Saturday, October 16, 2021

Business and Career

advice on business and career

In the last couple of months I have had some lovely feedback about my blog from women who are doing apprenticeships. I’m inspired and astounded by the variety of apprenticeships these women are undertaking. There are some fearless female...
Happy Blogiversary to The Plumbette! I have been blogging for over a year now and I missed my 1 year blogiversary because I was in hospital having my second child Magdalene. Now that I am under control (well at...
Today is International Women’s Day and this time of year always holds some significance to me because it was the time I received my provisional plumbing license. Ironically I got my license the day before International Women’s Day 3...
Clients are what keeps a business in business and when work is slow, beggars can’t be choosers in the types of clients that ring for assistance. Working in Australia which is a multi-cultural society, means that clients will come...
Not long ago I wrote a post about No Show Tradies. Even as a tradeswoman, I struggle to find good tradies. Ones that will show up on time, do what they say they will do and charge me accordingly....
 Appearance is everything right? When I style clients through my other business Styled By Bec, I always tell them that people judge them on their appearance in the first 10 seconds of meeting them. This information is alarming if...
I’m all for women getting into a trade because they are adaptable, trainable and great problem solvers. They are reliable and committed to getting the job done. They may be slower than their male-counterparts but they are more thorough....
My blog posts have been sporadic of late due to being sick and really having very little motivation to do anything. I don’t know whether it’s my body telling me to rest and not overdo it or the extra...
Today was a fabulous day at work, firstly all our jobs were fairly easy to solve and do and secondly, we were able to catch up with clients that we have built a relationship with since we started our...
I’m often asked by parents whether our company is offering any apprenticeships and whether I knew of any apprenticeships that were being offered. I like to be nice to these parents because I understand they are doing the right...
Working in a man’s world is hard. I’m not afraid to admit it. There are times where I have had to ‘toughen up’ to face certain situations or people. I really do literally understand the saying ‘grow some balls’...
Working with building managers can be a love-hate relationship. I have gotten to know many building managers over the years within various buildings in the Brisbane CBD and as a result know which buildings are easy to work in...
I have been unable to work in the last week due to being in a car accident. It wasn’t serious but I got whiplash on my neck. I have been busy sorting out our claim and getting forms filled...
I often get asked how it feels to working with your family. We all know the saying ‘you can choose your friends, but not your family’ and there are times where we don’t get along with those in our...

Why Plumbing

Why Plumbing? It certainly was not my first career choice…but the opportunity of working my own hours and running my own business made the career a smart choice for a woman who wanted a family but wanted a flexible...