Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Swapping Dump Trucks for Life in the Office; Amii Leaves the Coal Dust Behind for a New Career in Real Estate

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Swapping Dump Trucks for Life in the Office; Amii Leaves the Coal Dust Behind for a New Career in Real Estate

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Byline: Lisa Benoit Lisa.Benoit@capnews.com.au

AMII Geddes certainly isn't covered in coal dust anymore.

Dressed in a smart black dress and headed to her office in Yeppoon, it's a far cry from climbing into a dump truck for a 12-hour shift.

Amii spent six years working in mines across the state.

But she has decided it is time for a change.

Her first job in the mining industry was in 2009 at Ensham mine in Emerald, where she worked as the only woman in a crew of 45 men.

"It was exciting and daunting at the same time. I wanted to go out to make some money and to get ahead in life," Amii said.

Amii learnt the ins and outs of the industry, having secured several tickets and certifications along the way.

The former truck driver said it was the odd shifts that were hard to get used to, including a two-week on and one-week off fly-in-fly-out stint in Cloncurry. …

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