Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:24
I have only ever worked in male orientated jobs and I have to say nothing beats cracking up on site at 02:00 to attend a break down that the on site engineers couldn't repair to be positively scoffed at as you roll up the legs and arms of your overalls as they're much too long.
To be asked "when is the real engineer turning up?" And "what do they expect you to do with it?" By 6ft many inches of belly and pie.
To smile sweetly and ask if he'd be a real sweetie and carry my tool bag as it's much too heavy for me and watch him (as we walk what feels like miles through a hot and dusty factory) turn into a purple sweaty mess struggling with this tool bag even though you know you only need three or four tools from it.
To tell him he's such a strong chap and you're sooooo grateful as he mutters and slinks off for a cold drink.
To repair the unit within two hours and waltz past his office same tool kit in hand swinging it like a pint of milk waving as you go past.
It took them three months to find the two bricks left by the unit that I kept in my toolbox when it was in the van to stop it sliding back and forth and generally rattling around.
Not bad since they assured me the unit was oilled weekly!