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Discussion on: Making On-Call Not Suck

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Nice article, Molly!

I have a question for you. How do your on call members get compensated?

The companies I worked for (in Germany) typically had a one week rotation, and the person on call got compensated for being on call as well as the times they actually had to work. These companies also never paid for more than one person to be on call at the same time (so no fallback).

So now we still face the problem that the devs are on call maybe once every three months. This means, they don't get the required experience for general ops-stuff as well as being on call.


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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Being on call is part of our job so we do not make extra money for it, unfortunately.

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