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Rarely, I'm just a peon
Often, to interpret my work log/papers etc.
Frequently for my skills & knowledge & shift fill-in
All the time for B.S. reasons.
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Offline darkmatter

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Called or Paged at Home
« on: Oct 11, 2004, 03:37 »
Having worked at various places, I've seen the "call em at home" from rarely to almost daily depending on the utility culture and/or crisis of the moment.
How often have you been called at home or called in and how do you feel about it?
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Re: Called or Paged at Home
« Reply #1 on: Oct 11, 2004, 11:59 »
ok dark matter tell us what you have done in some of thses areas ? or do you get to sit there and watch the fallout of things to come?
me I been called at home sevral times. but hey thats why they ask for your # in case someone is needed to give a helping hand . and do what ever it takes to get the job done.
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Re: Called or Paged at Home
« Reply #2 on: Oct 11, 2004, 02:19 »
Rather be called at home and fix something then come in the next day and fix the fix.
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Re: Called or Paged at Home
« Reply #3 on: Oct 11, 2004, 09:46 »
ok dark matter tell us what you have done in some of thses areas ? or do you get to sit there and watch the fallout of things to come?
Comment noted, My feelings are: When I'm called in for a mechanical problem to keep the plant running or bring er back up---I'm fine with that, thats what we do. When I'm called in to fill-in for a Schedule due to illness or accident------I'm fine with that and am more concerned with the individual whose's out. When I'm called in to handle some political derived crisis due to incompentence------I question whether I want to work here. When I'm called in to fill-in for someone to go play golf with the boss----I pitch a fit. When I'm called at home to answer a work related question-----I'm fine with that if the answer isn't availible at work with a reasonable thought process-----If they're calling rather then use their brains, I worry about the future of nuclear power.
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Re: Called or Paged at Home
« Reply #4 on: Oct 11, 2004, 11:10 »
I don't mind getting called at home, because I know most of the time it means it'll be something I either won't see often (So I'll learn from it) or it's something I know and can use what I've learned so far.  No matter what, I know that if they call me at home I'll be making some nice money, and these days that goes farther than job satisfaction.
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Re: Called or Paged at Home
« Reply #5 on: Oct 12, 2004, 09:37 »
it is amazing how many supers I have worked with never have a phone at the place they are staying. even though they can call you to tell you they are going to the boat and meet them at the blackjack table.
geuss they do not want the back shift calls.
I used have to call the PM evey time we had an ijury that went offsite. he wanted to know know matter what time it was.  those 2 in the morning calls were fun to make.
of course back at one site I was told two charge 2 hours every time I was called at home.

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Re: Called or Paged at Home
« Reply #6 on: Jan 17, 2005, 08:41 »
Test after test after test after test...

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Re: Called or Paged at Home
« Reply #7 on: Feb 16, 2005, 09:14 »
When I was an IT Analyst (i.e. computer geek) at Calvert I used to get called - well, beeped, actually - on occasion to fix software and hardware problems. As a tech I have never been called at home. I question the concept of waking someone up at 0-dark-30 and then asking if they can fix a problem. If you could fix it from home (remote access was great) that was good, but if you had to come in, then they asked if you were fit for duty. Wasn't sure how logging in from home was different from logging in at the site... or how you could be fit for duty after sleeping for 3 hours and being jarred awake by a beeper. Losing that leash they called a beeper was a major benefit of being RIFed.
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Re: Called or Paged at Home
« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2005, 05:07 »
It is usually to work overtime.  So really it doesn't bother me.  I only wish they could call more often for Sundays.

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Re: Called or Paged at Home
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2005, 09:36 »
Almost always for overtime.  Caller Id is great for that.  Usually means time and half or double time.  The ones you hate are when they start asking questions about something you did 3 weeks ago.  Did I screw up or break something.

 


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