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Female Comcast Cable Technicians

Have You Ever Seen a Female Cable Technician?

Yesterday morning, PetSugar had cable installed in her new digs. Afterward, she told me about her experience and disclosed that her Comcast cable technician was a woman. You know me — I'm all about sisters doin' it for themselves but for as many times as I've had Comcast employees in my apartment, I've never once had a woman install my cable. I admit that I was a bit surprised. Sure, it's a well-known fact that the number of men outnumber women in the tech industry, but I never thought twice about tech service jobs like cable installers. Did I just perpetuate a double standard by always thinking that my cable guy would be . . . well, a guy?

Tell me — have you ever had a female cable technician?

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TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 6 years
Once. On Kath & Kim. LOL
djkatscan djkatscan 6 years
I have had many cable guys *screw up* my cable installation. :)
lzrdgurl lzrdgurl 6 years
ditto ladies...worked as a network tech for major telephone company for a few years. Cable splicing, pole climbing, you name it I did it. and loved it, but dealt with the same chauvinistic attitudes, no issues tho w/ not having a boyfriend/husband stereotype...perhaps cause my boyfriend and future hubby showed up all the time and took me to lunch. Although I did have the greatest group of guys ever to work with. All were older and cared for me like I was their daughter. I started straight out of high school so I was only 18. Grew up w/ a dad that is a general contractor...so I learned the construction ropes pretty early in life. I concur on the pink tools, 10+ years ago, not many pink tools...but lots of hot pink locating spray paint to cheaply mark my tools w/! Currently I have a white hard hat w/ a huge pink hibiscus flower on it. No mistaking my hat for theirs... :)
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 6 years
Stella, love the pink hardhat and LadyAngel, great idea on the pink toolbag. I had red steel-toe shoes, those got lots of comments. (I worked in a lumberyard, another industry without lots of woman).
LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 6 years
stella, I want your hardhat! I have a pink toolbag that I adore. Although, I really don't particularly like pink, I've discovered that most men on jobsites will NOT steal pink tools hahaha
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
I did something similar through college. My family owns a company that runs cable (and other things) in commercial properties. People being surprised that a girl was showing up do to the work was part of the job. Woman were really cool about it and very supportive and accommodating, but the men sucked. They would constantly check on me and questioning what I was doing. I often worked with my brother and he was always in charge of the projects and I was his gopher. If another group of subcontractors on the job site had a question about something they would always go to my brother. Even though I was not in charge sometimes my brother would tell them that I was. We both found it amusing when the guys on the site would have to come over and talk shop with a 24 year old blond female in a pink hard hat with Hello Kitty stickers on it.
le-romantique le-romantique 6 years
Nope, but I know its happening, and I love it. Why should women shy away form jobs like that? I'm a prime example, I've been in the entertainment industry practically my whole life, and mainly trained/worked as an audio engineer... it often confused people. Now I do more "female friendly" stuff around where I work (aka: a promotion). So now i'm more into management and marketing... audio will always be a hobby though! and LadyAngel89, I know how you feel about the stereotype... ugh...
LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 6 years
In the same boat though. I'm a network technician, and the only girl tech that works for my company. I've done everything from run cable to crawl in connection tunnels for backbone installation. I even pulled cable until I was 6 months pregnant. Unfortunately, there is also a second stereotype of "if she works in a "man's" field, she can't be married, have children, she might have a girlfriend". It's disappointing.
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