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Hi,

 

normally as a freelance sound recordist with own equipment I calculate my working time from door to door. (From  home. Not from the hotel)

Today I had the case, that I am not allowed to do this and my start time for me is as on the call sheet and the end is when wrapped.

 

I am working in Germany. 

 

 

 

How do you handle this?

 

And how do you argument that working time starts with loading equipment?

 

And another point is, do you calculate a safety buffer (e.g. traffic jams etc...)? 

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Nearly all of my working life has been billed as my hours starting at my call time on set, and ending when I leave the set.  Sometimes (rare any more) there is "drive time" money (vis a vis the highly malleable "studio zone").  Grip and lighting truck drivers get "portal to portal" pay, but in the USA generally the rest of the crew does not.  I will say that load-up time at the end of the day (esp on a complex shoot with a lot of gear out) is considered part of wrapping and IS on the clock.

 

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Totally Phil

 

Call time then work then wrap is the normal basic work time here

 

Common extras are travel time and overtime

 

For shoots away from base motel to motel is usually the time charged for

 

mike

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On 7/5/2019 at 5:31 AM, Philip Perkins said:

Grip and lighting truck drivers get "portal to portal" pay, but in the USA generally the rest of the crew does not. 


If our equipment also requires a truck/van then surely it is reasonable we too should get portal to portal?

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