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Old 09-19-2006, 02:23 PM   #1
KGibbar
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On-call pay for system administrators


Hello all -
We are reviewing our compensation plan for our linux system administrators and I'm trying to convince our CEO that we need to offer some kind of pay for on-call duty. I would really appreciate any information on pager pay that any of you receive in your current roles. Do you receive a percentage of your salary? A bonus? An hourly rate? I'm looking for information from employees vs. contractors and would love to know the industry you're in as well.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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A rate per 8 hours, but it depends on the contract. Plus money for answering a call plus money for attending the office.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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as a contractor i general collect a flat fee for X hours of "on call" time with extra money if i have to make a trip to fix things.

the fee will depend on what type of work i will be doing. monitoring, call center, level 1 or 2 tech support, server maintnance, etc... fees very depending on the job.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 04:25 PM   #4
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Places I worked were, if you were paged and woken up, if it was less than 30 minutes, you bill for a whole 30 minutes. Anything beyond that is actual time spend fixing the issue. So, when you got paged, you hoped it was that 5 minute fix or a bogus non-responsive page that required no action, free money, well except the fact you got woken up.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 05:08 PM   #5
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I never got called out One year of free money just for carrying a mobile phone around
 
Old 09-19-2006, 05:20 PM   #6
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Salary and the joy of knowing you're just going to suck it up.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 12:01 PM   #7
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Thanks

Thanks everyone for your replies. This helps.
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Kristin
 
  


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