Nadiya Petrukha
Nadiya Petrukha
Dnieprodzerzhinsk wagon depot turner, Lemtrans

I came to work at a rail depot right after school and learned to become a turner. At the same time, I studied at college to be a commodity expert. At some point, I decided that I would never come back to work at the depot. However, I understood later that I wanted to do this job, so I returned right after the maternity leave. Many people get surprised when they learn what I do, because we have this stereotype about a turner’s job being purely masculine. I can persuade you that it’s not. If I were to describe my work in a few words, I’d say that I “make something out of nothing”. My work is largely creative. I take a piece of metal and produce a piece that makes the entire mechanism work. Believe me, this is cool!