Owners who realize the employees are the one's who make the company successful are the ones that pay techs for being on call. I worked for one company that payed $100 for being on call for the weekend (Plus time and a half for over 40). Another company paid $75. And then there was the company who did not pay anything for being on call. The owner refused to pay for on call duty. So the techs would do everything they could not to go on the calls that came in after hours. In other words put the customers off until the next day. And some of the techs would sort of piss off the customer to get back at the owner.
Lets take a look at on call. It screws up your whole weekend when you are on call. And not be compensated for being on call should be a crime. Where the hell do these owners get the audacity to tie up your whole weekend up and not pay you extra. And for the techs who say it is part of their job to be on call and not be paid extra, well, better them than me. Boy are they foolish, if not stupid. For you guys, let the rich get richer, especially at your cost. What the hell, your family doesn't need the money, right? Ask yourself, is your house paid off, do you have tens of thousands of dollars in the bank for your kids college education, Do you have a year or two salary saved for a rainy day, Do you and your wife both have a late model car. And what about your retirement. If your forty do you have 125,000 or so saved for retirement.