If you want to go to the South Pole and can’t get a nifty job, there’s an easier way. All you have to do is pay about €40,000 and you can come to the South Pole. Included in your fee [none of which goes to the NSF or anything like it] is a short tour of the Elevated Station, a chance to take Hero Photos at the two poles, and use of the guest outhouse. No, you can’t use the inside plumbing. You can visit the Tourist Booth, and be cold. Also, you can visit the store and buy souvenirs. But not food, drinks, toiletries, or alcohol. Nothing that the polies might end up needing.
Sixteen hours of flying after you get to Chile, for about three hours at the pole. You decide.