I don't know about you, but I'm really tired of hearing all the excuses of why shops will not hire female techncians and painters. Year after year, we award women scholarships and prizes for their skills and performance in this industry, but we can't get them jobs.
An industry trade magazine has just publshed an article that, hopefully, will trouble you as much as it has thoroughly upset me.
The message, as I understand it from this article, is that you should hire women, but before you do you're going to have to change your entire business model, and it's going to cost you lots in legal expenses. I have to wonder with stories like this, why would any shop hire a woman?
In my opinion, this type of thinking encourages discrimination in the industry. It's time we take control of our own story.