Korea to Offer Forecaster "Fat Pay Package"
Weather forecasting in Korea has a credibility problem. The situation is so bleak that its own meteorological association is looking outside its border for forecasting talent.
The Korea Times reports:
The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) ... has contacted several renowned weather experts in countries showing a high forecast accuracy including the United States, United Kingdom and Japan since last year.
Someone may receive an offer they can't refuse says the Times:
"....the total annually pay would reach more than $200,000,'' said a source who declined to be named.
The KMA plans to provide a house, personal secretary and full-time interpreter. It is also considering offering a round-trip flight ticket between Seoul and the scholar's hometown more than four times per year.
The Korea Times concludes by wondering if a foreign forecaster will have a thick enough skin for the job:
...the question is whether the non-Korean is capable of withstanding knee-jerk public sentiment if the prediction goes wide of mark.
That's funny, because just a couple weeks ago we had a case study of such a scenario in our own backyard...
Story Hat Tip: Prometheus
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