Front Desk Clerk, Iqaluit, NU - July 11, 2014
I enjoyed working at the Frobisher Inn an Iqualuit. I had never worked that far north before and there is an experience of culture shock if you are moving for the first time from the South. The management makes the move easy since the company organizes the flight schedules and arranges a place for you to live. Staff housing is what would be expected - it is what you make it. Do lots of research so you bring the right things to Iqaluit to keep you occupied. Recreational activities are very expensive and you don't want to end up losing money while up there. Get a hobby and bring the hobby supplies with you. You will have lots of downtime in the dead of winter. Your work life depends heavily on the quality of your home life. Mental health and safety are very important. I am still in touch with a lot of the people I met up there. Everyone that goes up usually has the spirit of adventure in them. As a result you end up meeting some very interesting and unexpected people. You will make lots of friends if you are easy-going, outgoing, and non judgmental. The hotel can be a very fun and interesting place to work with a potential for a lot of great work experience and advancements if you have the right attitude. Iqaluit is what you make it - this is a hard city that is not going to make life easy for you if you are unprepared to deal with the challenges. Not a job for the faint at heart.