I make £10,000 a month doing a job no one wants to do – it requires no experience and I even got free accommodation | The Sun
A SAVVY woman has revealed how she makes £10,000 a month doing a job not many people fancy having a go at.
The hard worker, who goes by @fionafifo on TikTok, shares a glimpse of her unusual career and tips on how to succeed in her male-dominated industry.
The Australian worker claims she has "the best paid job" in the country as a FIFO miner.
In "Fly in fly out" (FIFO) jobs, an employer will temporarily transport the employee to a location or site of work and then transport them back for a period of rest.
According to Professionals Australia, this method is most commonly applied to avoid permanently relocating the employee and their family to the site of work.
On one of her videos, the girl miner said a job in FIFO mining could get you between AUS$ 12,000 to 20,000 a month and up to AUS$ 100 an hour.
Roles include fitter, boilermaker, engineering, and electrician, the influencer said.
She claims that her employer also provides free accommodation, food, gym usage and the flight itself.
As well as encouraging people to join the mining industry, she is also proud to be a female miner in a male-dominated job.
"Who said that a feminine girl can't work in mining?" she wrote on one of her post.
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The TikTok clip included a sequence of Instagram-worthy pictures and selfies in glamorous locations, followed by snaps of herself in her work gear covered in dirt.
Although many followers rushed to the comment section asking for her help on how to become a miner, some seemed sceptical of the girl's lifestyle.
One user commented: "You don’t earn 20k a month mate. Not a chance."
Another added: "Let me see concrete proof and I’ll believe it."
A third replied: "I think your numbers are a little bit over the top."
Fellow FIFO miner Cal Mcllwaine is a new starter in the mines in Western Australia and makes over two grand a week.
He also shared how he manages to save up on taxes.
He posted a video on TikTok, telling his followers the FIFO gig was "very lucrative".
Cal said his expenses equal to nothing when he is on the job as he is provided accommodation and food.
"You can literally come up here and spend zero dollars," he added.
All of the saved cash is going to "travel fund" for Cal as he pays no rent or insurance.
"I'm just banking it which is unreal," Cal said in the clip.
The mine worker then goes on to tell how to make a "s***load of money" in a short period of time.
"You're given an opportunity to work f***loads of hours," he shared.
Cal works 84 hours a week which is a double of a normal schedule.
He said: "I am essentially working two weeks' worth of work in one week."
His rotation means he spends two weeks on, two weeks off the job.
Each shift lasts about 12 hours, but the mine worker gets an extra overtime pay after working ten hours.
In his first week alone, Cal has made £1,805, and in the second week he was earning £2,052.
"Two grand a week is f***ing mental," he shared excitedly.
He added that in his home country this amount of money would have to be earned over five weeks period.
"Back home you would need to be a doctor, a nurse, or a vet or something like that to be earning that amount of money in a week," he said.
He shared how easy it is to get into the FIFO gig, saying: "Anyone can get their foot in the door in some way, shape or form".
But Cal didn't sway from sharing the ugly side of the job too.
"It's obviously very hard, you're working long hours, it's dirty work, it's in the heat.
"But you're also getting paid a lot."
The Irish citizen is also saving up on tax as he is exempt from paying the full income fee thanks to Australian laws.
Any holiday worker earning below £23,000 only pays 15 per cent of their earnings to the government.
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But Cal has already surpassed that amount after four months and started paying a normal tax like the rest of Australians.
"I've seen a dramatic drop in my recent pay which is a bit sad but I've been loving it up until now," he confessed.
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