Women on the Line - Shannon – J.L. Matthews Co., Inc.

Women on the Line - Shannon

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How long have you been a lineman?

6 months



Why did you choose to become a lineman? Has anyone else in your family been a lineman?

I’m the first in my family to get into the trade. I wanted to get into a trade that allows me to see new things everyday and travel!


What's your favorite part about the job? Why?

I love the traveling.


If you could change something about the job, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change anything about it, I love every day.    


How has your life changed since starting your career as a lineman?

I have met so many good people and have gotten to travel to some really cool places.      


What's your craziest story from the job?

I haven’t had any crazy experiences yet but working during a storm you see some pretty tragic things, such as wrecked houses.    



What's the longest you've been away from home because of work?

So far, only a week!    


What would you say is the hardest part about being in a predominantly male industry?

To be honest, sometimes it’s really annoying and inconvenient trying to find a place to pee!        


What advice would you give a woman who's thinking of becoming a lineman?

Go for it! It is worth every moment, it opens me up to so many new experiences and opportunities.  



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