Post-it 12/12/21-Those who take call but have no real desire to work it

The post-it reads ‘attracted to call but not willing to work when called in.’

I imagine that this refers to a “mood”.

This is not about the call shift.

This is an everyday occurrence for some before the advent of the call shift.

I have heard it many times.

‘Yeah, I like the call money but who likes to work on their day off?’


‘This seemed to be a good idea at the time.’

The on-call hourly rate is never very much.

Just a little something extra to pay you for not being able to do what you want on your day off.

The real money is made when you are called in and work.

Call back money is usually time and a half.

This can be attractive to some.

But to others even time and a half is not worth having to give up the day off free time.

There is nothing wrong with that.

There will always be others who find it profitable to take other people’s call.

And then there are people like me.

Who take call for the work’s sake.

The money is nice, but money isn’t everything.

But be aware of what you are getting into when you agree to take someone’s call.

Because sometimes you work.

Please don’t whine about that.

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