Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Suzette Leeming" <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 12:26:53 -0400

It has been my experience that during an interview, a company will state
that overtime without pay is sometimes required and when pressed, they'll
say it's only a few hours a week. Then when in the job, the reality is that
the overtime requirement is 50%+, and to me, that's unacceptable. I'm not
working for a charity organization to whom I should donate my time for free.

My job requires me to work 35 hours a week. I'll put up to 5 additional
hours per week for no additional moneys. Anything over that is up for

Some companies even try to get away with that at CNC machining jobs BTW.
That's what my husband does and he has encountered that many times. Tooling
wasn't ready on time so they expect him to stay late or come in on Saturday
to get the machine set up, but they don't want to pay him overtime.

Regardless of the job, there should be respect and fairness for employees.

That's my opinion, anyway.

Suzette Leeming
Stouffville, Ontario

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