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The ‘most hated job in Australia’ is posted online seeking applicants to become parking rangers

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Is this Australia’s most hated job? Advertisement is posted online seeking applicants who are keen to become parking rangers

  • Seek advertised three jobs for parking rangers at City of Sydney Council 
  • The successful applicants will make a $62,040 per year plus superannuation
  • The ad said the council is looking for ‘mature-minded, customer-centric’ workers

A job listing has been posted online seeking applicants to become parking rangers – arguably one of the most despised professions in Australia. 

City of Sydney are on the hunt for a new employee to spend their days handing out parking tickets in the inner west and eastern suburbs. 

Successful applicants will make a $62,040 per year, plus superannuation.

The Seek advertisement said the council is looking for ‘mature-minded, customer-centric, self-motivated people’ for two permanent and one part-time position on their team.

A job listing has been posted online seeking applicants to become parking rangers - arguably one of the most despised professions in Australia (stock image)

A job listing has been posted online seeking applicants to become parking rangers – arguably one of the most despised professions in Australia (stock image)

A listing for 'the most hated job in Australia' has landed on employment website Seek, looking for applicants to become Sydney's newest parking rangers

A listing for ‘the most hated job in Australia’ has landed on employment website Seek, looking for applicants to become Sydney’s newest parking rangers

‘We believe our people are our success, strengthen our organisation and position us to lead, govern and serve our community enabling us to achieve all we plan for this spectacular city,’ it reads.

The job description includes ‘patrolling allocated sectors and issuing penalty notices for breaches of the parking legislation and and other legislation under which they are authorised to act’.

And although parking rangers get a bad rap from frustrated members of the public, City of Sydney Council describes their workers as ‘custodians of public trust and confidence’. 

‘We are committed to building a high performing culture built on the values of collaboration, courage, integrity, innovation, quality and respect.’

City of Sydney parking rangers are notoriously unpopular with drivers who have copped fines and witnessed questionable behaviour from rangers. 

In August, social media users called out a Sydney ranger for crashing into a stationary car while trying to park before walking away without leaving any details

In August, social media users called out a Sydney ranger for crashing into a stationary car while trying to park before walking away without leaving any details

In August, social media users called out a Sydney ranger for crashing into a stationary car while trying to park before walking away without leaving any details.

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The two City of Sydney rangers were filmed on Dashcam reversing into the vehicle before getting out of the car and inspecting the damage.

Footage shows the men getting out of the car and inspecting the damage before walking away without leaving their details for the owner.  

‘Apology not accepted. Just as these vultures would not accept a sorry if you were a few minutes late back to your vehicle. They are supposed to uphold the law, not break it and should be sacked,’ one social media user wrote. 

‘Bet the piece of s**t ranger took a photograph of the car he hit so he could issue a ticket if it’s five minutes past it’s time limit though,’ said another. 

‘Just low life trash of society.’

‘Do this pair think they are above the law? City of Sydney rangers do not hesitate to fine drivers.’ 

Earlier this year a driver was hit with a parking fine in Melbourne more than half an hour before his ticket expired.     

Boroondara City Council slapped the driver with an $83 fine despite having 32 minutes left on the ticket for a spot on Wakefield St, Hawthorn, in Melbourne’s east.

The ticket had been bought at 12.07pm and was meant to expire at 1.07pm – yet he was given the fine at 12.35pm – with plenty of time still to run on the ticket.

Earlier this year a driver was hit with a parking fine in Melbourne more than half an hour before his ticket expired

Earlier this year a driver was hit with a parking fine in Melbourne more than half an hour before his ticket expired

 

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