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."

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.

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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