@Tiger Lilly, I totally hear you! So glad others feel the same. My hubby is on a 4/1 roster, unfortunately him working at home is just not an option, we simply cant afford it! Maybe cause we are in WA and everything is so expensive over here.
We did the calculations and figured that with him at home with the cost of petrol, maintaining a second car and providing extra food and utilities for him he would need to be on the same income, and he just can't get that income at home. We even looked at selling and moving to cheaper suburb or renting, but still the the money we save would only just cover our extra costs, and he would still have to work 12 hour days 6 days a week to make ends meet whch would make him more grumpy and more tired. Just not an option for now, so we have to keep at it.