Lollipop ladies in Australia are claiming to be earning up to £67,000 (AUD$130,000) a year, which is twice the amount teachers and nurses are making, according to reports.
Amy Dowsett, from Sydney, who refers to herself as a traffic operator, is just one of many who is making a massive salary.
She told the Daily Telegraph: “When I tell other people how much I earn, they say: ‘Where do I sign up?’
“I’ve got friends who are now in and loving it.
“You don’t get bored because there is always something going on.”
The 30-year-old added that the industry is currently doing very well, thanks to a commercial boom and the industry’s union.
Currently, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union member is earning $40 an hour.
Dowsett has revealed that she also gets a travel allowance of $45 and a $22 meal allowance per day.
Plus, if she works more than 10 hours a day, she will receive double time.
Brian Parker, the NSW’s union secretary has stated that such a high salary is justified because regardless of the weather, the traffic operators need to remain outside.
He said: “They stand outside all day in all sorts of weather and they cop abuse from the public.”
Employees who are on non-CFMEU contracts aren’t earning such a significant amount.
A company owner – who didn’t want to be named – commented: “It’s standover tactics. What the CFMEU makes employers pay is a farce.”