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October 15, 2004

Work hard, play hard

By the way--in response to Billy's question about whether McMurdo is more like a resort than a lab: There are indeed some good parties and good people and a lot of good fun to be had, but there's also a 6-day work week with most people working > 8hr days (7:30-5:30) and a lot of busy times and demanding physical labor, depending on your job. It's all about balance. Keep in mind that the Coasties may have an easier gig than a lot of people down there and that they probably see the contract workers at the bars in the evenings, not at the work centers during the day.

But, people wouldn't go back to McMurdo if there wasn't something good about it.

Posted by beth at October 15, 2004 12:47 AM