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What is your 'availability' worth?

By Andrew Pollack on 09/16/2003 at 03:34 PM EDT

Hi all. I've been posed this question a number of times in my career -- the cost of having someone on a short leash. A support contract with a minimum time service level agreement. What is this worth? I've got a few right now, and there is an expectation that I'll be available on a 7x24 basis for problems with a daytime 1 hour response time and an off-time 4 hour response time. Not only that, but within 4 hours of response, the SLA demands that a plan for resolution be presented (if not implemented).

How much would any of you charge to wear that pager all the time -- weekends, holidays, vacations?

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re: What is your 'availability' worth?By Ben Langhinrichs on 06/23/2004 at 11:21 AM EDT
You could not pay me enough.
re: What is your 'availability' worth?By Devin Olson on 06/23/2004 at 11:21 AM EDT
Been there, done that. Was making $92K/year (in Phoenix). Was most absolutely
NOT worth it. I now have a 7am - 4pm Mondy - Friday only gig, making only
about half of what I used to make, and I'm much happier.

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