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03 September 2014 @ 10:19 pm
Not too sure about this...  
I was given a home log-in to my work desktop today, and I'm not really certain that it's a good idea. Up to now, on really busy days at work, I couldn't be expected to work of an evening as well. But now that I can access my work desktop from home, it's a little bit harder to get out of doing extra hours. Of course it would be a bonus if I was short of sick leave and had to work from home for a couple of days because I was too ill to go to work, but that's about the only advantage that I can see.
I'm so used to working with two screens, too, that it will be awkward and difficult to revert to just one. Might have to see if I can log in from my laptop, and connect my big monitor to that as well so I have both screens running.
 
 
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miwahni: Random No place like homemiwahni on September 4th, 2014 11:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's a concern. Having said that, I know that some of my colleagues who have put in some evening hours have been given time in lieu so it's not all take and no give.
Merlin Pendragon: Bureaumrlnpndrgn on September 4th, 2014 11:47 am (UTC)
Having said that, I know that some of my colleagues who have put in some evening hours have been given time in lieu so it's not all take and no give.

Ah! That was not my situation. I was on call for what we called "production" side of things, not development.
Some developers thought I was there for them at all hours of the day/night.
It took a while (and me refusing to help them a couple of time) to convince them otherwise.
But there were over a hundred of them, and only one of me, so...
And I did not get a cent more if I got no calls or 50 :-(

If your time is replaced, then, it's not so bad. As long as you can "take" the time off :-/
miwahnimiwahni on September 4th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
That would be a pain in the backside - and also feels very unfair. I don't understand how people can try to take advantage like that. I know one guy who is in charge of IT for a company building a dam, and it's nothing for him to get a major callout in the middle of the night, only to find that someone's printer is not working.... people have strange expectations!
Merlin Pendragon: Bureaumrlnpndrgn on September 4th, 2014 12:08 pm (UTC)
I know one guy who is in charge of IT for a company building a dam, and it's nothing for him to get a major callout in the middle of the night, only to find that someone's printer is not working....

That would have p*ssed me off majorly!

I once refused to help a guy who did not have his password to log in from home during a weekend upgrade.
I could have gotten it for him, but all developers had been warned : they had to make sure they could log in during the week-end.

That guy called me early on Sunday (I don't really recall "how" early). When I had spent half the night at the office running the upgrade. I had been asleep only for 2-3 hours I think.

I was not happy.

He had to get in the office because I refused to get him his password...

I felt mean. But on the other side, nobody else ever tried it again... :-/