Interview with Molly Martin
ELECTRIC SHOCK AND HOW TO AVOID IT
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
Unions, Get In One and Get Off Your Butt. A Trade Workers Perspective.
An electrician’s perspective on why joining a union as a tradesperson is the smartest thing you’ll ever do, and why just paying your dues isn't good enough. What’s a union? A labour union is a group of workers who group themselves together to bargain with governments, industry and employers to improve working conditions. Its me, you, … Continue reading Unions, Get In One and Get Off Your Butt. A Trade Workers Perspective.
Why Roller Derby is Rad, and Why It Means So Dang Much: Feminism and Roller Derby On A Collision Course
Here is a song to listen to while you read this : Roller derby, a women's sport. When women play it’s called roller derby, and when men play its called mens roller derby. I have yet to find any other sport primarily featuring women. Does this make roller derby a feminist sport? To me it … Continue reading Why Roller Derby is Rad, and Why It Means So Dang Much: Feminism and Roller Derby On A Collision Course
First Aid, AED’s and Electrocution
Out on the work site, up a ladder, I'm wiring an LCC panel. The print is easy to follow, and all the cables are well labeled so my mind is able to drift around in thought. I'm thinking about AED's (automated external defibulators). In my electrical apprenticeship program, it was stressed repeatedly, (and this question … Continue reading First Aid, AED’s and Electrocution
Before I head over to the work zone, I stop by the bathroom. The substation I'm on is fairly large, with at least 3 bathroom I know of. There's one that's particularly gross and filthy, where the taps are the kind you have to hold open and the soap is vintage lever 2000 from the … Continue reading Toilets