Originally Posted by rsmallwo
being oncall isnt the same as actually working the whole day at your desk. In essense they are paying you a half days pay to just be 'available' that day. You might not even do any work that day if u get no calls.
If you want abit more and dont know the frequency of calls, ask to be able to claim an hours overtime for every call you receive. Stops the client taking the piss!!!
Can you go out for the day?
Plan anything with your family without fear of it being interrupted or cancelled?
Can you get drunk? Sleep in?
None of the above.
Ergo you're working.
If you have to be available to work, you're working.
Why should you take the risk if there are calls or not?
Assume there are and request to be paid as such.
All IMO of course.