Studs and Joist Hangers

It's really tough to be a woman in the construction field. There's what you might expect: discrimination, teasing, the dead-eye look at the contractor's counter. But the worst of it is that men don't trust a woman on a jobsite - they seem to suspect that a woman might do almost anything, from emetics in the coffee to letting go of the heavy end of the LVL at exactly the wrong moment. The suspicion is pervasive and ingrained......most recently I couldn't get a job at all. Though I've moved on in my work life - to something a little more regular in schedule and income - I still love to build things that work well and look good.
HandyMom HandyMom
51-55, F
May 13, 2007