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    I just got the word .... I am pulling duty this weekend.


    Boss wouldnt even tell me when I came in the shop this morning.


    Oh well ... I kinda like the easy pace of most things the way they run it.


    Secretary phones around five and says my check is ready to be picked up.
    I tell her since I'm on duty ... I'd probably be in sometime this weekend anyway for supplies or whatever... I'd get it then. Just leave it somewhere handy.


    She lives on premises, and carries her Nextel. So there's no problem there.


    Since it's a long weekend .. the boss told the other guy we were to take off early. The calls were lite.

    I made him go do a cleaning with me ... just to get it over with.


    I was able to escape Austin City Limits without being bothered .... so far ... so good.



    if y'all are on duty this Labor Day weekend ... are ya gonna pick up the phone?
    Or do ya play possum?

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    I volunteered for Monday(labor day). $100 even if I don't get a call. I hope I get a call or three. I could use the overtime.

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    Answer the phone............

    if yur workin for somebody.

    If it's yur own gig, you can choose not too, but if not.........................mite be the boss callin.


    Happy Labor Day R-12.



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    Try getting an auto mechanic out at 3am
    to change a starter and he/she would
    tell you to go phuck yourself

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    With the price of gas going up and up, along with everything else to follow soon, I'd pick up and get all the cash I can. But then again, it is a long weekend.

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    I dont mind being on call and having to roll on a call or two .. during normal hours and such.

    And whenever I can, I try to screen the calls to make sure they know this is NOT normal service rates.


    Myself, I am used to getting paid portal to portal on weekends.
    I'm not sure what these accounts are acustomed to paying.
    But if I'm called out, I'm writing down my TOTAL TIME spent out ... not just the on site.



    Even though I'm on call ... I am so glad to be back doing service work!
    I am thankful for the experiences I had while installing for several months ... all those lines .... all that copper ... all that welding .... but it is in my blood to do service work.


    Now if we can just land some more low temp accounts ... THAT will be hog-heaven!

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    Gravy day for me + long weekend...I love it.

    Been kinda bummed watching the Katrina coverage though...really terrible.

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    You just started there and they gave you the holiday on-call, sorry to say R12 but looks like your at another ****hole company.

    Portal to portal is standard don't accept anything less, You should also get paid for every phone call that you take even if it doesn't end up with you going on it. Phone time is time, same as driving.

    Where are you finding these companies and why can't you just get a good a job with a good company ? I mean spill the beans here why can;t you just get a good job, is it a long track record ? Are you lazy ? I know your not stupid,

    Do you weigh like 400 pounds or something ?

    Are you a long haired hippy with a gadzillion tattoos ?

    Just curious.

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    I'm on 0600 Sunday 'til 0600 Monday. Probably not get home 'til late Monday morning....

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    Now that I am an old ba$tard and CEO of this company it was dicided that I am not to be on the "On Call" list. Of course I am 'on call' 24/7/365 for any company emergency.

    But I do remember being on call. Unfortunately it is a necessary part of our trade. I appreciate my guys taking their turn and representing the Company at nights and weekends. I often tell them that if there one thing I could change it would be having "on call service". Of course if I told our customers that we won't service them in an emergency then we won't have any business.

    So here is one owner that saids, "Hats off to the guy on call"

    Happy Labor Day.

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    WWHHAATTT????

    Originally posted by condenseddave
    I'm on 0600 Sunday 'til 0600 Monday. Probably not get home 'til late Monday morning....
    Dave , I thought you were always on ?
    You actually take days off ?

    And I thought you were a refrigeration machine .(what is the world coming to?)

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    8 calls

    All for the same kook. Started at 2 yesterday, wanted someone to comeout that night when she got there, (@ 8, just wait, she be there), my partner stop me on my way in the office at 3 yesterday to warn me. She called twice after I got there and then she cancel at 7:30 this morn, (Sat). I can't wait to see if my wife's friend who has a unit in the same building knows this wack job.
    But yeah we answer, have run two so far and guys are doing an emer. change out.
    Have a friend covering for me tommorow so I can take the guys tuna fishing.

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    Here's some ignorant bliss for ya. When I first started in service, working for family (that's another whole story) I was not only on call, and lived 5 minutes from the shop, but was on SALARY! Yep, salary! I was probably the only service tech in the region on salary, but I was learning the ropes and welcomed any and all opportunities to learn. Mind you, I knew enough to do my job, but we're always learning, right? Anyway, when I hear guys today whine and cry about having to be "on call" and are even gettin' paid $$$$ just in case they might have to run a call, I think back to my early days. Yeah, you can call me naive' (shoot I call my self that!) but at the time, I was a babe in the woods when it came to the industry and the proper compensation for service techs. Anyway, I could not have gotten the training I did under any other circumstances, but on call on salary????? Gee..... I don't really feel any better after sharing that.
    Everyone has a purpose in life..........even if it's to be a bad example.

    Seek first to understand, before seeking to be understood.

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