For Royce Hunter, not even the $200,000 salary that came with his life as a fly-in fly-out worker was enough to keep him in the job.
For more than a decade, the 31-year-old endured 12-hour days and long stretches away from home because of his work in the oil and gas industry in Western Australia.
And eventually, the personal cost of the lucrative work became too high.
Royce Hunter, 31, traded his high-flying lifestyle as a FIFO worker in Western Australia to one of a Melbournian working in the beer industry
Mr Hunter had spent a decade working in the oil and gas industry and earned up to $200,000 a year but has no regrets about his career change
'I've missed most birthdays and Christmases, once-in-a-lifetime holidays and opportunities because of working in the oil and gas industry,' he told news.com.au.
After growing up in Fremantle and being based in Perth as an adult, Mr Hunter and his fiance Kelly made the permanent move to