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On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 2:36 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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