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  • Please. This line of work is totally a sausage fest.
  • Ladies if you think awkward passes by nerds are uncomfortable, construction workers are much worse.
  • Be careful, subby.

    She *is* a maniac.
  • Good for them, nothing wrong with that. Tough job but can pay well
  • Is anyone really amazed at this? Some of the best heavy duty mechanics I know are women.

    It's the individual, not the gender.
  • EvilEgg: Ladies if you think awkward passes by nerds are uncomfortable, construction workers are much worse.


    They're not awkward. They actually think their behavior is appealing.
  • I think this is awesome.

    /knows some women who know how to weld
  • Women can show up to work still drunk just as well as men.
  • Why would you want a crappy job working at 6AM on a punch clock in a noisy factory filled with fumes and crappy working conditions? We already have a class of people to do these jobs, they're called "men". Women get university degrees in babysitting and hairdressing so they get the good jobs.

    What's so hard to understand about that?
  • Quantum Apostrophe: Why would you want a crappy job working at 6AM on a punch clock in a noisy factory filled with fumes and crappy working conditions? We already have a class of people to do these jobs, they're called "men". Women get university degrees in babysitting and hairdressing so they get the good jobs.

    What's so hard to understand about that?


    Men have got a taste of what it's like to be "stay at home dad's". And they like it!
    Don't you dare discourage the wimmens from ruining every man's dream.
  • WhippingBoy: Is anyone really amazed at this? Some of the best heavy duty mechanics I know are women.

    It's the individual, not the gender.


    I had the absolute pleasure to work with the first female Saturn certified master tech, and she was awesome.
  • Jokes is going to be on them. A friend who has 25 years experience as a welder recently found a new job after being unemployed for 11 months.....he's being paid $22.50 an hour. As he said to me, "That's what I was making 15 years ago."
  • Fissile: Jokes is going to be on them. A friend who has 25 years experience as a welder recently found a new job after being unemployed for 11 months.....he's being paid $22.50 an hour. As he said to me, "That's what I was making 15 years ago."


    Depending on where that is $45k isn't that bad.
  • My former welding instructor is a woman (I only had a very basic introduction to welding), but I think she is more of an exception a male dominated field . Most woman due shy away both from STEM jobs and most manufacturing, industry and construction jobs as well. In fact in the only program that isn't a total sausage fest at the technical college I go to is interior design.
  • davidphogan: Fissile: Jokes is going to be on them. A friend who has 25 years experience as a welder recently found a new job after being unemployed for 11 months.....he's being paid $22.50 an hour. As he said to me, "That's what I was making 15 years ago."

    Depending on where that is $45k isn't that bad.


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    Northeastern Pennsylvania. Had a job recently in Jersey working for considerably more than that.
  • My former welding instructor is a woman (I only had a very basic introduction to welding), but I think she is more of an exception to a male dominated field . Most woman do shy away both from STEM jobs and most manufacturing, industry and construction jobs as well. In fact the only program that isn't a total sausage fest at the technical college I go to is interior design.

    FTFM. Sorry, I'm still waking up.
  • Gwyrddu: My former welding instructor is a woman (I only had a very basic introduction to welding), but I think she is more of an exception a male dominated field . Most woman due shy away both from STEM jobs and most manufacturing, industry and construction jobs as well. In fact in the only program that isn't a total sausage fest at the technical college I go to is interior design.


    Well, the UN *has* predicted a huge world-wide shortage of interior designers by 2015.
  • What would be best is if high schools stopped pushing the idea that college is for everyone... it isn't. Vocational training was once a significant part of most school curricula.

    somebody who can make a clean TIG weld is far more valuable in the job market than a person who barely managed to get a Communications degree in 6 years.
  • We can do it!

    /not a woman
  • The_Original_Roxtar: What would be best is if high schools stopped pushing the idea that college is for everyone... it isn't. Vocational training was once a significant part of most school curricula.

    somebody who can make a clean TIG weld is far more valuable in the job market than a person who barely managed to get a Communications degree in 6 years.


    High school vocational training assumes funding that often isn't there, and people qualified to teach the subject and students who legitimately want to learn. High school should prepare everyone to go to college so the option is open to them if they want to continue on that path, but in doing so it will usually be subjects like vocational training that will cut.

    Anyway, my point is that 2 year technical colleges already do a better job reliably teaching these trades than high schools will ever do, such that the only point in the high school programs would be to spark students interests in the subjects.
  • Quantum Apostrophe: Why would you want a crappy job working at 6AM on a punch clock in a noisy factory filled with fumes and crappy working conditions? We already have a class of people to do these jobs, they're called "men". Women get university degrees in babysitting and hairdressing so they get the good jobs.

    What's so hard to understand about that?


    Ugly women need jobs, too.
  • The_Original_Roxtar: What would be best is if high schools stopped pushing the idea that college is for everyone... it isn't. Vocational training was once a significant part of most school curricula.

    somebody who can make a clean TIG weld is far more valuable in the job market than a person who barely managed to get a Communications degree in 6 years.


    That sounds like hard work. No thanks. I'm meant for "better" things. Let the proles handle the trades.
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