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Are you interested in $5k per day job?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by FLIZZOW, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. FLIZZOW

    FLIZZOW Junior Member

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    Source REUTERS - Read More Here

    TOKYO (Reuters) - It's a job that sounds too good to be true -
    thousands of dollars for up to an hour of work that often requires little training.
    But it also sounds too outrageous to accept, given the full job description:
    working in perilously radioactive environments.

    In its attempts to bring under control its radiation-gushing nuclear power plant that was severely
    damaged by last month's massive earthquake and tsunami, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)
    is trying to get workers ever closer to the sources of stubborn radiation at the plant and
    end the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

    Workers are reportedly being offered hazard pay to work in the damaged reactors of up to $5,000 per day
    -- or more accurately, a fraction of a day, since the radiation-drenched shifts must be drastically restricted.
    A TEPCO official said this week that the beleaguered company has tasks fit for "jumpers"
    -- workers so called because they "jump" into highly radioactive areas to accomplish a job in
    a minimum of time and race out as quickly as possible.

    Sometimes jumpers can make multiple runs if the cumulative dosage is within acceptable limits
    -- although "acceptable" can be open to interpretation.
    In cases of extreme leaks
    however the radiation might be so intense that jumpers can only make one such foray in their
    entire lives, or risk serious radiation poisoning.
     
  2. BHLurker

    BHLurker Junior Member

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    I wont risk my life for $5K :)
     
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  3. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    have you looked at the time and date it was posted?
    :)
     
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  4. MoneyMakerMatt

    MoneyMakerMatt Junior Member

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    Its not April fools... I have been reading those articles for more than a week now. TEPCO really does need people to brave the radiation and they have to offer crazy sums of money to get anyone to do it since they are almost sure to get radiation related issues because of it.
     
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    how much are tickets to tokyo?
     
  6. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    reckon you would need good life insurance as well
     
  7. littleg2008

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    surely they can send in robots to do this?
     
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    yeah i read in newspaper that USA sending reboots to japen to help them
     
  9. hatena

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    good fortune for a price of life?
     
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    What about radiation protection suits?
     
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    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    i'd take it, just to goto japan, now how the heck do i get ahold of these people.
     
  12. yourmy

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    Are you interested in $5k per day job?

    no
     
  13. Randy569

    Randy569 Junior Member

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    So, as I see it, the options are:

    A. Go to Japan, work a short amount of time in a highly toxic atmosphere, collect the $5k, and hope I live long enough to spend it without suddenly sprouting a third ear out the middle of my forehead or some other odd mutation, and possibly dying a truly gruesome death.

    or...

    B. Stay here, keep working in a relatively safe environment, make a few hundred dollars a day, but over a long period of time and make a heck of a lot more than $5k, not sprout strange mutations, and live longer.


    In the words of Mr. Rogers, "Can you say 'No-Brainer'? I knew you could..."
     
  14. |BlackMarket|

    |BlackMarket| Regular Member

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    Dont you want to be a mutant??
    I mean...the ability to:
    - have a pair of hand with steel like wolverine
    - have a bullet vest proof skin like Clark Kent
    - shoot a spider web at your enemy like Spidey
    - suck people's money like Ewen C...

    and the list continue...
     
  15. luckyjim

    luckyjim Newbie

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    The problem is you don't live long enough to collect the 5K.