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I agree, though also realize that this type of lawsuit is not new nor
is it uncalled for. As I posted earlier, this is happening with all
sorts of positions in all sorts of industries due to loose adherence
to and downright abuse of US exempt labor laws. Exempt + At Will +
zero accountability = trouble. Many companies are now auditing their
job positions and many are flipping a good number of roles (especially
non-senior ones) to non-exempt to lock step with the labor laws.
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Jodie Gilmore <jgilmor -at- pacifier -dot- com> wrote:
> <rant on>
> Well, pardon me for sounding like a right-wing radical (I can't help it),
> but I think such a class-action suit it stupid. No one FORCED these people
> to work overtime - they could always quit and go get a job that did pay
> overtime (like CNC machine milling, for instance). They must have known up
> front when they were hired that they weren't going to get overtime. If that
> was an issue for them, they should not have accepted the position. They
> could have also tried negotiating with the boss(es) to see if, like CPAs,
> when there was a period where they worked TONS of overtime, they could
> possibly trade and get a Friday off occasionally during light periods, for
> instance. There are lots of creative solutions that do not require the
> services of over-paid greedy lawyers. The litigiousness of our society never
> ceases to amaze me. Sue Sue Sue. And I'm not talking about "Sue, a boy
> named". Frankly, it makes me sick. Suck it up, work if you want to work, or
> quit, or negotiate.
> <rant off>
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