I earn £7,000 a month doing a job no one wants to do – I get weeks off at a time but it’s not for the faint-hearted

I earn £7,000 a month doing a job no one wants to do – I get weeks off at a time but it’s not for the faint-hearted

A TIKTOKER believes he is living the dream earning £7,000 a month working minimal hours – but admits the job’s not for everyone.

The Brit said he has the “utmost respect” for those who work in his industry and spend extended periods of time away from home.

Tiktok/@rmoseyrTikToker Mosey doesn’t miss the stresses that come with other jobs[/caption]

Tiktok/@rmoseyrMosey’s job comes with a number of perks, including incredible views of the sea[/caption]

Tiktok/@rmoseyrThe worker says he ‘rolls out of bed and into his overalls’[/caption]

Mosey, who goes by @rmoseyr on TikTok, works as a mechanical technician offshore on an oil rig, meaning he doesn’t have to deal with the suite of stresses that usually come with commuting to work.

He said: “It’s great walking downstairs to work. Literally get up, get showered, get dressed, out the door, along the corridor, down the stairs, and right into work.

“No worries about hitting every traffic light on the way to work, no traffic jams, no teatime traffic, no worries about your car breaking down, your train being late or your bus being late, or missing your bus or your train.

“Literally, you just roll out of bed and into your overalls.”

He estimated it takes him about 60 seconds to commute to his job, which involves him fixing “anything from turbines to toilets”.

A role like Mosey’s generally pays well, but the TikToker said the amount will depend on “who you work for, where you work, the location, how long you’re away for, et cetera”.

He added: “In the UK, a technician will typically earn anywhere between £60,000 and 80,000 a year.

“The biggest contributor to this is your shift pattern. Those working two weeks on, three weeks on, will be on less, however they will enjoy more time off, and vice versa for those that work equal time.

“The money and the shift pattern is exactly why we do it.”

In one video shared to TikTok, Mosey showed his followers a sneak peek into his life offshore.

A clip panning across long stretches of sea cut to one of the breakroom, where rows of armchairs faced a TV, guitars covered a wall, and a pool table waited for workers to start a game.

Mosey explained he was flying home after two weeks of work so was in “high spirits”.

He said: “Today is when working offshore is the best job in the world. Looking forward to a good bit of time off. It’s hard to bring anyone down on a day like this.

“Working offshore really makes your value your time at home. Utmost respect to those who do it for long extended periods of time.”

Dozens of Mosey’s viewers left comments beneath his videos expressing awe at and asking questions about his chosen career.

One person wrote: “I’m terrified of the sea and of the dark and of being lonely, yet somehow this looks like a great career choice lol fascinating,” to which Mosey replied: “it’s interesting for sure. you don’t have ti (sic) be lonely!”

Overseas, others are also taking up high-paying jobs no one wants.

Australian former Love Island star Jordan Dowsett, a mining electrician, may be stuck working underground for hours on end – but it’s worth it all for the eye-watering paycheck.

An average entry level position for a fly-in-fly-out electrician is £35 per hour, which adds up to more than £80,000 per year.

Another worker at an Australian mine, a woman who goes by @serendipidadetravels on TikTok, shared she makes £11,000 a month.

She explained in a video how her lucrative job once “scared” her as it required her to work in desolate areas, but she soon came to realise it was “such an easy way to make money”.

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