18 years old. $4000 NZD. 9 months. Do these numbers add up?
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Apr 27, 2012 6:19 PM Last Post By: sambro
Apr 24, 2012 6:43 PM
Apr 26, 2012 1:27 AM
16OP, if you think you'll get a JOB in Antarctica, forget it. You have no life skills at your age that would equip you for any job there. Even cleaners need verifiable experience.
Paying to go there would be even more impossible- it's not cheap.
Your best bet for work in NZ is in horticulture, even if there is no picking going on, there will be pruning available for hard workers- but it won't be easy.
Apr 26, 2012 12:56 PM
17Horticulture was something I was definitely looking at. And regarding Antarctica, I hadn't researched anything there at all. I'll save it for a later date, when I have more experience.
Apr 26, 2012 4:57 PM
18Lots of work in tropical parts of regional western australia, roadhouses, supermarkets, and pubs all paying $20 an hour with accommodation .. Cattle stations taking on workers this time of year too until september
Like you do know a good percentage of nuzeelanders actually come to WA to work cos there's no economy back home for them?
Apr 26, 2012 8:27 PM
19Nothing wrong with dreaming and keeping an eye out, wafehling, as long as you know there's very little chance of getting to Antarctica on this trip. But, who knows, you might be that jammy so-and-so who picks up that dream job in Antarctica. (I have been hopping it will be me for at least 10 years now. Sigh. The other posters are right. You have no chance.)
Money can disappear very quickly when you are travelling. I'd look for a job pretty soon after you arrive and then do some weekend/short trips to start you off seeing the country. Horticulture and cafes are probably where you will end up, but look at admin/9-5 jobs too as they give you more chance of sightseeing and often pay more.
Apr 27, 2012 7:04 AM
20I'll apply for a few jobs down there, at least. Worth a shot.
And my plan is similar to yours. I plan to show up, get rid of my jet lag in Auckland for a few days, then head up to a WWOOFing farm somewhere in Northland.
Apr 27, 2012 7:22 AM
21You seem to have some smarts Wafehling, I like the way you think.
Get on the plane and use your smarts to get by while you travel.
I believe you will be fine and what's the alternative?....not leaving at all?
So get moving and ignore all the spend thrifts and be carefulers.
It'll be a buzz, good luck.
Apr 27, 2012 11:11 AM
Apr 27, 2012 6:19 PM
23Just make sure you at least have enough for a return ticket home and doooo itttt. You could get lucky, you could get unlucky...but least you'll find out and be oh so wiser from it. Couch surf and WWOOF and try make as many friends as poss...contacts are your best bet for gettin jobs or free accom.
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