Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: Mike Starr <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 09:27:51 -0500

Well said; and that seems to be the basis of the lawsuit. Unpaid overtime to meet specific objectives is something I can live with. Required unpaid overtime on a regular basis just because they want my butt in the chair more hours is not.

Mike
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Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
>
> As a professional employee, you are not paid for
> your time, but for your knowledge and your ability
> to accomplish objectives. While it is true that most
> companies base their headcount on the number of
> people they expect will be needed to accomplish
> company objectives within "typical work days," any
> company that is actually *requiring* you to work X
> hours of overtime and would not be just as happy
> if you creatively applied the knowledge and abilities
> they are paying you for to figure out how to accomplish
> your objectives without working any extra hours is
> not employing you as a professional and should be
> paying you overtime.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
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References:
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Greg Holmes
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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