Many factory workers have shifts where they have an on-call status, meaning they must be ready to come into work if they are contacted by their employer. Because there isn’t a guarantee that the person will have to work, there is some debate about what is acceptable and what isn’t when you know that you are on-call for work.
Employers will usually let on-call workers know the expectations for the shift. Read through the handbook, or determine your employer’s guidelines to make sure you’re behaving appropriately. And, yes, we know how boring it is to read through a handbook, but this information is critical, and not knowing it could jeopardize your job security.
In addition to your employer’s rules, we have some helpful, basic tips to keep yourself ready for the call.