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My name is Leslie M. Jasper and I am the author of the book #ConstructionTales & host of The Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify. My co-host Melissa Polito and I will cover a wide array of topics and share interesting adventures. We are sharing our most random thoughts as two independent career women. The objective is to keep religion and politics off the discussion table. Be prepared for disastrous exchanges between two foul truck driver mouths along with like minded special guests.

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My name is Leslie M. Jasper and I am the author of the book #ConstructionTales & host of The Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify. My co-host Melissa Polito and I will cover a wide array of topics and share interesting adventures. We are sharing our most random thoughts as two independent career women. The objective is to keep religion and politics off the discussion table. Be prepared for disastrous exchanges between two foul truck driver mouths along with like minded special guests.

    Season #2, Episode #50: My First 7 Weeks As A Site Safety Manager

    Season #2, Episode #50: My First 7 Weeks As A Site Safety Manager

    For this podcast episode, I opted to share with you my first (7) weeks as a brand-new New York City DOB Site Safety Manager.  I landed on a project where I will learn about installing custom engineered scaffolds.  The crazy part is that there will be tenants walking onto the scaffold during the concrete breezeway demolition and re-pour.  This is supposed to be a 12–14-month project.  I describe the current conditions and a description of my fellow site safety manager  co-workers.  I'm looking forward to the learning experience.  I have been off the grid lately since I just released my first children's book entitled, "Not All Girls Play With Dolls".  This book is available on Amazon in paperback & Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and iTunes.  The Audible version is coming very soon.  Check out my blog at www.ConstructionTales.com for more information.


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    • 18 min
    Season #2, Episode #49: Just Released- Not All Girls Play With Dolls!!

    Season #2, Episode #49: Just Released- Not All Girls Play With Dolls!!

    For this podcast episode, I am sharing with you the release of Leslie M. Jasper's first children's book entitled, "Not All Girls Play With Dolls".  This children's book is about a little girl named Kenna was born into a family where anything is possible. Kenna developed an instant paternal bond with her father, named Sam, at birth. Kenna’s mother, named Marie, watched lovingly as the dynamic duo became even more and more attached to each other over time. Sam spent many years teaching Kenna how to work on cars and trucks in the family garage and at Sam’s truck shop where he worked as a diesel mechanic. Kenna’s little sister, named Susan, stayed back with her mother since she wasn’t interested in working with her hands. Ever since Kenna was a toddler, Sam always told her repeatedly that, since she is smart and strong, she can do anything that she sets her mind to do. As Kenna grew up following her father’s guidance, she realized that she really liked working with tools. Go with Kenna on this life path as she grows up and follows the career path of where her talents lie. Kenna joined the military and made a non-traditional career choice with her father’s love and encouragement the entire time. The goal of this book is to inspire boys and girls to allow their natural talents to guide them into their career paths and life goals. Gather the courage to chase those dreams even in the face of doubts from others around them in society. After all, it is your life to live and choices to make. You can do it because you are talented, smart, and strong!  This book can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble in paperback and e-book.  For more information, head over to the website at: www.ConstructionTales.com.


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    • 24 min
    Season #2, Episode #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools

    Season #2, Episode #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools

    For this episode, Leslie discusses the era where she juggled raised her two sons, Tom and Johnny, along with her career path as a union journeywoman electrician in New York.  Leslie speaks about her biggest challenges as well as many lessons learned and developed talents she picked up as a single mother.  As a very young widow, Leslie was forced into working 120/hours a week, via multiple jobs.  This was in addition to finishing her college business degree and 5-years of electrical theory training that were a part of her apprenticeship.  This topic was suggested by a young, working professional mother.  The objective of this podcast episode is to inform as to what is involved and offer encouragement to men and women who are currently in the single parent era.  For more information and to suggest topics, head over to the website at www.ConstructionTales.com.  This is Part B of the two-part discussion and the last half of the chat.  Look for Part A, in the podcast platform of your choice, to start the discussion in case you missed it.


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    • 22 min
    Season #2, Episode #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools

    Season #2, Episode #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools

    For this episode, Leslie discusses the era where she juggled raised her two sons, Tom and Johnny, along with her career path as a union journeywoman electrician in New York. Leslie speaks about her biggest challenges as well as many lessons learned and developed talents she picked up as a single mother. As a very young widow, Leslie was forced into working 120/hours a week, via multiple jobs. This was in addition to finishing her college business degree and 5-years of electrical theory training that were a part of her apprenticeship. This topic was suggested by a young, working professional mother. The objective of this podcast episode is to inform as to what is involved and offer encouragement to men and women who are currently in the single parent era. For more information and to suggest topics, head over to the website at www.ConstructionTales.com.


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    • 22 min
    Season #2, Episode #46: Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice

    Season #2, Episode #46: Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice

    Leslie is kicking off Season #2 with this podcast episode about early lessons learned while she was an apprentice electrician back in the 1990’s. Additionally, she shares descriptions of a few unusual characters along the way. Leslie also shares her experience with facing gender discrimination as well as witnessing prejudice against her minority brothers and sisters in the trade. Leslie shares that sexual harassment was just an accepted behavior on the job if she wanted to be there. Leslie learned to develop thick skin and a wicked sense of humor to combat any form of harassment. Apologies if you detect a rough voice since Leslie has been ill with congestion and speaking has been a challenge. Leslie also warns about freely sharing personal information since it can become the source of jobsite rumors on the job site.  Check out my website at: www.ConstructionTales.com for more information.


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    • 40 min
    Season #1, Episode #45: Part C-Tramping In Cali!

    Season #1, Episode #45: Part C-Tramping In Cali!

    This is Part C of a 3-part discussion with my friend and fellow journeyman electrician, Brian Reyes.  Brian works on photography, in his spare time, under his website that is entitled, “Photacular Imagery”.  For the past few years, Brian has been signing the visitor book as a traveling Local #3 IBEW NYC journeyman out in unions throughout vast parts of California.  The union traveling term for a visiting electrician has been known as a “tramp”.  Therefore, Brian shares with me about the vast cultural differences between New York and California and his traveling stories and his struggles to find simple home comforts such as New York style pizza.  In this podcast episode, I also discussed with Brian about his work adventures with fellow traveling journeyman; many were also from the Bronx, Texas, Chicago, and many locations throughout the Midwest and even Californians.  Additionally, I asked him to share some of his funniest and scariest stories during his +20-year career as an electrician.  We even got into a brief discussion on the evolution of thick skin, a survival technique, that was used to navigate racist old-timers.  This is the third part of a discussion that I had with Brian.  If you missed the first or second third of the discussion, look for either Part A and/or Part B in the podcast platform of your choice to start the discussion.  This is Part C that is intended to finish the final third of the discussion.  Check out my website at: www.ConstructionTales.com for more information.


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    • 33 min

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