[Histonet] Response to On-Call pay

Wed Jan 9 07:39:35 CST 2008

We are paid $3/hour starting at 5:00 pm Friday evening and ending at Midnight on Sunday night (Monday morning).  If we are called in, we get a minimum 3 hour call back pay and 1 and a half times our hourly pay rate, plus a $5/hour weekend differential rate.  Histotechs rotate call every week-end from Friday to Monday.  As the lead tech, I cover all call from Monday to Thursday.  We come in for equipment problems and rapid processing requests and are available for answering questions.  Pathologists come in on their own for frozen sections, etc.

Hope this helps!  We had to really fight to get our on-call pay equivalent to the call that we were actually doing...so don't give up!

Michelle L McNeese, HT (ASCP)
Lead Tech, Histology
Department of Pathology
Childrens Medical Center
(214) 456-6146
Email:  michelle.mcneese <@t> childrens.com

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