- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I have been reading through the post under the career board, and I am just wondering if there is any Bees out there who has an un-traditional “womans” job.
In the last two years, I have had quite the struggle in finding a job that I would just fall in love with. Just a breif history, before the last two years I was a professional motor-coach operator. Not your typical city bus driver, I am talking off road. In the mud, pushing snow with your bumper operator. And I loved it, more than that, I excelled at it. But, after seven years of doing I had reached the end of the line. Couldn’t go any further up the ladder so I abruptly quit, which brings me to the last two years.
I love transportation. I love safety in transportation. I have done everything from transporting the elderly and disabled to being a delivery driver for FedEx. I have gone back to driving school, and have aquired all commercial endorsements. I applied everywhere, thinking that surely someone would hire me, and nothing. Sorry, you have to have 2 years verifiable experience. And door after door slammed in my face. I have had 8 jobs in the last 2 years, and I have not been able to find that passion that I had for mud bogging in a motor coach.
August of last year. I called a friend that I went to driving school with. He put me in touch with his boss. And I ran to go and talk to him. After what seems like forever, I finally got the call. Somebody if finally will to give me a chance!! I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS GETTING MYSELF INTO!!
In the last 6 months I think I have aged 10 years from this job. I work with all men, who know far more than I will ever know. “The Boys” even have a running bet to see when I will quit. In the beginning I thought that I would never be able to drive an 18 speed 18 wheeler hauling liquid poison. I would come home and wake up in the morning and not be able to stand up or turn my head…….from the constant beating of 50,000 lbs of moving liquid slapping me in the back of the head all day long. Actually crying from being so scared of hauling this stuff in the first snow of the year. Fearful each day of having a spill of this stuff, and having those fears come to life earlier this month. Luckily, I was not injured. But is sure did send me into a frenzy of rethinking my career choice.
I haul sulfuric acid, and a lot of it. And it scares the hell out of me, but I continue on. I am not your typical “girl”. And if it is perplexing to me and anyone who is lucky enough to withness it…….for whatever reason I am all over it. And the money is well lets just say it is INSANE!!
Am I just weird?? Or is there any of you other ladies that have the not so typical career?? I am incapable of doing a regular job, I just find it boring. Please tell me I am not the only girl working in the mans world!!