Although that sounds as desirable as a jail sentence when compared to cooking at a four-star restaurant, its a dream come true for Sally Ayotte, who feeds 1,200 scientists a day at the U.S. Antarctic Program research centers at the South Pole.
Shes one of 100 women profiled in a new book, Be Happy At Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs and Why (Ballantine Books), and author Joanne Gordon says she finds Sallys story interesting because before she interviewed the chef, I couldnt understand why someone who could cook anywhere in the world would choose to cook at the bottom of the world.
The secret to the chefs happiness is the people she feeds: She loves taking care of people using food and really gets to nurture the scientists at the base, who are far from their families and in need of some TLC.
Gordon also uncovered women whose happiness-inducing jobs include opening doors at a Manhattan apartment building, nude modeling for artists and managing a screwdriver plant.
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