posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 09:31 AM
Awesome! Good for you. My father was a machinist, as are all my brothers. As the only girl, I went to college instead, because back in the day,
being a machinist was a dangerous and dirty job. Getting cut, and getting metal chips in the eyes were common issues back in the day. My father's
car always smelled of oil and had metal chips embedded in the seats. LOL. I know y'all are thinking, why didn't he use eye protection.
Truthfully, in the 60s and 70s, they didn't think about it much.
These days, the machines are safer and less messy, so although men typically are drawn to this field, either sex can do it easily, if you are detail
oriented and can follow directions.
However, as others have pointed out, there is still a potential to get hurt, or cut...badly. Safety is number one. If those machines can cut metal,
they'll cut through you like a hot knife through butter. Do everything exactly as you are told, and stay focused.
Best of luck to you!