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How does your family feel about you being on call?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Plumber interview

How to Answer

Often times a potential employer will ask about your availability to see if it suits the needs of their organization. Being a plumber will often mean 24/7 on call for emergency plumbing needs. How do you feel about this?

If you have all the flex in the world with your schedule, you could reply: "My family understands the potentially late or random hours required of a plumber and we are all prepared for that commitment."

If your schedule is not as flexible, you could reply: "I have been on call from time to time throughout my career as a plumber. I am willing to be a team player and do my share however; my family prefers that I am not on call all of the time. How often would you require me to be on call?" You can chat further from there. Perhaps they only ask for one weekend per month from you, etc. Be careful not to rule out the position entirely before finding out all of the details.

How does your family feel about you being on call?
Answer example

"My family understands the potentially late or random hours required of a plumber and we are all prepared for that commitment."

View user-submitted Answers

How does your family feel about you being on call?
1.
They are not so feel bad I think they are happy.
2.
They are fine with it. No problems at all.
3.
They understand that it comes with the position.
4.
They said its good for me to get in to.
5.
Of course sometimes they get upset depending on what we are currently doing, but they know it is my job and are happy and thankful I am able to have a job even if I am on call.
6.
My wife understands it is part of the job.

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