Sure beats working in a tank-shell factory, and the job brings status/additional privileges -i.e. allowed/encouraged to wear cosmetics. Since mostly only KWP hacks get to drive in Pyongyang (women are banned, ala Saudi Arabia), the gals may even meet a well-connected husband out there in 'the circle'.
These attractive young women basically replaced electric traffic signals throughout the North Korean capital over the last 30 years -due to frequent power outages- and legend has it that in his day Dear Leader designed the uniforms (and chose the girls) himself- hope that didn't include the casting couch, poor things:
|Modern podium/umbrellas recently deployed|
|I'm pretty sure the skirt was 'shopped lol|
|Still from 1980's 'traffic girl' propaganda film|
Alas, rumors out of North Korea say that Pyongyang traffic girls are slowly being phased out now, as the Norks have begun to install a new, low-power LCD traffic signal system they think they can find the juice for... until 11pm, anyway.
Pyongyang traffic girls