“Whenever I was sitting in my office, I was always looking out the window. That office just crawled in on me,” says a woman who now works as a heavy-equipment operator after ten years as a food-service supervisor.
Another woman who is now a painter hated working in an office, even though she made good money at a desk job. “When I decided to leave that job and come into the trades, I had to take a real big pay cut to start out. But now I make twice as much. And I do something now that I enjoy. And when I get up in the morning, I can go in and be at peace with myself and get a paycheck and help support my family and be happy about doing it.”