Trolley days: a technician’s search for meaning in the mundane. As I collect deliveries from reception I sometimes wonder whether all technicians have a favourite trolley. I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I do.
“Do I count as a technician?” I was asked this question by someone wanting to join the Technicians’ Network. As we are an inclusive group I said “Of course you can join, the more the merrier” and so avoided the question as I didn’t have an answer. In an attempt to find one I decided to set about inventing a test to answer this question once and for all.
In a conversational lull at a recent dinner party a neighbour asked me, “So, what do you do for a job?”
Originally published at Leeds.ac.uk on 01 February 2016 Welcome to Technically Speaking, a newsletter written by technicians, for technicians. The … More
Originally published at Leeds.ac.uk on 28 July 2016 For me, helping others is what makes my job as a technician worthwhile. … More