The following was an actual posting for a chef position by the British Antarctic Survey Natural Environment Research Council:
“Antarctica is the coldest and most isolated continent in the world. It’s also the exhilarating, providing a unique and spectacular setting for our vital scientific research.
The successful chef candidate must have proven experience in kitchen management, including inventory control and producing quality menus for up to 100 people. You’ll also have basic computer literacy, good communication skills and the ability to work under pressure with limited time and resources. You must be willing to make a commitment for 18 months. Annual salary 23,000 British pounds [approximately $37,806 U.S. dollars on this day’s posting]. Qualifications in food hygiene required.”
The advert should have mentioned that a thick skin, thermal underwear and a silly hat would be useful, too.
From an excerpt from Food Jobs: 150 Great Jobs for Culinary Students, Career Changers and FOOD Lovers.