Workers Without Borders, a few neat none-profits you can put your trade skills to work with! There is a place in every trade persons’ heart for sharing their skills and knowledge with others. It feels good to be able to say; ‘I can make that happen’, and then to demonstrate. And that is why working … Continue reading SHARING POWER WITH THE WORLD BY SHARING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
New merch site launch! You can now get Secretlifeofanapprenticeellectrician art put on almost anything! Stickers, cell phone cases, pillows, tshirts, water bottles, mugs! check out the online store!
calling all tradies! Do you have a story of something funny or weird or disturbing that you want me to make into a comic? send me a message!
Shop Talk Trade Comics, for construction trade workersA comic book written by and for construction trade workers, from the perspective of one lady electrician. Feminist, insightful, witty, entertaining. 5" by 7" nearly 100 page booklet. perfect as a gift, for yourself or for the tradesperson you know. Now comes with free sticker, personalized note, and … Continue reading SHOP TALK TRADE COMICS For Construction Trade Workers BOOK (2nd Edition) AVAILABLE NOW!
Trying to understand trauma, our place on the earth, and how we are all connected for better or for worse. A lot of time to think while in self quarantine during a global pandemic.
how my check engine light is my tarot reading.
Apparently electricians are crazy. They work with electricity, a dangerous form of energy that can kill you! They magically put life into things and go home at the end of the day as though they are JUST average bears. They risk their lives, so the rest of the world can have lights on at night … Continue reading ELECTRIC SHOCK AND HOW TO AVOID IT
So, turns out dropping a dozen sheets of drywall onto your own legs, being pinned to the ground in a crumpled mess underneath the near tonne of dead weight, finding yourself surrounded by people who panic with you, rush to your aid, get enough able bodies together to lift the sheets high enough for you … Continue reading Eff You Drywall.
A short article about workplace gossip, and some notes on trying to stay out of the gossips path.
I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health and addiction in the trades these days. So much so that I frequent the Centre For Disease Control and World Health Organization websites looking for interesting articles and statistics regarding construction workers and their overall relationship to mental health and addiction. I have heard that rates of … Continue reading Mental Health and Addiction In The Trades