RE: employment law, overtime

Subject: RE: employment law, overtime
From: "Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:48:46 -0800

>I remember starting at a new job, and not being able to take any paid
vacation time for over a year -- it ended up
>being close to two years between when I was actually able to take

My sister, Donna, worked for many years at the same company. She had
something like 5 or 6 weeks vacation a year. Then, their company was
purchased by someone new. The new parent company made you accrue
vacation each month, and only use what was accrued -- which meant that
if Donna wanted to take a three week vacation, she could not do it
before July or August. Then, she was forced to take the time she earned
in November and December at the end of the year, because she would lose
it if it wasn't used.

The next year, the vacation policy changed. :)

Tech-writing tie-in: The writer/editor of the new employee manual could
have, and probably should have, noticed and pointed out this problem.
Would have saved a lot of grief if a simple note had been added -- "Do
you realize that no one will be in the office the last week of December?
Is this what you really want to say?"

Diane Evans
Requirements Analyst
Rosetta Inpharmatics

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