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    Just as a matter of interest are there any lady tapers around. I see the odd lady painter and once a brikie but thats all. I remember when I started there was a husband and wife team going round, I would go into the house they were taping and they would have deckchairs set up and she would be frying bacon on a gas stove.

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    Me and a mate worked on an accommodation block in Devonport dockyard about 4 yrs ago and there was a lady taper working there. Came from Newcastle I think.

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    i worked on a job where there were a husband and wife team taping. Never seen a lone lady taper though

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    I seen one working alongside a guy and she had the bag of finish over her shoulder, he had his hands in his pockets.
    Equality eh

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    looks like our jobs are still safe from the multi-tasking lovelies

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    Christ Almighty-a husband and wife team - its bad enough having to live with mine never mind work with her LOL. I just hope she never logs on to this or I will be in deep shit! I have never seen lady tapers, I have seen a few lady painters although they were apprentices and to the best of my knowledge they never finished their time.
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    Lady Taper,

    I took my wife to help me to spray texture a garage and wash and dryer room.

    I taught her how to mask, mix mud , how to load the hopper , and to spray ...she wasn't big on the spraying ...but she help me a lot in positioning the light and clean up afterwards. She showed me to be a hard worker.
    I believe women do have a place in the work place. We have at lest 10 women in the drywall industry here in northeren california. How about where your at ? How many women in the trade ? How long have you been in the trade ?

    drywall finisher

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    Quote Originally Posted by swazi View Post
    i worked on a job where there were a husband and wife team taping. Never seen a lone lady taper though
    I`ve met a husband & wife team taping and she was a good taper, they were sleeping in a camper van on site and traveled to were the work was.

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    there were quite a few working in the union in seattle, my top framer on a crew i was running there was female, though I didn't realize it for a few weeks! There seems to be alot more women in the trade in North America, particularly the states. Generally they don't get harassed like you might think on a construction site, as there crew mates are pretty protective.

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    keep the women of the building sites, they aint built for sites

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    They need extendable long handles on all their tools to be able to tape from the kitchen.

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    they dont concentrate properly on the job, they will be spotting some ceiling and wondering what to do for their husbands tea

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    I'm a lady taper and a newbie to the forum ..

    How sad am I? Got a little excited last night when I found you all!

    Been doing this for 8 years based in France. Love to see the look of surprise from other trades when they turn up on a job .. and strangely I never think about the kitchen in the course of my working day!

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    welcome steph glad to have you on board

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    Hi and welcome, im sure theres a few comments in this thread for you to read

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    I'm taking my 16 yr old daughter to work with me tomorrow. She's bored and wants to earn a few quid before she starts her A levels in September. The week after next, I have a large house to board with fireline - she'll love that.

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