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Young Australian lollipop ladies answer the question EVERYONE is asking them about working in air traffic control

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Australian lollipop ladies answer the question EVERYONE wants to know about the job – and the huge downside, despite making $2ka a week

  • Female Australian traffic wardens join viral ‘Questions I get’ TikTok craze
  • They answered several questions, including whether they were hit?
  • Disadvantages of the job include being called to the cat and having to deal with angry men










Australian air traffic controllers have used social media to answer questions about the runway, including one that everyone apparently asks them.

Amelia Brady and Unity Adams have confirmed they have been hit by a car while trying to do their jobs along the road.

“Always,” Ms Brady confirmed in a video filmed in her car while she was working in Perth.

Amelia Brady (pictured above) and Unity Adams confirmed in separate TikToks as part of the ‘Questions I get’ viral craze that yes, they get hit trying to do their jobs along the way

Meanwhile, Ms. Adams, who is also a nursing student and an online bikini model, claims she is “working 24 hours a day” while working at a traffic stop.

She answered questions about the track under a video titled “what’s it like to work as a traffic controller – female edition.”

Ms. Adams exposed the realities of the job, which included getting calls every 20 minutes, angry men yelling at her to get out of the way, and being forced to listen to traditions that constantly talked about other women.

Unity Adams (pictured above) claimed she was hit on '24/7' while at work, then clarified that her male co-workers were not beating her, only pedestrians

Unity Adams (pictured above) claimed she was hit on ’24/7′ while at work, then clarified that her male co-workers were not beating her, only pedestrians

She says that while her male colleagues didn’t hit her, members of the public did.

“This video is not about male colleagues or anyone I work with. It’s about the public pedestrians that pass by.’

Traffic wardens have taken to TikTok in recent months, sometimes bragging about their pay — which can be up to $2,000 a week in some cases — and other times complaining about tedious work exposed to hot and cold weather.

“For anyone who considers air traffic control a good job, why are you lying?” Paris Taylor said, with an expression that resembled boredom mixed with frustration, describing the role as the “worst job ever.”

Another Australian female air traffic controller, Paris Taylor (pictured above), had a different take on the work in her TikTok video

Another Australian female air traffic controller, Paris Taylor (pictured above), had a different take on the work in her TikTok video

When another woman asked about the pay, Mrs. Taylor said, “Only pays well if you work long hours.”

Last month, another Melbourne woman, Maria Kefalas, 21, vented on social media that traffic control is often seen as ‘easy money’.

“I’ve seen a lot of TikTok (videos) related to traffic control, and they are all positive,” she lamented in her post.

“They tell you how much money they earn and how many hours they work.

“They give people false hopes about traffic control…it has to be the most inconsistent job I’ve ever done in my life.”

“Some weeks yes, I had five days of work, but then I was off for two weeks,” she told the Daily Mail Australia.

“On other occasions I received calls at 11pm asking to be at a job site by 6am the next day or to drive two hours outside of Melbourne at short notice for a 12-hour shift.

“It’s not a stable income at all.”

Are traffic controllers well paid?

It’s complicated, but usually not as good as you might think.

The national pay rate for a traffic controller is $29.79 per hour – but it can go up to $120 per hour.

The pay is better for traffic controllers in union jobs, but the work is harder to find and scarce.

Traffic controllers at the CFMEU union in Victoria can earn up to $55.08 per hour.

The rate rises to $99.15 per hour overtime.

On holidays, they earn up to $121.18 per hour.

Full-time traffic controllers in Victoria are typically advertised as earning between $50,000 and $70,000 per year.

According to Seek.com.au, the average annual salary in NSW for an air traffic controller is $76,249.

Across Australia, the most common traffic controller salary is between $40,000 and $60,000.

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