What’s the Skinny on Antarctica Jobs?

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  1. insipidtoast

    insipidtoast Light Load Member

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    There’s a lot of activity down near the South Pole. Just wondering if anyone knows of any purely driving gigs down there.
     
  2. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    Heard most companies leave you out in the cold.
     
  3. uncleal13

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  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    dress warmly?

    don't unzip your fly to wet the snow? or you'll get frost bite?

    don't eat the yellow snow?
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Only CDL-A jobs I saw require the driver to help with explosives.
     
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    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    What kind of activity penguins dancing??

    What kind of activity? Penguins in large numbers dancing?
     
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  7. ncdriver1

    ncdriver1 Heavy Load Member

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    Managed by the National Science Foundation, the USAP deploys roughly 3,000 people to Antarctica every year to conduct scientific research, or provide support to researchers through the operation and maintenance of the research stations and vessels. Inquiring about opportunities depends on your area of interest; however, the majority of employees are hired as support personnel through Leidos, Gana-A 'Yoo Service Corporation, GHG Corporation, and PAE, Inc

    I would think the pure driving jobs would be heavy equipment and/or passenger transport only.
     
  8. Chinatown

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    The ice is melting. Ancient forests are being discovered.
    1. 280-Million-Year-Old Fossil Forest Discovered in … Antarctica
      https://www.livescience.com/60944-ancient-fossil-forest-discovered-in-antarctica.html
      280-Million-Year-Old Fossil Forest Discovered in … Antarctica. Millions of years ago, when the continent was still part of a huge Southern Hemisphere landmass called Gondwana, trees flourished near the South Pole. Now, newfound, intricate fossils of some of these trees are revealing how the plants thrived — and what forests might look like as they march northward in today's warming world.
      • Author: Stephanie Pappas
    2. Images of Antarctica Old trees Discovered
     
  9. Brandonpdx

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    Define "a lot of activity". Is Amazon opening a distribution center over there?
     
  10. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    Don't those idiots realize they are standing upside-down down there!
     
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