It can pay up to $3000 a week, but being a lollipop woman is “the worst job ever”, according to many Australians currently in the role.
Australian lollipop women have revealed huge job losses, despite boasting about huge pay packets.
One woman, Paris Taylor, described the role of traffic controller as “the worst job I’ve ever done”.
“To everyone who sees traffic control as a good job, why are you lying?” She said in a Tiktok video.
When asked about the salary, he said the reality was that “good pay is only when you work long hours”.
Other women have described nightmares dealing with pedestrians and drivers.
Nursing student Unity Adams filmed a TikTok video at a workplace detailing what women do on a regular basis.
“Going to ‘call the cat’ every 20 minutes,” she said, adding that she was hitched 24/7.
Perth-based traffic controller Amelia Brady also confirmed that she is “hit” by drivers all the time.
Ms Adams said she also had to endure “angry men” yelling to get off the street and listen to other traditions talking incessantly about other women.
But he also said that his complaints were not about male coworkers or anyone he worked with, but about “public pedestrians.”
Another Australian lollipop lady, Chloe Taok, previously revealed that she earns approx. $3000 per week,
Filming from construction sites around Sydney, she outlined that by working about 58 hours over six days, she earned $2949, though it’s not clear whether this is her earnings before or after taxes.
He worked just 15 minutes for a shift on Thursday, scoring himself $148, while Sunday was most lucrative with $717.40 in the bank for 12.5 hours due to double time.
His longest shift on Wednesday was 14 hours, earning him a net profit of $611.50, while a higher rate on Saturday netted him $557 for nine hours.
During the week, she worked 12 hours on Monday for $496, while her 10-hour shift on Tuesday earned her a score of $409.45.
In all, her pay packet equated to an incredible $50 an hour for her working week.
But a Melbourne traffic controller recently took to social media to complain that he earns $2000 a week because a hidden cost of the job,
Maria Keflas, 21, said on TikTok that she applied for the job almost immediately after hearing about the lucrative role.
She said in her post, ‘I have seen a lot of TikTok (videos) regarding traffic control, and they are all positive.
She joked to the audience that she thought she was going to be “so rich”.
But she said it was a “false hope” because “it’s the most incongruous job I’ve ever done in my life”.
“People don’t tell you that you can work all week from Monday to Friday and get so much money [$3000] But then you … could go without work for a whole month, ”she explained.
The national award rate for a traffic controller is $29.79 an hour, but it can increase to $99.15 an hour if you work overtime.
According to Seek, the median annual salary in NSW for a traffic controller is $76,249.