RE: Compensation for commuting? was RE: seating arrangements

Subject: RE: Compensation for commuting? was RE: seating arrangements
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 09:28:19 -0400

Of course it will. If you work an 8-hour day, get paid $10 per hour, and
have no commute time (and these are the arrangements you work out and
agree to with your employer), your daily intake is $80.

If your employer subsequently requires you take a 3-hour (90-minutes
times two ways) commute, this makes your day 11 hours long. If the
employer does not compensate you for the change in working conditions,
you are still making $80 per day, but are now working 11 hours. Thus,
your hourly wage is actually $7.27 per hour, which is close to a 30% pay

Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: John Fleming [mailto:johntwrl -at- hotmail -dot- com]
>$So, in addition to losing $5-10,000 per year in pay for commuting
>$expenses, the employee in question has also had their per-hour wage
>$diluted because of the additional 38% increase in work hours.

You're assuming here, of course, that Ola's being paid a salary. If the
is hourly, the per hour wage may not be affected.

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