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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

50: Golden Nuggets Shared From MM Guests. Milestone Episode

10/4/2018
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After I (MM) nearly stopped Podcasting a few times, getting to half a century is amazing! What to do for such a special occasion? On RuOk day I decided to pull a few snippets from past guests about how they deal with life when it gets a little tough. What is their happy place? Going back and listening to my awesome guests and their golden nuggets, especially about how they have been supported through their mining journey, has been a real treat for me. My guests, and you, my listener have...

Duration:01:19:54

49 FIFO not for me. Or is it? How about you?

9/4/2018
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FIFO life. How do people do it every time they go to work? Mad Mumzie is a DIDO gal, drive in, drive out. After a few flights to visit her sister Drewie aka Hard Hat Mentor in WA, words needed to be shared! Starting off with an audio blog, followed by a convo with 2 sisters living the mining lifestyle who haven't seen each other for 2 years. It is an eye opener, different outlooks! The Hard Hat Mentor's journey has evolved since her first 2 episodes, and new things are unfolding, hence...

Duration:00:42:15

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 time...

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

38: Brendan Waddington-No Bullshit Wellness

9/22/2017
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Brendan Waddington is the author of “The Wellness Bible: A No Bullshit guide to health and wellness.” He’s also a Naturopath, Clinical Masseur, Personal Trainer, and Yoga Instructor. If you're skeptical, don't worry. So is Brendan, but he's ready to blast through the bullshit, find the truth, and help you live a healthy life right now, miner style! Listen in to the end when MM discovers his latest role as an operator! Show notes and links can be found here: http://www.madmumzie.com/beers38

Duration:01:06:01

Bonus Ep: RuOK? Day 2017, Pod farts and MM Musings

9/13/2017
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“A conversation could change a life.” More than just a hashtag for RuOK?Day. Australians all over the country, not just those living a mining lifestyle, are being encouraged to take notice of people around you. Have a conversation, and see if they “R OK? In this audio blog Mad Mumzie talks with you about Ruok? Day 2017, pod farts and what is your exit strategy? Have you even thought about what you really would like to be doing, right now and getting paid for it. Show notes here:...

Duration:00:16:28

37: Laundry Etiquette. What you need to know at camp!

7/16/2017
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Would you touch other’s socks and jocks and fold clothes or chuck em on the floor so you can get yours done before bed? Hard Hat Mentor is back and Karen from ep 1 & 2 who is now a laundry fairy being nominated for awards. Huh?? Listen in to hear what goes down in the laundry and what NOT to do! Maybe you’re lucky enough to get your clothes washed but how much goes missing? Mad Mumzie has a fun chat with 2 awesome ladies who have had their fair share of adventures over a washing machine!...

Duration:00:58:35

36: Sickies and Winter Time

7/1/2017
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It’s cold and flu season and Mad Mumzie is crook. What to do? Being a contractor means no work no pay. When do you decide bugger the money I need to stay home? Recorded in the donga after being frustrated because there were no lozenges in our mining town! A short Audio blog/Mad Mumzie Musing looking into sickies and how it affects the crew too. http://www.madmumzie.com/beers36

Duration:00:22:16

34: Cover Card CEO & Co-Founder Matt Tomlins

5/28/2017
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Cover Card stores all your tickets, licenses and resume in one place..and it’s free. Upload your info securely and easily share via email, Facebook, LinkedIn, sms. Co-founder Matt Tomlins loves cricket, AFL and once worked overseas in a mine, arriving in a huge ex Russian helicopter where there was a team that had to clear landmines before digging for the gold and copper. What are his tips for people trying to get into the mining industry? He turns the question back on Mad Mumzie and between...

Duration:00:55:57

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

Bonus: 1 Year Anniversary Episode

4/11/2017
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Recorded over 10 days before, during and after Cyclone Debbie in Tropical Nth Queensland. How has this affected those working in the mines? Mad Mumzie shares thoughts, feelings, sounds and insights for you. Where will the cyclone hit? Will it be a cat 4 or 5? What was it like with no power for 8 days? Will she get to Sydney? In this one year anniversary episode she went from figuring out what to wear on the Red Carpet at the first ever Australian Podcast Awards in Sydney to, will my house...

Duration:01:35:03

32: Work Underground in a Coal Mine. Could you do it?

3/23/2017
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How and why do they do it? 2 miners share their stories and the differences they have found now they are working in an open cut pit. Is that real mining or landscape gardening? Listen in as Mad Mumzie uncovers what it's really like down there and what it takes, the tough times and the fun and the bond that comes from a crew working together in trying conditions. Show notes: http://www.madmumzie.com/beers32

Duration:02:03:19

31: Is the grass really greener at another site?

3/9/2017
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Before you switch for that extra $1 per hour or choose a plane ride over driving, Mad Mumzie is asking you to have a think about a few of the “other” important parts of your “J.O.B” (for some this means Just Off Broke!) Please look at the whole picture, your picture. Most of us spend half our lives at work and it’s not all about the bloody money! I know many are changing because of the money but also rosters, travel distance and type, holidays and sickies, or for the lucky ones a “shirt,”...

Duration:00:21:40