24x7 on-call rates
raph at mankin.org.uk
Thu Oct 2 16:43:13 BST 2008
On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 12:38 +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:
> Raphael Mankin wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 10:57 +0100, Peter Haworth wrote:
> >> On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 18:36:20 +0100, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> >> Offer them +20% for doing a night shift and see how that goes down.
> >>> (Wait, 'goes down' maybe not the ideal phrase...)
> > We got paid 0.5 days for each week on call for this sort of thing.
> > Operations dealt with conditions like disk full, some data errors and
> > machine failures. We had to deal with software faults - in our own
> > software.
> ISTR at a previous job, which really was 24*7, I got £100 a week, and
> £30 a call on top. I always got 10-15 calls in a week (on-call 1 week in
> 3), so made a bit of money, but hated it so much I left the company.
We got few calls. It was possible to go a whole week without being
called out. It helps when a person releasing buggy software knows that
his colleagues will give him a good kicking in the morning.
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