Blue Collar Voices Introduction Show Transcript

This is the transcript of the “Blue Collar Voices Show” Introduction and Overview episode.

Welcome to the Blue Collar Voices Show.

I’m John Chapman. I’m your host.

On this show I’m talking to construction and Blue Collar professionals working all kinds of different kinds of jobs. And in general I am seeking out those that are running their own businesses, or at least very responsible for the success and promotion of the company.

However this is not a hard rule by any means. If I find an interesting story, I want to delve in to it, and bring it to you.

Most construction and Blue Color jobs are very common. Nothing unusual about the work they do, but man oh man are we so grateful that they are there. These are the guys that are responsible for your heating and cooling, keeping your vehicle running, delivering the food to the store from a local farm, fixing your vehicle, repaving the road and welding the pipeline that delivers oil to be turned into fuel.

Other jobs are not quite so common, but are still important.

Someone has to build that huge tower responsible for broadcasting radio waves. Another job is recovering huge logs that have beensubmerged in water for a very long time. Someone has to construct those huge ships, and believe it or not, there are thousands of horseshoe’ers still working their craft every day.

The construction and Blue Color professions range from high skill, and low tech, to tasks and jobs that require immense training and skill, but are still hands-on, and we count on their contributions for our society to experience the success and comfort we usually take for granted.

What is the definition of Blue Collar, anyway?

From Wikipedia, we have a definition of Blue Collar. A Blue Collar worker is a working class person who performs manual labor. Blue Collar work may involve skilled or unskilled manufacturing, mining, sanitation, custodial work, textile manufacturing, commercial fishing, food processing, oil field work, waste disposal and and recycling, construction, mechanic, maintenance, warehousing, technical installation, and many other types of physical work. Blue Color work often involves something being physically built or maintained.

Well, this does cover a lot of professions and a lot of jobs.

Blue Collar workers are essential, and have to put up with a lot of BEEP.

On this show, Blue Color Voices, everything from the usual and very common professions will be covered up to the unique, and maybe the “You got to be kidding me” type of work.

My preferred guest has stories that will in some way inspire, entertain and take us through a tale of triumph. As you can imagine, that is a wide range of possibilities. There are all kinds of fascinating, intriguing, tough, creative, dedicated disciplines. In part, I will be interviewing professions varied such as, homebuilders, explosive specialists, tugboat captains, underwater welders, boat builders, wood carvers, gunsmiths, blacksmiths, roofers, HVAC installers, electricians, steel workers, carpenters, ranchers, plumbers, heavy equipment operators, elevator installers, crane operators, painters, loggers and just so much more.

And on that note, I’m looking for great guests. Do you know someone that would be a great guest for this show? If so, let them know. On the Blue Collar Voices website there is an easy to fill out form to get started.

Perhaps even you would be a great guest. I’d definitely like to hear from you.

In the future I’ll be adding video to the mix of what we’re doing here. I’d like to showcase unusual aspects of jobs, or just unusual jobs and tasks. Anything interesting, I’m there.

As new shows are released, as I explore different types of media, and new adventures come into play, I don’t want you to miss out. So sign up today to get notified about new episodes and new adventures. There’s an easy-peasy sign up right over on