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I like OT but this is rediculous!

December 17th, 2007 at 05:15 pm

Thursday my husband started his on call rotation, I knew we were in for Overtime, but I had no idea what the holidays at a store were like.

He is a computer guy, he keeps servers running and helps trouble shoot registers, printers, desktops and the like.

Well Thrusday he has to be in the office at 5am...and didn't get home till 5pm, at which point he proceeded to be back on his computer for most of the evening, and had a scheduled 'reboot' or whatever at 8pm.

Then on Saturday he had to wake up at 3am to do some more remote stuff from home, then drive in for a 5am call, and didn't come home again till which time he immediately ran to his laptop and began fixing yet another problem...he came to bed at 1AM! that is 20 hours of work!

Don't get the idea Sunday was easy, he was up and on the laptop at 7am, and still there at 8:30 (when our church service starts) he had a short break to drop us off at Sunday school and was back online again! UGH! (this morning I don't know when he got up, but he was gone at 6:30 am, and I doubt he will be home before 5pm)

Don't get me wrong, the money is going to come in handy with Christmas and a root canal this month...but 20 hours in one day?

Please as a favor to all who are serving you at Christmas time DON"T SHOP! Or at least know the harried person serving you may very well have been working for over 12 hours...along with plenty of support staff behind the scenes. All so we can buy last minute gifts! (self included I still need about 6 things)

4 Responses to “I like OT but this is rediculous!”

  1. nanamom Says:

    We do on call time too but it is rarely like that. Occasionally he has a busy night but mostly he has no calls. Now the other guys seem to have much more of a problem when they are on call. In fact my DH is the person of choice to do trades because they figure if they take his days it will be light and if he takes theirs well its about time he got some calls!! It drives them nuts when he covers their time and gets nothing. This weekend he did Sat 8 AM to Sun 8AM and had no calls. The rest of the weekend it hopped. The guy that he was doing a favor and covering for was so frustrated!! And he still has to pay us back for the time!

  2. Amber Says:

    Wow, that is a lot of hours...hope he will be able to rest soon.
    I am surprise the company has not put him on salary it would be less expensive to them but no so good for you. Don't get me wrong the OT is definately great but he needs his rest to

  3. princessperky Says:

    This is a very rare deal, only at holiday time, the rest of the year 'on call' means maybe 10 hours OT...not 20 in one day!

    Right now he is sleeping thankfully. And honestly had an easy night, his parents were here, and he was able to hang out with them no calls!

  4. Amber Says:

    Glad to hear that Princess

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