Are there any women here who work in construction or building trades? What specifically, do you do, and have you encountered a lot of resistance in your field based on your sex? I am becoming bored with what I currently do (working in a grocery store) and while my pay is pretty decent in relation to the pay scale there (I make between $7-$8 an hour, which isn't bad), it is hard for me to do more than just make ends meet on that pay, with 6 kids. Furthermore, I dislike working in a small area with a bunch of other women, and I don't find the job interesting/challenging enough to want to do it on a very long term basis, unless things changed. So I was considering something like construction; a field that both pays better, has less interaction with women, and is more satisfying and diverse. I have some limited experience, mostly with drywall finishing, painting (not something I'd want to do exclusively) and helping out. Although I am small and female, I'm physically fit and certainly don't mind hard work or physical labor. So do you think this is just a pipe dream or a viable possibility? Ideas anyone?