A FIFO worker has shared a glimpse into his day-to-day life living and working on a mine where he’s given an impressive banquet of food for every meal.
Jordan Dowsett rises at 4am to work a 12-hour shift as an electrician in central Queensland and is well fed in the mining camp where he lives.
Fans were wowed by the smorgasbord the former Love Island contestant is treated to which included hot breakfasts, ice cream, curries, pasta, fries, fruit, sandwiches and cakes.
Waking up at the crack of dawn, Jordan is down at the mess hall to tuck into his favourite meal of the day by 4.30am.
‘Look at the options I get – fruit, yoghurt, cereal, bread, muffins, you name it, hot food, porridge, it’s all there,’ he said in a TikTok clip.
Jordan Dowsett (pictured) has shared what his typical day is like as a FIFO electrician working on the mines – and all everyone can talk about is the food he’s given
Fans were wowed by the smorgasbord the former Love Island contestant is treated to which included hot breakfasts, ice cream, curries, pasta, fries, fruit, sandwiches and cakes
He said while he doesn’t use the ‘famous’ coffee machine, it gets ‘destroyed’ by his fellow FIFO colleagues and he treats himself to a ‘cheeky’ hot chocolate if he’s ‘feeling naughty’.
At 5am, Jordan heads to the ‘crib’ where there are endless lunch and snack options for the workers to take to the mine.
‘We’re going to pack our smoko and lunch for the day because once you’re in the mine, there’s no way of getting any food,’ he said.
‘We pack it all the morning of and then we are right to go for the day.’
At 5.30am, Jordan gets the bus to the site where everyone attends a meeting and does some morning stretches before getting ‘on the tools’ at 6am.
At 5am, Jordan heads to the ‘crib’ where there are endless lunch and snack options for the workers to take on the mine
Jordan’s day in the life of a FIFO electrician on the mines
4am – Wake up
4:30am – Brekkie time
5am – Pack smoko and lunch for the day
5:30am – Bus to work
5:45am – Stretches and site meeting
6am – On the tools for the day
12pm – Lunch
6pm – Tools down, end of shift
6:30pm – In the gym, one hour workout
7:30pm – Dinner after gym
8pm – Shower, jump into bed, asleep by 8:30pm
‘Lunch time hits and what I packed today was a little salad and some fruit or sometimes if there’s a healthy alternative, I’ll get a chicken and rice or something,’ he added.
‘And then there’s a big smile on my face because it’s 6pm, it’s knock off time, the day is finally done.’
Jordan is back at the camp and in the gym by 6.30pm for an hour-long workout session.
‘Love the gym here because no one comes here so I’ve got the whole place to myself. I smash out a workout for about an hour, that gets me to 7.30 (when) have some dinner,’ he said.
The sparky showed the range of meals on offer for dinner including curry and rice, fries, corn, green vegetables, stew, chicken schnitzel and salads as well as ice cream for dessert.
By 8pm Jordan is in bed and asleep half an hour later ‘ready to repeat’ the day.
Jordan’s video was watched more than 333,700 times with viewers most impressed – and jealous – of the food on offer.
‘The food looks insane,’ one woman wrote and another agreed: ‘Wanna go to the mines for the food’.
‘This made me miss FIFO,’ a third wrote.
‘Offt, putting my camps food to shame!!’ someone else added.
‘Bro that food setup is mean! That’s what most of my salary goes on so I’d be saving heaps doing FIFO,’ one man said.