Re: Average Hours Worked

Subject: Re: Average Hours Worked
From: "John Fleming" <johntwrl -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 00:22:54 +0000

On Mon, 29 Jul 2002 15:52:24 +0100, while chained to a desk in the scriptorium, DBraniff -at- amphion -dot- com ("Damien Braniff") wrote:

$A though for those working long hours. If you're earning $80k/year and
$regularly work 50 hr/week (instead of a standard 40) then you are
$essentially 'donating' 25% of your time to the company for free - in
$effect you're giving the company $20k/year. I don't think I'm that

It's in situations like this where I prefer to bill by the hour.

At least that way I can get compensation for my overtime.

Otherwise, I see working large amounts of overtime as taking a voluntary pay *cut*.

John Fleming
Technical Writer and SAS Programmer
Edmonton, Canada

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