Meet Dorothy, a journeyman scaffolder who has been with the company for over 10 years. After deciding to leave her career as a rehab worker, she started in construction working on pumpjacks, pumping water out of berms at Wolf Lake. One day, Dorothy was approached by a supervisor of a scaffolding company who asked if she was interested in starting a career as a scaffolder, and she has been at it ever since.
Dorothy loves the physical activity and being busy, as well as meeting new people. She is proud of getting her journeyman ticket and being successful in her career. At 58 years old, she continues to lead by example and does not hesitate to climb scaffolds every day.
As for Dorothy's impact on her projects, her supervisor Joe McGuire describes her as a smart, energetic employee who leads success. Dorothy is a strong advocate for safety culture and always looks out for herself and her crew. She is a great scaffold builder and a mature, neat, and tidy worker. Joe has been proud to watch Dorothy grow in the trade over the years.
Dorothy has influenced other women on the project with her professional attitude, experience, and work ethic. According to Joe, having women on the project benefits the crew by helping to settle them down and making things calmer. He has appreciated how many of women on his team take the time to see the bigger picture of the job and drive more detail, which ultimately motivates others to have a stronger work ethic.