on point 10. I didn't specialise to do it, but having spent a good deal of time as a one man shop one thing I Iearned to do was to make sure call outs were very infrequent.
Robust code, good help, preventative maintenance, good training, monitoring and auditing. Saying that, I got paid for being available for call (10% of my salary), not for being called. A lot of firms shoot themselves in both feet with that one, reward performance not failure. Now I'm not saying a bloke looking at his next set of bills, a pocket full of loose change and a couple of kids in last years clothes would deliberately engineer a failure, but maybe, just maybe he won't try real hard not to have one.
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