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Hi does anyone else here do a standby at their work?Every 7 weeks i do a standby from friday to friday.

Friday 8am - 3.30pm On call from 3.30pm till Monday at 8am

Saturday on call all day

Sunday on call all day

Monday 8am - 4.30pm On call from 4.30pm till tuesday at 8am

The rest of the week is the same until i finish on the friday.

It is an absolute nightmare,not so much in the summer months but in the winter i can get anything from 12-25 jobs a night and seeing as its the council i work for,most of the houses are a total sxxxheap.

Emergencys include faulty mains smoke alarms,immersion thermostats,neutral to earth faults,lights out in stairwells,smashed sockets,switches etc etc etc.

Anyone else do this type of shift?
 
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ADAMSKI

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Advent Win
I USED TO DO IT

POSITIVES KEPT ME OUT THE PUB FOR A WEEK AND GOOD MONEY

NEGATIVES LONG WEEK TIRED NO PLANNING

I DID IT ONCE IN EVERY FOUR SO YOU JUST GOT IN A ROUTINE

i ACTUALLY MISS IT WELL THE CASH ANYWAY
 
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Same routine here - about 1 in 10 weeks though. Our work is also council / housing association stock, so I understand the problems. Fortunately the last few times I've done it, it has been fairly quiet. It depends on the callout operator. The one I've been on with recently is very good at weeding out dumb calls where they are just trying to get a response job booked for out of hours to suit their convenience, and is also very goot at telling people we will not change an immersion heater in the middle of the night - boil a kettle.

The money is pretty good, and I'm hard up. Mind you, they guy who has just finised his stint today has had a pig of a week!
 
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