A truck driver who works in the mining industry has revealed the staggering pay packet that allows her to work just six months of the year before taking the rest off.
Ashlea, who is from Perth, Australia, is a fly-in fly-out (FIFO) worker, a method of employing people in remote areas by flying them temporarily to the worksite instead of relocating them.
Her eye-watering salary and huge holiday period have shocked fans online, causing many to re-evaluate their career choice.
Ashlea started off in her remote mine as a complete rookie with no experience, but several raises later, she explained on TikTok that she gets paid a cool $110,000 (€105,500) for only six months of work.
“After about three months, my rate went to $43.50 (€41.71) an hour,” the FIFO worker said.
“For my first year as a greenie (a truck driver who is still learning), I would have taken about $94,000 (€90,131) [home] annually.”
“My new rate is about $51.50 (€49.38) an hour, so that’s pretty good,” she said.
And that’s not all, because her company rewards loyalty with monthly bonuses.
“And the contracting company I’m with pays you a bonus each month if you stay with them – that’s about $2,000 (€1,917.70).”
“Annually, at my $51.50 rate, that would be about $112,000 (€107k) per annum,” she said.
“My bonuses could be around $10,000 (€9,588.50). So around $122,000 (€117k) for my first year.”
Ashlea said she typically does 14 days of work and then gets a 14-day long break.
“I think it is pretty good for working only six months of the year as a truckie.”
Last year an Aussie traffic control worker took to social media to complain about her job, despite it earning her about $156,000 (€150k) per year.
TikTok user Chloe Taouk claimed to rake in nearly $500 (€479.43) for a lengthy 12-hour shift.
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