Over the last few weeks, me and my Mom have applied to some companies in Alaska for work there. We’ve heard from some friends that you can make good money working there, so we thought we’d give it a try. We decided to aim for around April, which seems to be a good time for it. I’m not sure how long we will work there for, hopefully a couple months at least.
After sending out some applications, a couple places already emailed us. They seemed interested and scheduled an interview with us. My Mom actually already finished one interview and said it was very quick and easy, which is good news for me. I have an interview with the same company a few days after this article will be published, I’m hoping it goes as good as hers went. The other company that emailed us just said they would give me a call within the next week or two. I was hoping they would schedule a call like the first company did, it would make it a lot easier, but I guess that’s just how they work.
I actually have a great uncle that lives in Alaska, he is a hunting and fishing guide there. He had mentioned that there was a company in the town he lives in and that he is friends with the owner. He gave us the details of the company and my Dad called them a few times. Unfortunately, the owner is actually on vacation right now, so we will have to call them back when he gets back. My great uncle said that we should mention that we are related to him, because that would give us an easier time trying to get a job there. My Grandma thinks that we should go work for that company because her brother lives close by and can help us if we need it. I haven’t met him yet, but he seems like a very nice guy, so I would definitely like to meet him if possible. He even offered to take my Dad fishing, which would be fun and I hope to tag along too.
The work being in Alaska, we definitely have to be prepared. The companies actually recommend bringing a lot of stuff like medicine, good warm clothes, and toiletries because even though they are available there, a lot of stuff can be very expensive. We will definitely have to take some time and come up with a list of what to bring, what clothes to get, etc. I’ve read that the Internet there isn’t reliable and the companies don’t allow streaming, so I also have to consider bringing along some TV shows and movies on my phone to alleviate the boredom. I know that Netflix has an offline thing where you can download the shows, so I might look into that, and I still have a few shows that my friend gave me while I was in the Philippines.
After Alaska I really don’t have a solid plan. My Dad and I have been talking about a few possibilities, but I’ll have to hold off and think about them more after the work. There are a few paths that I could take, but as for which is the best for me will have to wait.