Opportunity to move up without prejudice.
Machinist Apprentice (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 16, 2013
Enjoyed learning about all types of chain functions, such as being used in blood banks, motor cycles, milk carton assembly, to name a few. I felt pride when I saw the Diamond Chain logo on the chains we made, knowing that I was a part of that. Being accepted in the skilled trades department was met with mixed reviews. Being a typically male environment, it was tough at first, but working hard and accepting the position I was in finally paid off and I believe that I opened opportunities for other female gender to follow in my footsteps,.
Being able to work with such close tolerances made me feel proud.
Winning over the die hard people who believed a womans place was not in a machine shop.