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Enlarge: Retropolis offers career opportunities to absolutely everyone

There are so many employment opportunities in Retropolis that we can't possibly describe them all - but we leave the subject with this, which proves beyond doubt that there is a job here for anyone - regardless of their skills and abilities.

While the plum job on an airship is - of course! - the Captaincy, with that impressive hat and the riding crop, there are any number of other important and prestigious positions on the airships of Retropolis.

Cooks, for example. The crews who swarm over the gas bags and make speedy repairs. The stewards who serve travelers and empty the ashtrays in the pigskin-lined smoking compartments. Cabin boys. And so on.

And then, of course, the incredibly important and yet underappreciated job we celebrate here today. Because at some point, just about any airship needs to gain altitude in a big hurry. And there are only so many ways to do that. So here, salute the unsung heroes of the skyways: Ballastmen!

Provided at reasonable rates by Geo. Postlethwaite and Sons. No returns; sorry!
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Mike says:
January 2nd, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Ballastmen, not to be confused with paratroopers

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