RE: Average hours worked

Subject: RE: Average hours worked
From: "bryan johnson" <bryan -dot- johnson -at- motoman -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2002 11:44:42 -0400


Exactly! I've had this conversation with my employer countless times. As an Exempt/ Salaried employee, I am paid to get a job done, not to fill a chair for 40 hours a week. Therefore, if a job requires me to put in 12 hour days and weekends, that's my problem. I agreed to do the job in return for a set payment. If I don't like the long hours, it's my responsibility to either figure out a way to work smarter or find other employment. Conversely, as a salaried employee, I don't expect to be questioned about my comings and goings, when I arrived at work or how long a lunch I took. If you want to play "watch the clock", Great! make me an hourly employee.

However, if you want an exempt/salaried employee, leave me alone! If the work you hired me for is done to your satisfaction, why do you care if it was performed in 40 or 80 hours? If its not done to your satisfaction, you now have every reason to reprimand or fire me. As a professional, I simply cannot stand being baby-sat. Luckily, my current employer is very happy with my performance and realizes I put in way more than 40 hours a week. So, I can enjoy an extended lunch every now and then and can get way more work done on the weekend without the interruption!

Well anyway, there's my rant for the week. Have a great weekend all!


Bryan K. Johnson
Senior Technical Writer
Motoman Inc.
(937) 847-3407


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