Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit; STC position? (take II)

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit; STC position? (take II)
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Donald H. White" <dwhite -at- jrtcllc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 11:24:39 -0600

THis is true, very true and thanks for making the distinction.

Becoming a Salaried employee does not automatically authorize one's
superiors to abuse their employees through required, unpaid work.

How many of us are required to put in un-compensated overtime due to poor
management? This would change if it was a measurable item...such as $$$. 90%
of the death marches I've worked have been due to someone, somewhere
dropping a ball.

It's not unreasonable to update the law to include PAID overtime folks. In
Utah labor laws don't even require more than simple ten-minute breaks twice
an 8 hour work period. If you ask me, that's archaic and abusive if an
employer decided to enforce it (and there are times where I've worked under
conditions where that HAS been enforced).

I've never joined the STC because it is a gutless, useless institution that
has done little to further this profession...in my opinion. Please prove me
wrong (with cited fact).

-Collin
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On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Donald H. White <dwhite -at- jrtcllc -dot- com>
wrote:

> > Overtime pay that is *required* by an employer...
>
> I think the issue is not with "overtime," as it is legally and classically
> defined. Rather, it's with being paid for the hours worked, period. If a
> particularly day's work requires one to stay on for an hour or less, who's
> to quibble? Yet, if an employer expects/requires/demands one work 10 or
> more
> hours per week and does not compensate for that effort...well, that's an
> issue.
>
> I'm a contractor and my contracts--those that are not fixed-fee--require
> that I will be paid for each hour worked and billed. This issue doesn't
> deal
> with contractors; it's with employees and employers.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Donald H. White
> James River Technical Communications LLC
> www.jrtcllc.com
>
>
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Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit; STC position? (take II): From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit; STC position? (take II): From: Donald H. White

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