September 24, 2004 at 5:17 pm #55483
what exactly does it mean??September 24, 2004 at 5:30 pm #55505
It’s like being on standby.September 24, 2004 at 5:31 pm #55521
Well that’s what I assume it is.September 24, 2004 at 5:31 pm #55538
you can’t relax.September 24, 2004 at 7:27 pm #55555
[i]Originally posted by der_besessen[/i]
It’s like being on standby.
Good way to put it A friend of mine got a job at the Post Office, but he only works on the weekends and “on-calls”. Sucks when you have plans to do stuff and an unexpected phone call for you to come into work intrudes that.September 24, 2004 at 7:30 pm #55571
hm.. that sucks… since i’m a full-time college student, will it be more difficult in that sense?September 24, 2004 at 10:33 pm #55586
well, for one of my jobs, i’m on-call…and i find it to be very convenient for my schedule. either they call me, or i call them and let them know when i can work. if they call, i can always refuse. love it! funny thing is, during the summer, i was an on-call employee working full-time hours…another bright side was that i was allowed to work doubles/overtime…cha-ching!September 25, 2004 at 11:41 am #55600
Sucks if you are in the military because if you miss their calls and you are told that you are specifically on stand-by you can get an article 15.September 27, 2004 at 5:15 pm #55615
what is an ‘article 15?’ sounds scary.September 28, 2004 at 10:05 am #55631
being on call sucks if it’s all you have, which is what i am on. i do piece work for a printshop and it’s really slow right now, so i got sheeit to do. i’d rather work a 9-5 then be on call even though i get paid pretty well, they don’t call often enough.September 28, 2004 at 11:39 am #55643
[i]Originally posted by MissMichelle[/i]
what is an ‘article 15?’ sounds scary.
Depending on the degree of the offense or cirsumstances it can be punishable. For a minor offense you can recieve “thirty days’ confinement”, but multiple misconducts can lead to being dishonorably discharged, which would look horrible on anyone’s resume.The worse someone could get is court-martialed. Article 15 is what they refer to in the Army and Air Force.September 30, 2004 at 12:39 am #55658
yep “on call” always sux. really sux to be on call status in school haha, cause depending on the situation, you’d have to leave school hahaSeptember 30, 2004 at 10:32 am #55673
Its like a part time job. They only call you up when they need you to finish up the project when the deadline is close or when people call out sick. They will need you to fill in that other person’s spot =)September 30, 2004 at 1:39 pm #55688
on call sux..
one time I was enjoying a holday with my ex-girl and my work called me in, and I had to cancel plans with the lady for work. that sux being on call..October 24, 2004 at 1:18 pm #55704
Well how about on call on 3 shifts? Oh that! u can feel like working 24 hours…! AIkkkk. But anyway, on call is part of my job now…I need to learn to accept this kind of schedule.
HAving is already a must!November 18, 2004 at 9:50 pm #55721
well, i work regular shifts and on calls as well…but most of the time, i always say im busy doing this n that so i never accept on-calls. I do need the money…but dam…work is so boring.