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Does anyone out there actually get paid for having their crackberries turned on 24/7? Seems like their should be some compensation for being on call. I'm a reporter for the Toronto Globe and Mail working on a story about this.
- 04-12-07, 02:08 PM #2
I don't, but I guess that might partly be by choice. If I was to push it, am sure I could get paid for it, i.e. being available 24/7/365, since I work in I.T.
But, on an I.T. front, I don't want to be available 24/7. Now, playing with my BlackBerry 24/7 that is another story...
- 04-12-07, 05:48 PM #3
Yeah, it's called a job
I don't specifically get paid for having my corporate Blackberry switched on and with me 24hrs a day, but if you work in IT, (like I do) there are many positions that require that level of availability.
It comes down to an individual's acceptance of the total package - demands vs rewards, and recognizing the responsibilities associated with your position within the firm. For our staff in network operations, carrying a Blackberry 24/7 is invaluable since numerous events are setup to trigger an email alert, ie. server disk-capacity reaching a certain level, an abnormal temperature in a server room, a server that is no longer responding, a WAN link down etc.
In addition, I have lost count of the times when an email of complaint, or one detailing a specific need has been sent during the weekend from a high-level executive. When there are issues to deal with, or demands to be met, a single email sent via a Blackberry during the weekend can prevent a small incident escalating into a big issue by Monday.
Last edited by Berryman; 04-12-07 at 05:50 PM.
- 04-13-07, 11:58 AM #6
Starting today, I'm going to be turning in an expense sheet for the $44.99 that I pay for BB unlimited data on my BB since it's hooked into the BES server that I setup for myself and have since converted most people in my office to. It surprised the hell outa me since I'm on call 24/7/365 and am just getting back to work after another stroke. This is the only company that I've worked for in IT where I wasn't supplied with a company phone but I didn't complain. It wasn't in my offer when I started that I was on call but I always have been since I started even though they tell me I'm not.
- 04-28-07, 09:27 PM #10