Antarctica – Horse Play
The things that go one here would never be allowed in big companies in the court crazy U.S. There is little chance of anyone outside the company regulating, so everyone does things that would be considered outrageous anywhere else. We have safety meetings Saturday afternoon. Idol threats about safety protocol are for amusement only. The safety meetings take place in the carpenter shop and the main point of them is to finish off the beer. Meanwhile people are stapled to the floor against their will with staple guns, and beer cans go whizzing through the air at random intervals, (which is why hard hats are required.) This Saturday there is a huge party being hosted in the carpenter shop, surrounded by saws, hammers, screw, nail, and staple guns.
When anyone gets injured they post the incident including names and details in the weekly company employee email; no privacy or confidentiality. Prescription pain relievers are handed out like candy in the Galley (cafeteria).
I have discovered the secrets to running a base in Antarctica; duct tape, WD40, and prescription strength ibuprofin. Everything else is superfluous.