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Old 01-09-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Then one time there was this guy...
Where was that picture taken at? For some reason it looks familar.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Anchorage Suburbanites and part time Willowbillies
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Where was that picture taken at? For some reason it looks familar.
The Public Safety office village of Wainwright 1980.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: One of the "New" States
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How adorable! Is there a rescue or sanctuary for polar bears? Can you see walrus or seals in Barrow?
Something tells me that you may not be ready for a move to Alaska without visiting the area first. Coming from Florida, you're going to be in for quite a wake up call, especially in a place like Barrow. You're looking at moving to an area that is lucky if you hit 50 degrees in the summer and regularly have months, upon months, of darkness and well below 0 temperatures.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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The Public Safety office village of Wainwright 1980.
I worked out there in 1984. It looked about the same then minus the polar bear cub.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: florida
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Florida is not the only place I have lived. I was raised in a Navy family so I have lived coast to coast border to border in the "lower 48". I realize the cold of Barrow is far different than Michigan or Rhode Island (where it snowed on my birthday in August), but I am looking to do and see something new a different. I have been a travel nurse and worked at huge inner city hospitals and tiny rural hospitals so am not worried about the work environment. I certainly am not planning to show up and live off of the land like I see others post. I do require running water and indoor plumbing other than that I take the girl scout attitude. Who knows if they will even give me a job in 9 months?! I like challenges
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Anchorage Suburbanites and part time Willowbillies
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How adorable! Is there a rescue or sanctuary for polar bears? Can you see walrus or seals in Barrow?
No sanctuary in Barrow. Yes you can see just about all arctic animals around Barrow.

Some time, when I have down time, I will tell the story of the polar bear cub.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Anchorage Suburbanites and part time Willowbillies
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teridb,

A good attitude is 80% of whether you can make it in Barrow.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Barrow Alaska
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The new Hospital is amazing (for village standards), my son is a full time student/dental assistant. Walking right now (1-23-14) is pretty problematic, but as Wynternight said you will have a shuttle, and all the Taxi's will only charge you 6 bux a trip, thats not much considering the wage you will make here.

I have 2 dogs, i wish i has found others to adopt them before we moved up here, there is very little time or space for dogs, i feel a cat with a decent sized cat box is much more suited for the long winter months enclosed indoors.

Make sure you leave any of your pre conceived notions of others behind Barrow will practically force a new perspective on life.

Also, all the whining in New York drives me nuts, if you think the weather is terrible in the lower 48, please reconsider moving here, snow is the norm, not he exception and -35 (wind chill) is a warm day in January.

Otherwise i think moving to Barrow is a great way to start a new career in Nursing, you will make a larger wage than most other places, and the housing is definitely a plus.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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When I was there in 2009, the hospital paid $28 an hour no matter how many years of experience. Barrow is definitely not for everyone. I tried.......I failed. I ran out three months after I got there.

Good luck with your move.

Icu2rn
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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When I was there in 2009, the hospital paid $28 an hour no matter how many years of experience. Barrow is definitely not for everyone. I tried.......I failed. I ran out three months after I got there.

Good luck with your move.

Icu2rn
Were you there as a traveler or perm staff? The pay has gone up since you were there. It was higher when I started in 2010.
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