Well, Sunday was pretty pleasant, although I worked about 5-6 hours as I did on Saturday. One of our clients (at work) was upgrading their software over the weekend. It was/is my responsibility to take care of a 3rd party software package called Safari-UDMS. This client was more troublesome because he has over 20 databases. Each one had to be upgraded and validated.
I don’t mind working weekends and after hours, but I certainly would like to be compensated for the time. I had a discussion with my manager a month ago about these upgrades and the time I would need to put in. I had assumed that I would get comp time. “I will,” he said, “but it is not a one-for-one hour formula.” There is no formula. It’s his disgression how and when I can take some time off.
I told him that stunk. At least when I was on 24×7 support, I got paid. But now with this, who knows. And I volunteered to do this support in order to help our clients. That’s what happens when you volunteer. My manager wants to know how to do what I do so we can avoid this issues in the future. So, I am working on a document which explains the process.