I Almost Applied for This Job

This is a job for Systems and Network Analyst/Programmer, something that I could do. It is for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, based nearby. The hitch is that it requires approximately 5 months per year at sea with 2-3 month cruises.

I am afraid that I might be seasick. I don’t think I would like being away from home for two and three months at a time. I have never been on any boat for more than a few hours. My brother tells horror stories about fishing junkets where he was deathly sick the whole time.

I almost pressed the “apply for this job” button. It was tempting. I have read many a seafaring yarn and I would love to try it, but this is no yarn. I did apply for a similar landlubber job and if I were to get that job, I might just volunteer for a trip once I scoped things out.


  1. envaneo wrote:

    There’s probably a hundred people in line ahead of you trying for the job.


    Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2:22 am | Permalink
  2. Keith wrote:

    I would be at the front of the line. I have a bit of experience. I’ve been programming and managing projects for 30 years for fortune 500 companies.

    The only reason that I would not get the job is if it didn’t pay enough. I am not cheap. A bargain, maybe, but not cheap.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:14 pm | Permalink