True Life: Female Engineer


One of my friends recently encouraged me to write a little more about my day to day life because I’m in a somewhat unique circumstance being the only expat wife who works on the project with her husband and also one of the only girls in the field. Since a picture is worth 1000 words, I thought I would include a funny picture I took this week at work:

DSME BathroomI walk by this every day on my way to the platform and it always makes me chuckle. I wonder how many people the left side is designed for and why it’s different from the right side seeing as they appear to be the same size; however, as there is no spot for me in this one, I will never know. Don’t feel too bad, though, further into the yard, there is a bathroom facility that has a door marked “woman” so they do have a place for the few of us that work down there and trust me, it is just as charming…and pungent. Oh, the joys of field portapotties! I doubt that engineering programs recruiting women would want to show this as the true life of a female engineer, but it’s how it really is and in all honesty, it’s a small downside compared to the fun of being out in the field and getting some hands on learning.

Let me know if you’re interested in hearing more and I’ll start to write about my experiences a bit more often…

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