Had to visit an office outside of San Francisco back in 2019 on a monthly basis. Every time I’d drive in past this site that mentioned it was a NASA facility. Sounded awesome. I looked up and yes, they had a gift shop AND, allegedly, had a visitor area. So one drive in I stopped.
They were the NASA equivalent of your shop. Astronaut ice cream. Moon bouncy balls. Shirts that badly looked like a space suit. A few kinda pieced together exhibits and a room with a constantly running video were the “guest areas”.
My dad was a pipe welder in the arctic for a while, and said the same thing. Everyone made a lot of money because you were so bored that you worked all the time (ie. overtime pay) and there was nothing to spend money on. They played poker and drank. He paid his way through school doing that.
We had one congressional aide on a junket try to throttle a dining room worker because the soft serve ice cream machine was out of order. The weather was bad and the expected flight of supplies, including mix for Mr. Softee, had been delayed.
Can you get cabin.fever on a congressional junket?
I’m picturing one of those Ladd Corporation films-- the sort that breaks out the numbers for the audience so they don’t have to waste time establishing exactly why the setting exists, just that’s full of hard men subject to cold equations.
The charity says it’s currently hiring three to four people to work as base leader, shop manager and general assistant, with a monthly salary of between £1,250 ($2,041 Cdn) and £1,800 ($2,939 Cdn) per calendar month.
Applications from outside the U.K. are welcome, though the charity warns candidates “will be asked to provide documentation at the interview stage to prove your right to work [in the U.K.], which may include passports, indefinite leave to remain, visas, or any other supporting documents.”
The season is Antarctic summer between November and March.