Women on Ice

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stubeeef, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Certainly not what I was expecting. My first thought was woman's ice skating, one of my favorite Olympic events. According to the article it sounds like a great work opportunity in Antarctica. The rewards probably would be well worth the isolation. Definitely a very worthwhile activity.
     
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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  4. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I bet it was some desperate guys who are up there right now that summit this as a "job opportunity" for women.
     
  5. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    surrounded by randy dudes.
     
  6. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Randy dudes with nothing else to spend the money on...
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Pity they don't need any graphic designers.
    Not getting much around here anyway... :eek: :(
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    18 months!?!? That's a long time to be away. I've spent some time in the Arctic and its no picnic - especially in winter. 24 hours of night, no sun, can be a real downer - it will be interesting to see if this actually works :D

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  9. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    TOO many desperate tradesmen. They should increase the salary to attract more potential "tradeswomen." :D
     
  10. Kato C. macrumors member

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    Minus 40 C (or -40 F, same thing) is not so bad....it is the wind that will cut through you like a knife. A mixed gender work group keeps eveyone more stable. If you think a bunch of horny guys is tough to manage, try a group of catty, isolated women. I doubt much "let's keep warm together under the covers" goes on. Although, human nature being what it is.....
     
  11. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand the comments about the extended nights (stay inside, keep the lights on), or the cold (stay inside). Granted, I retired from the Navy, serving in submarines (no windows, it's really dark if the lights get turned off).
    I wouldn't mind going down to work. Unfortunately, I'm not a member of the target audience.
     

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