Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 13:36:19 -0700

It probably depends on the timing. i.e., how long she
worked those long weeks before complaining about the
hours, and how her performance was rated before the
complaint. Another unanswered question is whether
her coworkers were also putting in those long weeks
or if they were somehow managing to get their work
done satisfactorily in fewer hours, and if her complaint
about hours was just the last straw for a manager who
was already displeased with her work and would have
been just as happy if she had managed to "improve her
performance" without working 60+ hours a week. I would
not be surprised if we hear Sun maintain that they never
demanded that she work those specific hours and that
she just wasn't able to do the same work other writers
were getting done in less time.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
> Seems like a somewhat harsh rant for this case. Hoenemier did not
> seek
> employment at Sun. She worked for a company that was bought-out by
> Sun and
> she protested working overtime. It looks like Sun was coercing
> Hoenemier
> into working overtime when they "ordered her to improve her
> performance
> after she complained about overtime." They ordered her to improve
> *after*
> she complained. So when she was working long hours without proper
> compensation and she wasn't complaining, her performance was fine?


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