The only special moments in life you miss out on are those that you want to miss out on. You are allowed requests, family leave, SLP/BLP's.
With most depots short of drivers and the 10% of drivers can only be off at one time "rule", it can be hard to attain leave. Also applying for leave well in advance ie. 6 months min is hardly ever a guarantee of getting time off. If you have to apply for some outside of that time frame the opportunity dwindles, hence me quoting that there may be things you'll have to miss out on.
HR policies always sounds great....................
Given the depots listed when the position was advertised, I'd be interested to know what you define as "living in a remote community 100's of kms away from conveniences". To my knowledge depots such as Nonda, St Lawrence, Alma-den, Alpha, even Monto etc have long gone.
With the majority of positions to be offered in the north west, distance is still a factor and time doesn't change some facts.... been there done that.........
If you feel it's not enough, go elsewhere and do better. It's unlikely you will unless you go to the mines.
Thanks for the advice.....again you'll work for your money there too being rostered near your 12hr minimum layoff every shift and still it's a majority of night work.
Just trying to put a different picture to the $ signs everyone sees first. My tone of writing may sound like hate the job, but it couldn't be further from the truth. It's very satisfying to me but there's some harsh realities to it as well, that exist still and always will especially with Qld being such a large state.