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    :: Monday, February 18, 2008 ::

    A woman's work: Mill hails first female machine tender - By Nick Sambides Jr., Bangor Daily News, ME
    Her colleagues seem more impressed with her getting the job than she is.

    'This is a really grueling kind of a job that she has,' Nicholson said, 'and you don’t just learn it in a day. You have to tip your hat to the union guys and management. They never tried to step in or stop [her promotion] in any way because she’s a woman. They saw her just as a good worker who could do the job.'

    'She is an excellent example of someone who wanted to progress from a utility to a machine tender,' Saucier said. 'It takes a lot of years of experience to master that craft. She has done an excellent job doing that and we anticipate that she will become a very good to excellent machine tender.'

    'I’ve worked with her for 30 years,' Louis Ouellette said, 'and if she didn’t pull her weight, not one of the men out there would do her job for her. She’s definitely proven herself.'
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