EACH week we profile an Orange worker for an article in the Midstate Observer. This week the subject is 54-year-old Glenn Hoyle ...
I live with: Wife Jaq and daughter Bella.
How long have you lived in Orange? Almost nearly 15 years.
What are your hobbies? Anything motorcycle related.
What did you want to be when you were young? An archaeologist. I am interested in history and literature.
Where do you work and for how long? I work for myself at Blue Shed Engineering. For about 25 years.
What is your job title? Owner of the business.
What is your job description? I’m a fabricator, designer and installer, architectural. It is very broad, general engineering.
What other jobs have you had? I was in the navy for six years when I was young. That’s where I got my trade.
What training have you done? I went to art school in Sydney for three years. Fine art, majoring in sculpture.
Why did you choose this job? I love working for myself and its creative, it is problem solving and it’s fun. I don’t want to stop doing it.
What is the best thing about your job? The diversity I suppose. Every project has its own challenge.
What is the worst thing about your job? It’s the lack of camaraderie you get in a big workplace when you’ve got people working there. It’s a little isolated.
Where do you see yourself in five years? I expect I will be doing the same.
What advice would you give for anyone considering this job as a career? If you want to do it just keeping knocking on doors and never give up. Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
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