For commercial and investment banks yes maybe those rates - but your balls are gone if you fuck up
When you get paid those rates it's not worth working Xmas unless your life is work and coke and you have no family.
I get paid quite well in a job I could only describe as arbitrage so I just couldn't prise myself to do Xmas support.
I've done it before when I was supporting an I.t system but I would want hourly support so no ties and £50 per hour - depends what the support is. Prompt on my iPhone, ssh preset and service restart commands at the ready, bill for a few quid with some ssh from my iPhone from the pub, job done.
Last edited by briers; 11-07-2012 at 08:38 PM.