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Beers With A Miner

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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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Australia

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Podcasts

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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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@madmumzie

Language:

English


Episodes

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


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


001: About Beers With a Miner

3/29/2016
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In this episode you will meet Mad Mumzie, your host, as she discusses the plan for her new podcast about living a mining lifestlye. FIFO is not just about getting on a plane, plenty of us bus and drive to work. Find out why Mad Mumzie has a passion to share what it is really like living this lifestyle. If you are a "wannabe" miner, already doing it, retired or family member working away from home, this podcast is for you! Many issues surrounding women working in male dominated roles are...

Duration: 00:25:17