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12-13-2005, 06:16 PM
I'm just curious how often other refrigeration techs are on-call and how much extra $$ they're getting for on-call bonus. At my shop we have 4 techs and each take 1 week of every month. We get $100 extra for that week and time and a half for OT. I would absolutely love to work for a bigger outfit with more techs to spread out the on-call duties. Just curious, Matt
12-13-2005, 08:01 PM
My company has no bonus or any kickbacks for being on call and we have 5 techs in my area so I go on call every fifth week. Be happy with getting what your getting most companies have no incentives at all. P.S. have your boss suggest something like that to mine.
12-13-2005, 08:17 PM
for what its worth, im a 1 man show..i dont charge extra for saturdays, but i do charge 1 1/2 on sunday..
if i hire someone to help me on a sunday, he gets the overtime as well.
12-13-2005, 08:36 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by primmers
[B]for what its worth, im a 1 man show..i dont charge extra for saturdays, but i do charge 1 1/2 on sunday..
ditto! sounds like a good deal from here!
12-13-2005, 10:50 PM
5 days/ month, one saturday and one sunday a month.
Paid extra for the sat and sun, the other 5 days are spread out, and calls after 5pm or before 8 am are at time and a half.
Holidays run double time and a half, and these are for the "big" holidays only, Xmas day, thanksgiving, easter, memorial day, July 4, Labor day.
12-14-2005, 12:07 AM
every 6 weeks,get paid 4 extra hours when on call, time and a half after 40, double time after 50 hrs.
Go on every 3 weeks for a week.
Get 35 bucks for being on call,
15 bucks for every emergency call ran.
12 hours paid for holiday if on call instead of 8.
When I was at it full time; On call every other weekend and received $10 extra for that. Time and a half over 40 hrs worked. No pay on holidays unless I had a call.
It sounds like you have a cushy set up... :)
12-14-2005, 06:18 PM
on call 1/8 weeks
get 4.5 hrs for carrying pager $164.12.
1.5 ot for any call after 4 PM and weekends
2 OT on Stat holiday
[Edited by shaun66 on 12-14-2005 at 07:12 PM]
12-14-2005, 06:46 PM
On call for us, is about every 8 weeks for 7 days, which we get nothing...
12-15-2005, 07:37 PM
A week straight?
I couldn't do that at current company-
too much territory to cover, would end up pasted on
back of a diesel- I can eat nails just on weekend alone.
I would kill someone- client, kid, wife, that damn fool
driving fifty in the fast lane....
Am back on every third weekend, five man rotation with two oncall, every other weekend once. One or two nights a week.
After hours receive OT, double time nonexistent anymore-
standby pay is about 10 a day-
Any of you up and comers want to cover my call?
I am willing to give you all my overtime opportunities... :)
Seven days straight.....yeehaa
Maybe the A/c , or light comm. techs can do it but not in market ref- don't we already have a high enough trade divorce rate?
Kudos to ya one man shop guys!
12-15-2005, 08:08 PM
In house, hospital HVAC. On call every other week. Wednesday to Wednesday at $3.00 an hour. Totals to $187.00
a week before taxes. At least when we get a call in the middle of the night we know what equipment we will be looking at.
12-26-2005, 05:25 PM
On call stinks,were on 1 a month and no extra pay unless you go over 40 hours a week then time 1/2.We are allowed to sleep in if your out all night.(wich messes uo your overtime)If you get better than that keep your job.
12-27-2005, 12:54 PM
Currently working for "the man" and this is how it works:
on call 3 week rotation, weekends only nothing after around 9pm usually, so far so good right? If I am in the van whether I have 40 or 70 hours in I only get paid straight time. I am only paid OT if he can bill the customer for OT - if it's a call back (and I never know if it is)I get straight time.
So I usually work 50 hours per week and get paid straight time for 99% of those hours due to the "seat time".
Last rotation I was called out at 8am on a Saturday to go to a call, fine. I start my time, get dressed and leave (this is the only way I can make any money!), drive 80+ miles to the job and am there for 30 minutes, and drive the 80+ miles back home. Now after working my 40+ throughout the week I have just put in 3.5-4.0 hours on a Saturday for straight time because he is calling that call a call back! how is that worth my time away from my family? I'd have rather stayed in bed truthfully.
Ok, I have vented enough. He is going to have to change the way he pays on call and ot or pony up some more per hour, I can't afford to live at the wage he is paying now!
Looking seriously into the one man show option for the first of the year, scary but may be necessary.
12-27-2005, 08:00 PM
on call every 3 to 6 weeks depends on how many techs due to high turn over rate. overtime only after 40, no extra to carry pager
12-29-2005, 10:07 PM
Ten years ago oncall was a nightmare.
All day, all night, every day, no days off, limited sleep and real stress.
We were not charging overtime, customers realized this and capitalised. Enforcing the THREAT OF OVERTIME curbed the abusers. AS to callbacks, I maintain that if the job is done during day it need not be redone at night. Zero callbacks is achievable.
Today I seldom get called out after hours.
12-29-2005, 11:24 PM
Hey Basic .... welcome to the Forum.
Glad you could make it.
Have you found Dice's 9mm thread yet?
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