What a whining bunch of crybabies, im the owner, i give all my guys weekends off, i do all the calls myself. did 4 after hours last night. jus sayin guys
In my mind owners dont count because u have the ultimate responsibility for the company, even with employees to be officially on call. U must be available 24/7..its something u voluntarily have done.
(that is very kind of u to take the calls, i know of several companies where the boss disappears at 5)
I didn't see any whining either just us posting our on call rotation.:patriot:
on call sucks. my company (we r commercial) will rotate on call between the 4 supervisors and when a call comes in they can either take it or call someone in the reigon or any other region to see if they wanna take it, we can refuse and not have to worry about getn yelled at :) other companys i worked for usually rotated each weekend, i rmeber when i worked for a place that had lik 50 techs they would draw up a schedule and ud be on call 1-2 days a month and it would be Sun-Sat if ur day fell on like a tuesday ud be responsible for any call that came in after about 7
There's 4 of us right now, so I'm on every 4 days. During the summer months, I'm on every 4 weeks, for 1 week at a time. Goes from Friday to Thursday.
We get paid $20 each night we are on call, then whatever time we are out.
When I lived in Kansas, none of the companies I worked for had an on call schedule. One company, it was just me and the boss, and the boss did any of the night or weekend calls. (I was brand new to the trade, and he didn't feel comfortable sending me out, but that all would have changed had I stayed there.)
the other companies had no on call. If any calls did come in at night, I'm not sure how they handled it. Every now & then I'd go out on a saturday, but that was only when we were very busy or it was very cold or hot.
The cool thing about where I am now, is that all of the calls come into the boss's house. the boss will try to walk them through stuff to try to get them going for the night before he calls us.
Most companies, the answering service calls the tech directly. so the tech gets every little BS call that comes in, so he gets the calls asking stuff like "how much is oil", or "what is your hourly rate", and crap like that.
We have 10 techs as of now in the on-call rotation. Two techs on call as a team. At least one tech has his oil ticket. We Start Sunday morning at 8:00am untill Monday at 8:00am. Monday we come to work for 12:00 noon and work till 8:30pm on-call kicks in then till 8:00am. Same for the rest of the week. Saturday we start at 8:00am till Sunday at 8:00am. Then no on call for 4 weeks. $25 per week night on call standby and $30 on Sunday and Saturday standby. 1 1/2 till midnight durning the week and 2x after midnight till 8:00am. 1 1/2 all day Saturday till midnight and 2x from Midnight Saturday till 8:00am Monday. 2x on holidays. We have 2 more techs being trained and then they jump into the loop and on call every 5 weeks. 1 hour pay minimum for any call out. Office is manned for dispatch from 8:00am to 4:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday. Durning the week from 8:00am to 10:00pm, answering service takes over after hours and dispatchs the calls evenly to the 2 techs on call. 1 for 1. Same goes for the office dispatch calls are given out 1 for 1.
i hate on call
im a market guy - do NO on call
Another possibility is that you are not paying any premium pay (on top of that whole 7 bucks an hour) and the techs are saying FU, do it yourself.
Either way you are saving money. That is what it is always about when it comes to cheap asses. I'm sure that you are not giving them the weekends off out of the kindness of your heart.
Oh by the way... How's the professional training class that you are teaching?