posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 07:39 PM
I think others have pretty muched covered the territory. All you can do is make choices that increase your odds. Obviously, the high-tech route isn't
going to be the easiest way in. There are plenty of lower-tier positions to shoot for to get you on the base. As has been explained here and other
places, even a high-tech job most likely won't win you any big secrets, as projects are compartmentalized, there are probably not too many people who
are "lucky" enough to be briefed on the "cool stuff".
The chances of learning anything "fascinating" are virtually nil, and unless you know someone who can pull strings, as controllable as becoming a
rock star. But, I do believe, with the proper planning, one might have a decent chance at actually getting on the base and maybe even seeing a few
As others have mentioned, you could shoot for a cook or janitor.
But I think there are other possibilities that might be a little more difficult to achieve but still very possible, and with a decent payoff.
I can speak to my own experiences here. When I was 17, I had a job as a civilian at a government facility, and by some oversight, I had a security
clearance. I believe they had forgotten to put the restriction sticker on my badge which basically meant I could go just about anywhere on the
fascility without an escort, which I did, often, and satisfied my curiousity plenty. Now, the stuff I saw wasn't anywhere near what I imagine they
have at area 51. The biggest concerns would be stealing small items or being exposed to dangerous things. I got to see and touch missles, bombs,
ammunition of all kinds, weapons, chemical weapon containers, and all kinds of unusual gadgets. The kinds of jobs I did were things like, working in
wharehouses, inventory, and that sort of thing.
See, even at area 51, they'll need a lot of grunt work to get projects done. They have to store nuts and bolts somewhere. The same goes for engine
parts (which I saw endlessly), weapons, and everything else they use for projects. Someone has has to pull stock and get it ready to move or ship.
Someone has to unload and put things on shelves. Somone has to maintain an inventory of what they have, which requires somone to go around and count
the stuff and verify quantity. This is all basically unskilled grunt work that you don't have to go to college for, which increases your chances of
doing it, and the payoff is probably much higher than a highly skilled worker outside of an admit position will ever see.
I also had friends who did engineering work at the same base, I saw far more "cool stuff" than they ever did.