Milwaukie, Oregon It’s a growing trend. More women are going into the construction trades. Carla Stanlick loves her job. She’s been a flagger for 8 years now with C.O.A.T. Flagging. “I’ve met many wonderful people and made some life long friends.” says Stanlick. she says the main goal of her job is to keep traffic flow moving through construction sites. Sometimes workers setup the job site and other times they don’t.
She says more women are getting into the business. On average she works 8-12 hours a day. In Summer when the days are longer she might be asked to work 16 hours a day. We found at the Portland Milwaukie Light Project near 26th street and Harrison. The job can be dangerous sometimes drivers are frustrated and don’t want to wait in lines that’s when they try to hit the gas to get around where flaggers like Carla are standing in the street. they don’t appreciate being slowed down. Stanlick says “sometimes it’s hard to be nice people who aren’t nice to you but it’s just part of the job.”