I get nothing special for being on-call.
We do get OT hours for weekend calls but that's about it.
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Well Iam on call every 3 weeks monday-monday no extrasand time and 1/2
only after 40.
Our on call schedule is a bit odd, but it works. It averages out to be ever 5 weeks... sometimes it's a bit more, some times it's a bit farther apart. They schedule it so everyone has one major holiday, that way we don't get hosed and stuck with several if the calendar isn't on our side.
We get 2 hours OT for being on call, and then of course time and a half if we go out. We don't go out much thankfully.. guess we must be doing a good job maintaining the customers equipment. Typically if I go out I'll just charge regular time if it's a week day, or a weekend if I'm feeling nice, then take off early friday. I'm not sure if there's a minimum time we get for being called out though.
Course, where I was at, I was on call 24/7 (only service guy), no compensation, and was expected to just take time off to make up for the extra hours so I wouldn't rack up much OT at all. I don't mind taking some time off, but OT pay is nice from time to time. Being on call 24/7 though, wouldn't wish that on anyone.
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Our company give $150 for the week for on-call + time and a half or double time on Sundays & holidays door to door nothing for carrying back-up pager.
we get 2 hours straight time per day for sat. and Sun. No omp time during week. Union says if we do not work 8 hours on weekday then we do not have to do oncall that day.
I am on call every 3rd week.
If my weekly hours go over 40 I get OT (time + time-in-half) for the remaining hours i worked. I do not recieve any compensation, but im working on it .
I'm on gurranteed 40 no matter if I get 40 billable or not
more or less on call 24/7 IF I'm available - that is they can't force me to be available - if I go out of town for the weekend camping -I'm not available.
they do not pay me to be available but "expect it"
Employment labour standards in Canada are grey and open to being interperated favorably to an employer.
EG: an employer can compell an employee to carry a pager/cellphone/email device and can demand an employee to answer said device without compensation 24/7 but employee does not have to do anything more.
If an employer needs an employee to be available for work after hours he then must compensate said employee for standing time.
I get 3 hrs 1 1/2 min to respond to a call 1hr to answer my phone/pager regardless if I do anything or not
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Last week was the 1st week I have been on-call for My Company. I waiting to see if i was compensated. If not I will continue with my regualr personal life, and if my pager goes off and i'm drinking with my friends, or going to the movies, or camping, or two states over...too bad! I can't go to the call.
Originally Posted by The Penguin
We are on call with no extra compensation but we get paid from when we leave the house until we get back.
Its just part of the job we do.
Originally Posted by MatrixTransform
I get paid a 4 hour minimum per call. If I have left the parking lot at work and something happens it's still 4 hours. Otherwise they can wait until I get back tomorrow.
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At my previous job in Mississippi, I was on call for one week a month. I was paid for 4 hours straight time just for carrying the phone, and if I was called out it was 4 hours OT, even if it took 30 min to do the job. It was a state job though. : )