1. penderpat's Avatar
    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 11:58 AM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    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 01:08 PM
  3. Berryman's Avatar
    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 04:50 PM.
    04-12-07 04:48 PM
  4. kasperapd's Avatar
    I guess if your a salaried employee, you are essentially getting paid for 24/7 coverage.
    04-12-07 06:23 PM
  5. dtd's Avatar
    I guess if your a salaried employee, you are essentially getting paid for 24/7 coverage.
    as with being a business owner... taking the good with the bad.
    04-13-07 10:36 AM
  6. audit's Avatar
    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.
    04-13-07 10:58 AM
  7. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Ha! Being on call was not in my offer, or even discussed per se' in my interview! Yet, everyday I feel like am on call 24/7/365...
    04-13-07 01:00 PM
  8. dj0751's Avatar
    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.
    I do - my company pays half
    04-15-07 06:31 PM
  9. Jack Benney's Avatar
    I've been on call 24/7/365 since November of 1994! We're supposed to get paid for this??
    04-15-07 09:02 PM
  10. wxboss's Avatar
    I've been on call 24/7/365 since November of 1994! We're supposed to get paid for this??
    Only if you're paid hourly and actually have to come in due to a call. Otherwise, if you're salaried or don't have to report to work due to a call (not sure how this might impact those who can log into their job's network and work a problem from home), you don't get paid. I believe that is consistent with FLSA.
    04-28-07 08:27 PM
  11. MMB916's Avatar
    Sounds like Navilyn and Jack are owed some "back pay" -lots
    04-28-07 09:36 PM
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