more expensive so maybe check into what they are doing to get the Kiwi’s working here and try to get in on that way.
Best to ye mate.
Lucky.February 9, 2005 at 1:18 am #2326willKeymaster
That is funny you mention your age. When I am retired, I want to come down here (to Antarctica) again. Youre never too old, as long as you can pass the physical exam.
AmyMarch 7, 2005 at 9:37 pm #2327
Okay, I’m a 42 year old hairdresser and need a change. I’ll apply. Where do I apply? Only thing is I already live in tundra-like conditions!!! March 7th and we are expecting lows of 9 below zero fahrenheit and it’s getting real old real fast. But hey, I’m already used to it. I don’t even care what the job pays, I just need a change.March 8, 2005 at 1:30 am #2328
For best chances, go to the job fair in Denver on April 8th and 9th. Otherwise apply online at http://www.polar.org.
By the way, there is a hairdresser job down here. Can’t have shaggy haired Antarcticans. Check with the housing people at the fair. I think they hire the hairdresser. 42 years old would put you just over the median age. The oldest that I’ve seen here in the last few years was 82. Lots in their 60’s.
mikeMarch 8, 2005 at 7:14 am #2329
Funny, I was just looking at the average temps in Antarctica and I’ll be damned – its warmer there than where I live in northern MinneSNOta !!! But I’ll bet its windier there than here!March 8, 2005 at 7:23 am #2330
One question Mike, How long do the jobs generally last?March 8, 2005 at 11:58 am #2331TheNomadMember
Jobs generally last around 4 months…Jeff
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