Re: working in Antarctica as an engineer
McMurdo doesn't have laundry-mats, but does have laundry facilities in all (or most) of the dorms. Two bars with limited hours, which serve a limited selection of food, one small store, a bowling alley, and a gymnasium. The galley is almost exclusively the source of meals. There are a number of things that require UTs (utility technicians) or engineers, however, including the power plant, water plant, and waste treatment plant.
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