Patrick Flannery has been a busboy, a grocery clerk, painter, bar bouncer, crane yard worker, pizza store clerk, construction worker, copywriter, writer, and salesman in several industries. He also prepped taxes and worked in call support before finally going back to his roots in journalism, eventually becoming the editor of not just Canadian Rental Service, but several other trade publications across Canada.
The host of four of his own podcasts, including Counter Talks, Pat is good at talking. This is our longest-ever episode, but I think it’s a good one. We talked about trade publications and some of the challenges he faces in covering an industry in a location that spans thousands of miles (or kilometres), multiple languages, and full of people who don’t like to toot their own horns.