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on call florida, in hvac srevice field

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    The-Tposted 8 years ago

    I don't understand why in Florida they post employee laws when the employer has total rights of the employee.I work in the HVAC service field, I did not know the employer can make me be on call and make it mandatory. I get no set lunch breaks or have normal free time with my family on weekends when I am on call. I though fed law provides for that.

  2. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Hmmmm....was married to an HVAC guy for a long time. If you don't like being on call, then don't be an HVAC tech, or a doctor, or a Mom.

    "On call" hours are impossible to put laws to. You could work 8 hours straight one day, and nothing the next day. And yet, you still get paid. And usually more than your normal salary.

    Suck it up, big boy, or get out of the field.

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    annvansposted 8 years ago

    If you are an employee, I guess they can do as they wish.  If you are a contractor, you still may have to be on call if that was stated in the contract.  Maybe you could find a county or state job?  Maybe those jobs will have you on call less amount of time?

  4. Jared Carter profile image60
    Jared Carterposted 6 years ago

    Wow Irohner that was a rude comment! The HVAC business really *is* hard and being on call is a huge demand.

    But then again it's different than being on call as a doctor or nurse, for example. Talk about tough!