Salaried vs. hourly

Subject: Salaried vs. hourly
From: "Carl Leonard" <cleonard -at- photographer -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 08:21:40 -0800

In Kimberly's ( <JKWilson -at- concentric -dot- net> ) comments, I found this
statement interesting:

"If the company pays you a real salary, for 40 hours
regardless of how many actual hours you worked, then they don't even have
to pay you straight overtime."

<snivel>
Most employers these days agree with the above statement.... when it refers
to hours worked beyond 40 hours. But if you work less than 40 hours, you
have three choices:
* get docked for the missed hours
* apply sick leave to those hours
* apply vacation time to those hours.
It's a one-way street, a win-lose situation.
</snivel>

My current employer is going through some phenomenal growth right now, and
I've worked for several different managers in the past 6 months. The
experienced managers have allowed me and my cow orkers (not a misspelling)
to adjust are time sheets to get some comp time out of the occasional 15
hour days. My current manager - an inexperienced, hateful jerk - wants to
negotiate such things on a case by case basis. So far, his idea of
negotiation has been to disallow both extra pay *AND* comp time for those
long days... even though the company is billing the client for those hours.

Yes, my resume is back in circulation.

Carl Leonard
Microsoft Certified Professional
"If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The
literature was full of examples that said you can't do this."
--Spencer Silver on work that led to 3-M 'Post-It' Notepads.





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