An 18-year-old “glam” Tredy who wears fake nails on the job says he was trolled by men despite his power on the site.
A glamorous plaster who works in construction after a long fake nail claims that the blockers make a “sexist” joke about him because seeing him work for a so-called man “hurts their arrogance”.
Hannah Uddin, from Coventry in the UK, admits that she has been dubbed “seeking attention” for her job in construction and has even been confronted by boys who say she is “occupying a place” in her construction course. The sun Report
After sharing footage of 18-year-old Tikto plastering the wall after her acrylic nails, she split the opinion because some identified her as “Girl Boss” while others questioned why she went to work after make-up.
But the criticism did not discourage the construction student, who said it encouraged her to “keep going” – even though people thought she was in the wrong class at first or told her that qualification would be a “waste of time” for her.
Hannah says she was inspired to build by her father, who took her to work on construction sites from the age of 12.
She has been supported by her family and teachers since taking a construction course in college, and the self-recognized “girl” hopes to inspire other women to consider careers in the construction industry.
Hannah said: “Because I wear make-up and have long nails, it doesn’t stop me from doing what I love. That was the main theme of the video.
“The way I look at it – if I look good, I feel good, I’ll be able to do better.
“I’ve been getting nails like this since I was 13, so now it’s normal for me. I can work with nails.
“I broke a nail before carrying the plaster bag, but it doesn’t bother me or anything. Although it has only happened to me once. “
The video attempts to address the questions that are often asked of him and quickly garners more than a million views, but also receives a number of critical comments.
Hannah says: “Since the video, I’ve had some direct messages on Instagram and TikTok asking me how I got into construction.
“I did not expect the video to get so many views. It was a big surprise.
“Most of the comments were nice and positive, so it encouraged me to keep going. And it’s nice to see that the other girls wanted to get down to construction.
“I had some supportive comments in the video that hyped me and called me ‘Girl Boss’. They were talking about how I was proving the stereotypes wrong.
“There were some negative comments in the TickTock video as well. I think they were all men.
“They just said I was getting more plaster on myself than on the walls, it’s impossible to work with nails. They were also asking why I was working with a face full of make-up.
“I think a lot of these comments come from a stereotypical point of view. Many men do this, and for some of them, it is not normal to see a woman do it.
“I think it hurts their ego a bit too.
“Negative comments don’t stop me from being who I am, it pushes me even harder. I’m still going to get my make-up and nails done. “
It’s not just on TikTok that Hannah has faced sexist comments, as she has received some negative comments since choosing a construction course.
Hannah says: “When I was applying for the course, I was talking to a male teacher. Before moving on, he had to ask a few times, ‘Are you sure you want to do this? Is anyone forcing you to do this?’
“It’s hard for some people to believe that a girl would want to see something like this, because it’s a male-dominated job, and it’s a bit difficult. I’m not going to lie.
“I am the only girl in my entire department. The first day I went to class, the boys all said ‘you came to the wrong class’.
“Everyone questioned me and I told some people to make sexist jokes about it.
“My course teacher helped me a lot because he stopped the boys from commenting in class. He supports me.
“My classmates used to tell me I wasn’t doing it right, the course was wasting my time, that I was taking someone’s place in the class.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“Outside of class, I get a few girls calling me for attention. When you go to do such a trade, you hear a few comments.
“One of my daughters texted my partner that I was working for a man and my boys should be allowed to do it. My friend showed me the message.
“It simply came to our notice then. It doesn’t really affect me, because at the end of the day, I’m doing what I love and I’m happy with it. “
Hannah primarily credits her interest in construction to her father, who is a plaster, bricklayer and interior designer.
Further down, Hannah wants to use her skills to work and turn houses upside down for sale.
Hannah says: “I want to go into real estate. I want to buy and sell a home in a smart way. Instead of spending money on builders, plumbers and electricians, I would rather learn it myself.
“If it’s something you like to do, it’s more of a hobby than a job. I like the physical aspect of the work and I like the effort put into it.
“Plastering takes a lot of energy. But just like some people go to the gym and find it therapeutic, I find construction therapeutic.
“If I’m not feeling well or if I’m not feeling well, I’ll find something to build on. I’m working on a shed in the garden, and I’ll work on it in my spare time.
“I see a lot of women building on TikTok. There are women entering it, so hopefully it will be new normal and people will stop judging and criticizing.
“It’s not just construction, it’s all male-dominated work. Hopefully this will become the new normal, I guess it just takes time. “
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