Tough, so you need to decide if it's worth it or not. `
Ground Operations (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – May 23, 2018
If you think standby flying is worth it for really wearing down your body, then go for it. The pay isn't great, so it's best to make a deal with someone you can find to cooperate to reduce the days you're there. Longer hours and less days at work is great, being there more often for shorter shifts makes it feel like a waste of time.
Shift freezes? You can't leave unless given permission at risk of the job.
No consistent downtown, variables out of your control keep you at work