Working vs non-working hours

In my example, I try to calculate how many non-working hours people spend, and at least in the EU, you have to pay extra for this 1, and it’s good to pay them. Still, many people will like not working on weekends more than money. Sleep deprivation is a big problem, and as a manager, you have to think about this. 2

I have one colleague that works in a company that provides one day of vacation for a week of on-call instead of money, and he likes it.

  1. Oncall Compensation for Software Engineers - ↩︎

  2. J. Durmer and D. Dinges, “Neurocognitive Consequences of Sleep Deprivation”, in Seminars in Neurology, vol. 25, no. 1, 2005. ↩︎