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  1. #1
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    On call during the holidays

    Since I'm the low one on the totem pole at my shop I volunteered for both weekends during the holidays.

    Like to see how many out there have been on any calls during the holidays.

    I haven't had one yet, but hoping for the 2AM call to a holding freezer

    Happy new year to all.

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    Im a one man show and am on call all the time...so dont feel bad. I went out at 10 pm last night on a no heat.
    I dont mind doing it for meself, but for some reason I did not like it working for some one else....must be a $$$ thing.

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    Just got off duty for the week, started Christmas and ended New Years DAY.

    I have been on for a few Christmas's over the years and really only had one really bad Christmas.

    A hospital and a few hospital buildings all fed from the same plant with a busted 14" steam main going into the main hospital

    Anyone try to locate a backhoe and operator, amongst others things on Christmas? was not a good day!

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    that's some overtime$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Im a one man show and am on call all the time...so dont feel bad. I went out at 10 pm last night on a no heat.
    I dont mind doing it for meself, but for some reason I did not like it working for some one else....must be a $$$ thing.
    This.

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    My hat is off to one man/owner shows.

    I know I wouldn't have the patience for all that is involved.

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    Nobody said we liked it. It's something ya just gotta tolerate.

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    Three man team here and we all took a holiday this year.
    I love the smell of phosgene first thing in the morning:

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  9. #9
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    I am part of a small satellite branch and we just run our on call the same as normal. If you pull Christmas, you pull Christmas. So what. I got New Year's Day this year.

    At the main office, I think they run a Holiday on call schedule. Most senior guy gets choice. On down the line until the noob gets what's left over.

    Not a bad setup, really.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthingt View Post
    Just got off duty for the week, started Christmas and ended New Years DAY.

    I have been on for a few Christmas's over the years and really only had one really bad Christmas.

    A hospital and a few hospital buildings all fed from the same plant with a busted 14" steam main going into the main hospital

    Anyone try to locate a backhoe and operator, amongst others things on Christmas? was not a good day!
    That's the type of being on-call that separates the men from the boys.

    Kevin

    Controls is a lifestyle not a job

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    I had duty from Christmas Eve until Dec 31st. I worked that whole weekend and raked in about 30-something hours of OT. Gotta love working for an oil company.
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

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    I'd had call for this week. I was on here at around 11 AM, and was reading this thread and thought to myself that i'd been lucky so far......no calls. Well 15mins. after logging off i made myself a sandwich andout to sit down to eat it and the phone wrang service call. OMG as i was typing this another call just came LMFAO......i will not open this thread ever again..... its cursed! I'm off. Damn it lmao.
    "The things you own end up owning you. "

    Tyler Durden

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    I had a call christmas eve. No cool.
    I went out & the t-stat was turned off.
    it took me 6 hrs. to balance the 4 supply regesters in that tittie bar.

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