Introducing our latest Awesome Author Dionne (Drewie) Drew – The “Hard Hat Mentor”. Drewie has spent over 25 years working FIFO swings and wrote this poem recently when social media comments on almost every forum were so toxic and mean during a time when the FIFO suicides were all over the news: “When the inquiry came out etc. It made me very angry.”
Drewie has written some nerve touching and very relatable stuff recently on LinkedIn (see You know you’ve been ‘on site’ for weeks (years) when……. ) and is looking forward (as am I) to sharing more of her thoughts and experiences on this blog in the near future – you will find her posts HERE
FIFO Life Poem
To all the ‘normal’ workers who voice so loud,
How we FIFO workers are way too proud.
How we should speak up sooner to save our soul.
Who think greed and toys are our only goal.
Who judge total strangers whenever they choose.
Who have never walked a mile in our shoes.
“Just quit your job, just walk away”
“Just stop whinging, you get good pay!”
We didn’t whinge, for decades stood tough.
We didn’t ask for the spotlight to be put on us.
But now it is, it is here to stay.
Until someone, somewhere can find a way.
A way to help ease our pain, till then the fact remains,
We are not that much different from you.
We have families to look after too.
We miss their smiling eyes so much.
We miss their milestones, but more so their touch.
We are trying to find our way.
To get back home to them, and yet the bills still pay.
So until we do please give us a break.
Can you really be that heartless mate?
By Hard Hat Mentor