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Mad Mumzie shares stories and tips on living a mining lifestyle in Australia. As a dump truck operator for over 12 years, she wants you to know what it's really like. How to get in, how to thrive and survive in the mining industry-especially as a woman, how to make the most of your time working long hours, shift work and away from home. Interview style and audio blog episodes in a fun way help to shed light on a mysterious mining lifestyle to many.

Mad Mumzie shares stories and tips on living a mining lifestyle in Australia. As a dump truck operator for over 12 years, she wants you to know what it's really like. How to get in, how to thrive and survive in the mining industry-especially as a woman, how to make the most of your time working long hours, shift work and away from home. Interview style and audio blog episodes in a fun way help to shed light on a mysterious mining lifestyle to many.
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Mad Mumzie shares stories and tips on living a mining lifestyle in Australia. As a dump truck operator for over 12 years, she wants you to know what it's really like. How to get in, how to thrive and survive in the mining industry-especially as a woman, how to make the most of your time working long hours, shift work and away from home. Interview style and audio blog episodes in a fun way help to shed light on a mysterious mining lifestyle to many.

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English


Episodes

48 Dr. Kirstin Ferguson

7/26/2018
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Celebrating 2 women, from all walks of life and from anywhere in the world, every single day for a year. Her widely acclaimed efforts saw her celebrate approximately 750 women, from more than 37 countries and led to her creating a social media movement…..and now a new upcoming book called Women Kind. After being one of those 750 women involved in the #celebrating women campaign, it was lovely to catch up with Dr. Ferguson, and MM was excited to also get a scoop just for you! Working in...

Duration:00:42:00

47 Dani Tamati THE Resources Hub

6/15/2018
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MM was keen to chat with Dani Tamati from THE Resources Hub about her views on autonomous machines, driver-less trucks. How will this new mining system affect the workforce in the future? (44 mins) Dani’s knowledge of the mining and resources industry workforce and careers is hands on, up to date and so very helpful for all of us. As a Recruitment Professional, Principal of THE resources Hub, is an award-winning, high profile Recruitment, Career Development, Human Resources and OHS...

Duration:01:10:28

46 Aus Podcast Awards Finalist! Anti Bullying Week

5/22/2018
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Anti bullying week sparked some old memories. What can we do if being bullied? Are you a bully or always stirring people up? It can affect them in a bad way, and you wouldn’t even know perhaps. There is a lot of help out there for us miners and their families. MM loves seeing new organisations coming to site to share their stories and ideas to help us get through living this mining lifestyle. This podcast was a In the Australian Podcast Awards 2018 in Careers and Industry Category. MM...

Duration:00:21:59

45 How hot is it at your work?

3/23/2018
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Mad Mumzie chats with you about how bloody hot it has been and the effects on mine workers in the heat. This episode was inspired by social media. MM noticed a few people getting stuck right into an article about a person who got heat stroke, “harden up!” What does your site do to help manage extreme heat? As workers we need to make sure they are listening to us and help us hack it out here, summer after summer, fixing and operating their machines, blowing up the dirt and getting the...

Duration:00:24:21

44 Mad Bazz and our mining language.

2/12/2018
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Pineapples, shiny nuts, koalas, seat covers, or “your flux capacitor is hanging down, call the workshop.” Listen in as Mad Bazz & Mad Mumzie cover the deep dark insides of our mining culture, language and crew interactions. Know what to expect if you’re a newbie/trainee or have a laugh if you’re an old hand at this game. The first 30 minutes are a few “official” mining terms out of the book, then the fun begins. Be warned, this episode may offend some people and is explicit in...

Duration:02:08:24

43 Renee Coman Distance Assistance

1/15/2018
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How is Renee Coman helping fifo/bibo/dido families stay connected when away for work? A start up entrepreneur, podcaster and fifo wife she shares her why, passion and drive to use new technologies like Virtual Reality during the process of on boarding to new sites. What is the camp like? Where is the mess? Do they have internet, and what provider should you be with? Distance Assistance has a growing list of experts to help with retention of workers, mental health support, gamifying your...

Duration:01:28:49

42: New Years Questions to Mad Mumzie

12/31/2017
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This is the final episode for 2017. I put a call out on social media to ask me anything they want me to answer on the podcast. Undergrounder…Harry: "How big are the trucks you drive?" -How do you tell a person that? MM stepped it out at the mess with a dinner plate in hand! Johnno through Facebook: “What trucks and gear do you drive?” MM was surprised at how many she has operated over the years. Driller Rick MM’s No 1 twitter fan had a question of course, as did her daughter’s mother in...

Duration:00:42:33

41: My Dad is A FIFO Dad author Jo Emery

11/30/2017
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After having to do a “tuck and roll” drop off at the airport, Steve and Jo Emery's 3 kids were devastated. They didn’t get to say a proper goodbye-not even a trip to Maccas helped! That night Jo sat in bed with a glass of wine and wrote the "My Dad Is A FIFO Dad" book. Her daughter cried when she read it the next day. "That’s about me and Dad." But where does Dad go when he gets on the plane? This popular, well illustrated book and optional activity cards help many families across...

Duration:00:46:29

Your listening choices at work. Radio stations listen up!

11/2/2017
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Listening choices on mine sites. We spend a long time at work, personally I do 13 hour shifts on a 7/7 roster. The crew have been complaining about the radio station lately, and it got me thinking.... What's it like at your site? Do you get lots of radio stations, none, or 1 like us? Can you listen to usbs, your phone running on the aux plug, or nothing except the two way? Radio stations catering to mining towns need to acknowledge that not all of us are 9-5 like they make out and MM has a...

Duration:00:35:00

33: Saraya D'Arth 21 Year Old Underground Electrical apprentice

5/3/2017
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How did this young lady go from saving turtles and dog sledding through Russia to getting filthy dirty, working with blokes in a Qld coal mine? 3 year electrical apprentice chats with Mad Mumzie. Saraya D'Arth was also a finalist in the 2017 Women in Mining & Resources Qld Awards. Listen in as they have an in depth look at how she handles the constant darkness, getting filthy dirty and working with all those blokes. She also answers the most common questions she is asked like “Don’t you...

Duration:01:52:33

012 Dozer Dude

7/10/2016
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Working for over 20 years living the mining lifestyle as a dozer driver, dump truck operator, grader and loader operator, this dude shares with Mad Mumzie his insights into changes in the industry, tips for newbies and has a some clear thoughts on using his PPE outside of work! This was the second interview for a book that never came about. It did inspire my love of interviewing and helped me realise how many differing thoughts there are on many issues across the mining industry. This was...

Duration:00:48:23

006: Wannabe A Miner

4/17/2016
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How do you get a job in the mines? Where do you start? What do you need? Is there a number to ring? In this episode Mad Mumzie outlines 5 steps to start now toward your job as a dump truck operator. Many of these can also be used across other roles in the mining industry.

Duration:00:38:07

005: Emotions at work

4/10/2016
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Mad Mumzie talks about an emotional day at work. Need a cup of cement and harden up? Toughen up princess!! Why are some people angry and cranky? Why are others emotional, sad, depressed? It can be tough at times, no matter what workplace you are in. How do you cope? How does Mad Mumzie cope, and what good can come from crying in your truck? Living a mining lifestyle and the FIFO way ain't always what it's cracked up to be. Listen in as you can hear a glimpse of what it's like as a dump...

Duration:00:20:13

004: Brain Dead Trucki

4/4/2016
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Being a dump truck operator in the mining industry living a FIFO lifestyle does not have to be boring. Mad Mumzie discusses her blog post further about things you can do whilst working long hours away from home. These concepts can work for most who are working long hours, shift work away from home.

Duration:00:26:27

002: Karen Part 1: From Cleaner to Dump Truck Operator

3/29/2016
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Karen reached out for some help to get a job in the mines as a dump truck operator. In this episode we sit down for a chat about why she so desperately wants to work in the mining industry, steps taken so far and tips for others looking to do the same. We also celebrate some good news in part 2 as she has a start date! Now the fun begins. What can she expect, the next steps and her thoughts on her dream coming to reality.

Duration:01:03:40